Like The Old Days: Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow Battle Heads-Up At Poker Tournament
'Poker Brat' Outlasts 'The Mouth' In $1,100 Tournament
Poker legends Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow have had some epic poker hands with each other over their long and storied careers. On Tuesday, both men were playing heads-up in a side event at the 2017 WPT L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino (main event begins Saturday).
The $1,100 Omaha hi-low eight-or-better/stud hi-low eight-or-better tournament drew a field of 72 runners. The “Poker Brat” entered heads-up play with a 2-1 chip advantage and outlasted “The Mouth” to win $25,200. Matusow pocketed $14,400 for his efforts.
Commerce Tournament Coordinator Justin Hammer recorded a portion of their battle.
Heads up play resumes between
phil_hellmuth</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/themouthmatusow">themouthmatusow @LAPC #WPTLAPC https://t.co/2qPS863iEf
— Justin Hammer (@TheJustinHammer) February 22, 2017
Matusow obviously wasn’t too thrilled about the result.
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) February 22, 2017
The 14-time WSOP bracelet winner of course was all smiles after his victory.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) February 22, 2017
Though the buy-in was relatively small, Hellmuth was finally able to get some tournament revenge on Matusow, who ran well in their 2013 NBC Heads-Up battle to give him that title and $750,000.
Here’s just one more unforgettable hand the two poker stars have played together.
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