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Mike Matusow

The Mouth

United States

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
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Total Winnings GPI
$9,015,656 

1549.03 259th (240th)

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Biography

Never one to crawl into a shell at the table, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow got his nickname for his reputation of talking trash at the poker table. Of these well-known rants, Matusow’s most famous incident might be when he berated eventual champion Greg Raymer in the 2004 Main Event.

Matusow took up poker at a young age when a friend introduced him to the game just before the 1990s. The game would soon become more and more serious for him. He took up a job as a poker dealer where he was able to pick up on various strategies and watch others play hand after hand, which helped him greatly. Following dealing, Mike took up the game professionally and never looked back.

Everyone may remember that Scotty Nguyen won the 1998 WSOP Main Event for a cool $1 million. If you watch the footage of the event, you’ll see Mike Matusow rooting Scotty on from the rail. The Mouth paid one-third of Scotty’s satellite buy-in, which he ended up parlaying into an overall victory in the Main Event. For this, Matusow was given a third of Nguyen’s winnings.

One year later, Matusow would win his first bracelet. He followed that up the next year with some more WSOP cashes before making a very deep run at the 2001 Main Event. He placed sixth and earned almost $240,000. In 2002, Matusow won his second bracelet and in 2005 he made another deep run in the Main Event. This time around, he finish was slightly worse when he placed ninth, but it was worth more than four times what he earned in his previous Main Event final table. He took home $1 million. Later that same year, the WSOP Tournament of Champions was held and Matusow won the event for another $1 million. He would eventually win his third bracelet in 2008, cashing multiple other times along the way.

The Mouth also has made a few WPT final tables. He’s cashed in many other events, some of which include the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the Aruba Classic, and the Wynn Classic.

Matusow has also been featured on High Stakes Poker and is a regular fixture on Poker After Dark, which he won once. You can also regularly find Matusow playing a wide range of games and tournaments on Full Tilt Poker where he is a member of Team Full Tilt.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
19th $7,784
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
77th $4,411
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
39th $5,617
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
40th $5,458
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
11th $19,788
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
1st $266,503
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
14th $9,818
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
43rd $4,309
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
8th $34,748
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
8th $40,059
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
223rd $3,584
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
54th $5,106
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
24th $6,368
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
20th $20,129
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
49th $4,448
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
26th $21,665
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 46 - $2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
23rd $7,411
2008 World Series of Poker Europe
£10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event
18th £36,200
2008 World Series of Poker
39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event
30th $193,000
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
57th $2,959
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 37 - $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low World Championship
5th $138,062
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 18 - $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw w/ Rebuys
1st $537,862
2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-Up Championship
9th $25,000
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 39 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E.
16th $88,800
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 19 - $2,500 No Limit Holdem
11th $21,435