Mike Matusow

Known as ‘The Mouth’ due to his sometimes confrontational table talk, Mike Matusow is one of the most polarizing poker pros.

Known as ‘The Mouth’ due to his sometimes confrontational table talk, Mike Matusow is one of the most polarizing poker pros, but there is no doubting his talent on the felt.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Matusow’s first introduction to the game was a video poker machine, which he played to such an extent that he began to experience repetitive strain injuries in his arms and shoulders. Unsurprisingly this machine hurt his bankroll, so much so that he stole money from his mother’s purse and attended Gamblers Anonymous meetings.

It was not until Matusow was taught Texas Hold Em from a rounder in 1989 that his fortune started to change. In 1997 Matusow entered his first World Series of Poker event, an Omaha eight-or-better tournament, where he eventually finished second to Scotty Nguyen. The next year, convinced by Nguyen’s ability, Matusow staked Nguyen a third of his entry into a Main Event satellite. Nguyen would go on to win both the satellite and the Main Event itself, earning Matusow a third of his winnings, a cool $333,333.

Known as one of the strongest tournament players in the game, Matusow has experienced great success at the World Series of Poker. He has won four bracelets, spanning from 1999 to 2013, and has shown his versatility with each title coming from a different variation of poker. In addition to this, Matusow has also had several deep runs in the Main Event, finishing 6th in 2001, and 9th in 2005.

He rose to fame again winning the National Heads Up Poker Championship 2013 for $750,000. Matusow is infamous for his aggressive trash-talk at the table and can often be found taunting and mocking his opposition. This does not always work in his favour, as he is known to experience a ‘Mike Matusow Blow Up’, where one mistake can cost him all of his chips and hours of solid play.

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Mike The Mouth Matusow talks about his week in online poker

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Mike Sexton makes sick call against Matusow

Daniels reaction is just priceless :D

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The Poker Mind - Mike Matusow Part 1

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Mike Matusow talks to Kimberly Lansing at the end of Day 1b of the WPT World Championship at the Bellagio.

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Published 5 years ago

Best Poker Fights - Everything But The Punches

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Published 6 years ago

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Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow gets slowrolled by Shaun Deeb and don't particularly like it

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Published 4 years ago

Poker Superstars - Matusow and Greenstein Heads-Up

Mike Matusow and Barry Greenstein play heads-up poker in the Superstars Tournament filmed at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas

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Published 8 years ago

Mike Matusow aiming for deep run in the Main Event 2012

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Bad Beat - Matusow vs Arias (drama on the river)

Bad Beat - Matusow vs Arias (drama on the river)

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Mike Matusow - "Kiddy Games Down The Street"

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Among the serious allegations are that Ball gambled away more than $1million of investors money, and also cheated Phil Nagy for $270,000

Mike Matusow Threatens To Punch Slowroller During WSOP

Matusow earned the scorn of the majority of the poker world for an obscenity-laced tirade while podcasting on Twitch

Mike Matusow Hints that He Is Done with Poker

Matusow tweeted how he has reassessed his priorities during the COVID-19 lockdown

Daniel Negreanu Labels Mike Matusow ‘Too Far Gone’ After Barrage of Conspiracy Tweets

Matusow’s mental health appears to be in serious decline after he shared a number of conspiracy theories on Twitter

Matusow Attacks Polk Over Negreanu WSOP POY Cheating Theory

Mike Matusow launched a blistering double-barreled Twitter attack on Doug Polk

Mike Postle Denies Cheating Allegations On The Mouthpiece Podcast

Postle went public for the first time since the scandal broke

Negreanu and Matusow Enraged by Golden Knights Penalty Loss

It seems that some of the top pros get more angry at sports results than poker ones

Mike Matusow: Howard Lederer to Blame for Full Tilt Scandal, Chris Ferguson a ‘Good Guy’

Mike Matusow has spilled the beans on what he says really happened at Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Paid Erik Seidel $60Million Claims Mike Matusow

Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow was at it again recently

Cate Hall Goes Public With $60,000 Staking Dispute

Cate Hall has placed herself at the centre of a very public staking dispute this week