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‘The Mouth’ Attempts a Big Bluff

‘The Mouth’ Attempts a Big Bluff

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jun 15, 2011


A few months ago, I watched the final table of the World Poker Tour tournament at Bay 101 as Mike “The Mouth” Matusow went for the win. Late in the day, with four players remaining at the table and the blinds at 15,000-30,000, and a 5,000 ante, Matusow (1.8 million in chips) opened for 70,000 from under the gun with the A♣ 10♦, and Alan Sternberg (3.7 million in chips) called with 4-4 from the button. The flop came down K♠ 9♥ 9♣, Matusow bet 85,000, and Sternberg called. The turn card was the 6♣, Matusow checked, and Sternberg bet 125,000. After a minute, Matusow made a move and raised to 325,000 to go, and after about 30 seconds, Sternberg called. The river was the 3♥, Matusow bet 500,000, and Sternberg quickly called. I break this hand down here in this column and in full video format on the WPT ...

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