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.