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Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Mike Matusow Eliminated in 27th Place ($21,665)

Mike Matusow

Mike Matusow nursed a short stack for much of the bubble period. He said repeatedly he wasn't playing just to cash, but that he was picking up a miserable sequence of hands ("Nine-deuce! Nine-trey! Queen-deuce!") that prevented him from getting his chips in the middle.

Finally came that Big Slick hand versus Ilya Bulychev and Konstantin Bucherl, and Matusow had added some to his stack as we reached the final 27. But he was still short, so when Marc Inizen raised from the button and Matusow had {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} in the small blind, the Mouth sent his stack in as a reraise. Inizen called with {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, and Matusow was needing an ace to survive. But the turn was the {9-Clubs} and the river the {8-Hearts}, and Matusow is out.

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