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Buy-In: $0
Prize Pool: $2,000,000
Entrants: 114

No-Limit Hold'em

  • Nov 05, '05 - Nov 08, '05
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Updates on Final Day (Nov 08, 05)

 
 

Mike Matusow Wins the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions ($1,000,000)

Mike Matusow wins the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions, taking home $1 million, a very cool trophy, a TV victory that will air on Christmas Eve, and a crapload of bragging rights.
 

Mike Matusow Wins!

Hand 207 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, and Matusow checks. The flop comes Ks-Kc-9c, Matusow checks, Corkins bets $20,000, and Matusow folds.

Hand 208 - Mike Matusow has the button, and he folds.

Hand 209 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, Matusow raises to $60,000, and Corkins calls. The flop comes Ks-Js-4d, Matusow bets $60,000, Corkins moves all in, and Matusow immediately calls with Kd-9d (pair of kings). Corkins shows Qc-10c for an open-ended straight draw. Corkins needs a nine or an ace, or something runner-runner to stay alive.

The turn card is the 2h, and Matusow is one card away from winning. The river card is the 3h, and Hoyt Corkins is eliminated in second place, earning $325,000.

Mike Matusow wins the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions, taking home $1 million, a very cool trophy, a TV victory that will air on Christmas Eve, and a crapload of bragging rights.
 

Hand 204 - Mike Matusow has the button, he limps, Corkins moves all in, and Matusow folds.

Hand 205 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, and Matusow checks. The flop comes Kd-9c-9s, and both players check. The turn card is the 4h, and they check again. The river card is the 8s, Matusow bets $50,000, and Corkins calls. Matusow shows J-9 (trip nines) to win the pot. Matusow now has about $655,000 in chips.

Hand 206 - Mike Matusow has the button, he limps, Corkins moves all in, and Matusow folds.
 

Matusow to the crowd: "Sorry I can't make this more entertaining for you, but I've run out of gas." After someone in the audience responds, he says that he has a tournament that he has to play at noon. He's already invested $50,000 into that buy in, and he doesn't plan to miss it.

Hand 201 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, unknown action (no flop).

Hand 202 - Mike Matusow has the button, he raises to $60,000, and Corkins folds.

Hand 203 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, and Matusow checks. The flop comes Qs-2s-2h, Matusow bets $30,000, and Corkins calls. The turn card is the 4c, Matusow checks, Corkins bets $60,000, and Matusow calls. The river card is the 10s, putting three spades on the board. Both players check. Matusow shows a queen to win a pretty big pot.
 

Approximate Chip Counts

The following approximate chip counts are announced to the crowd:

Hoyt Corkins - $670,000
Mike Matusow - $470,000
 

Hand 199 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, Matusow raises to $70,000, and Corkins folds.

Hand 200 - Mike Matusow has the button, and he folds.
 

Hand 196 - Mike Matusow has the button, he limps, and Corkins checks. The flop comes Kc-Jh-10c with two clubs, Corkins checks, Matusow bets $30,000, and Corkins calls. The turn card pairs the board with the Jd, and both players check. The river card is the 7d, Corkins checks, Matusow bets $40,000, and Corkins folds.

Hand 197 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he raises to $60,000, and Matusow calls. The flop comes Jc-5c-2c, Matusow checks, Corkins bets $60,000, and Matusow folds.

Hand 198 - Mike Matusow has the button, and he folds. Corkins shows A-Q as he collects the pot.
 

Approximate Chip Counts

The following approximate chip counts are announced to the crowd:

Hoyt Corkins - $620,000
Mike Matusow - $490,000
 

Hand 193 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, Matusow moves all in, and Corkins folds.

Hand 194 - Mike Matusow has the button, and he folds.

Hand 195 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, and Matusow checks. The flop comes 10c-7s-4h, Matusow bets $30,000, and Corkins folds. Matusow takes the pot.

Jimmy Sommerfeld says, "This might be the quietest I've ever seen Mike." Matusow mutters his response, but it's too quiet for us to hear in media row, even in a quiet room.
 

Hand 190 - Mike Matusow has the button, he raises to $55,000, and Corkins folds.

Jimmy Sommerfeld asks the sleepy crowd, "Who just wants ANYBODY to win?" The response is louder than it was for either of the players individually. Everyone wants to go home. Except the two players fighting for a million dollars and an important title.

Hand 191 - Hoyt Corkins has the button, he limps, and Matusow checks. The flop comes Jh-9d-2h, Matusow bets $40,000, and Corkins folds. Matusow takes the pot.

Hand 192 - Mike Matusow has the button, he limps, and Corkins checks. The flop comes 9s-8h-5h, Corkins checks, Matusow bets $30,000, and Corkins folds. Matusow takes the pot.
 
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