Day 3 Completed
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|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 3 Completed
"I want to thank all of my fans," said Matusow, as he was being interviewed by WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. Matusow was clearly overwhelmed with emotion, though not quite to the point of tears.
"I don't know much about this game," joked Matusow, "but I know no-limit. If I continue to play like I played this week, it's gonna be a real good World Series." That comment drew a rousing round of applause from all of the fans who stayed into the late hours of the night to watch Matusow's triumph.
On the last hand before dinner, Matusow lost a huge chunk of his stack to Lisandro after betting a pair and getting called by Lisandro's ace-high. He came back from the dinner break with about ten big blinds in his stack. Just before play resumed after dinner, Matusow came over to our media table and started talking about the tournament.
"It ain't over," he told us. He got that right.
Mike Matusow Wins Event #18 - $5,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw; Jeff Lisandro Eliminated in 2nd Place ($347,004)
"It was a tough decision for me," said Matusow as he anxiously watched Lisandro squeeze out his card. Lisandro squeezed... a queen to make a Q-9. He is eliminated in second place and collects $347,004. The rally cap couldn't bring the gold bracelet for Lisandro.
Jeffrey Lisandro - 580,000
Not too long ago Phil Hellmuth, who is for some reason dressed like a five-star general, stood up to stretch his legs and Perry Friedman quipped, "Who called security?"
On the draw, Lisandro took one card while Matusow took two.
Lisandro then bet 175,000. Matusow thought about it for fifteen seconds before making the call.
"Pair," said Lisandro. Matusow slammed over K-8-6-5-4 to take the pot.