After being dealt a less-than-ideal hand, Mike Matusow looked over to his crowd of supporters and yelled, "If we were playing no-limit hold'em, I'd have busted the whole room already.
"I've looked down at my first two cards and seen two aces I don't know how many times now," continued a clearly frustrated Matusow. There were a few courtesy laughs thrown back his way and then a sarcastic observer jokingly chirped back, "The whole room?"
"You ain't gonna get in my head like you did before," Mike Matusow said to Jeff Lisandro. "I'm not tired now. You ain't gettin' in my head like you did.
"Nope, you're gonna donk it off to me, and then you're going to say 'oh well.' I got all day. I mean, I tried to bluff one time. I'm 0-for-1. I'm about ready to try number two. I can't handle it no more."
Every time a player gets short in this event, that player refuses to roll over and die. The latest to display that attitude is Jeff Lisandro. After Barry Greenstein raised to 125,000 from the small blind, Lisandro called from the big blind. Both players drew one card. After the draw, Greenstein checked it over to Lisandro, who bet 200,000. Greenstein quickly mucked.
Barry Greenstein raised to 125,000 from the button. Jeffrey Lisandro passed from the small blind and Mike Matusow made the call from the big blind. Matusow drew one card while Greenstein tapped the table, staying pat.
After the draw, Matusow led out for 150,000, forcing a quick fold from Greenstein. Mike Matusow stacked the pot.
Payback's a bitch. From the button, Jeff Lisandro open-shoved for 395,000. Mike Matusow pondered in the small blind before calling the raise. Barry Greenstein folded.
On the draw, Matusow threw away an ace and kept 8-6-4-2. Lisandro stayed pat with a queen-six. Matusow had a huge draw - any jack, ten, nine, seven, five or three would win him the pot and knock out Lisandro. He drew another six to pair sixes and double up Lisandro.
Jeffrey Lisandro had the button and raised to 150,000. Mike Matusow moved all in for 700,000 and Barry Greenstein folded. Lisandro made a fairly quick call. Both players tossed one card and then showed:
Matusow was the first to check his card. He peeked at it slowly, then looked at Lisandro and proudly said, "Your turn sir!" as he turned over a .
Lisandro knew he was in trouble, needing to hit a or a for the win. He turned over his card and before it was known to those not at the table, Matusow yelled, "Oh no....oh no," in a fairly ambiguous tone.
It was quickly determined however that this was some sort of sarcasm on Mike's part, Lisandro had drawn paint and the pot was Matusow's. His legion of supporters applauded and he stacked his chips, which now tower over the 1.4 million mark.