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- Nicknamed, "The Mouth," he is a three time WSOP bracelet winner and is either one of the most beloved or hated poker pros at a table.
Matusow's nickname, "The Mouth," stems from his reputation for trash-talking at a poker table, a reputation he has in recent years been trying to shed. Earlier in his career he was also known for the "Mike Matusow Blow-up" where hours of his great play would be destroyed by tilting off all his chips on a single hand, guided by misjudgment. Matusow has battled drug issues, including a 6 month stint in jail after being arrested for possession of cocaine. In 2008 Matusow vowed to turn his personal life around and has embraced a quieter, calmer demeanor and healthier lifestyle.
|Year||Tournament||(US$) Prize Won|
|1999||$ 3,500 No Limit Holdem||$ 265,475|
|2002||$ 5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better||$ 148,520|
|2008||$ 5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw w/Rebuys||$ 537,862|