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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD


Mike Dentale Wins 2017 CPPT Venetian December Extravaganza Main Event

Mike Dentale has won the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event. The 47-year-old window business owner from Brooklyn, New York defeated a field of 235 entries to win ...

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.

Matusow obviously wasn’t too thrilled about the result.

The 14-time WSOP bracelet winner of course was all smiles after his victory.

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.