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World Series of Poker -- Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow Wins Fourth Career Gold Bracelet

Matusow Wins 7-Card Stud Eight-Or-Better Event and $266,503


Mike Matusow Gets His Fourth Gold Bracelet“The Mouth” is back! It’s been an amazing year for Mike Matusow, who has seen his ups and downs in the poker world since Black Friday. The 45-year-old poker pro started off the year with a win in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship for $750,000. On Friday, he followed that up by winning his fourth career gold bracelet in event no. 13 of the World Series of Poker.

Matusow defeated a field of 210 players in the $5,000 seven-card stud eight-or-better event, claiming a first-place prize of $266,503, which puts him over the seven-figure mark for the year. He now has over $8.5 million in career tournament earnings, putting him in 27th place all time.

Matusow’s four bracelets put him into a tie for 22nd place with players such as David Chiu, Artie Cobb, Mickey Appelman, Puggy Pearson, Lakewood Louie, Tom McEvoy, Bobby Baldwin, Huck Seed, Bill Boyd and Amarillo Slim.

Matusow, who has final tabled the WSOP main event twice, admitted that he hasn’t always been responsible with his money, but that he was happy to be back on top.

“Yeah, I’ve blown most of it,” he said. “But it’s never been about money for me. When my head is on straight, I really believe I’m the best in the world. Nobody can beat me when I’m playing my A-game.”

“F—k the haters,” he added.

To earn the title, Matusow had to defeat a stacked final table that included the likes of Mike Leah, Gavin Smith, Vladimir Shchemelev, Yuval Bronshtein, David Baker, Matthew Ashton and Tony Cousineau, who recorded his record 55th cash without earning a bracelet.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Mike Matusow $266,503 720
2 Matthew Ashton $164,700 600
3 Mike Leah $108,412 480
4 David Baker $79,078 360
5 Yuval Bronshtein $58,835 300
6 Tony Cousineau $44,543 240
7 Gavin Smith $34,268 180
8 Vladimir Shchemelev $26,757 120

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Photo Credit: WSOP/Eddie Malluk



over 7 years ago

I wonder how many people were lined up to collect from him. This is proof that there is not such thing as justice.


over 7 years ago

Plays great and talks cocky as long as those BiPolar Meds are working.