Of the many story lines that have developed this year, among our tops is that 2013 might be the year that Mike “The Mouth” Matusow kept himself relevant for another decade.
Matusow had basically fallen off the map. No real scores of note. Heck, post-Black Friday, his brother practically eclipsed him in notoriety within the community.
However, earlier this year Matusow captured the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, earning himself $750,000.
And yesterday, he struck bracelet gold for a fourth time, capturing 2013 WSOP Event #13 ($5,000 7CS 8oB). He banks $266,503 for the win.
The notables he defeated at the final included David “Bakes” Baker (4th – $79,078), Yuval Bronshtein (5th – $58,835), and Gavin Smith (7th -$34,268).
Get a full recap here.
Before the final table, Matusow in typical humility and complete and total self-awareness noted to Card Player that he’s probably the second best tournament player OF ALL-TIME, behind Carlos Mortensen. Read that interview here.
In other WSOP news,
alien Allen Cunningham just missed bracelet #6, losing heads-up in Event #12 ($1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em) to Lev Rofman. Get the recap here.