Mike Matusow Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Mike Matusow is back from the dead. And so are we. For now.

No seriously.

We’re not kidding.

And no, this is not 2004.

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, he of “Game Passed Him By 8 Years Ago” fame, defeated Phil Hellmuth to claim the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

It was a best case scenario situation for the WSOP and NBC. Let’s just say when they got in the money and were down to 16, a Dan Cates vs Dan Smith final was on the table–which is nowhere near as exciting a combo as this Dan & Dan.

For the win, Matusow banks $750,000, or about $750,000 more than he’s banked the past four years. Hellmuth continues his year long upswing, earning $300,000.

Other cashers included the aforementioned Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates ($50,000), Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan ($25,000), Antonio Esfandiari ($25,000), Vanessa Rousso, a woman, who went to Duke ($25,000), and Phil Ivey ($25,000).

Get full results here.


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