All In Magazine named my showdown with Mike “The Mouth” Matusow their Hand of the Year for 2013! Check out the full article below, via All In.
Matusow vs. Hellmuth, NBC Heads-Up Championship
BY ERIC RASKIN
NBC couldn’t have asked for anything more. On one side of the final table at the first post-Black-Friday edition of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship sat Phil Hellmuth, the number one ratings driver of the TV-poker era. On the other side sat Mike Matusow, Hellmuth’s greatest rival in the polarizing-personality race. These are two undisputed superstars of the game, guys you either love to hate or love to love, both of whom happen to love to talk.
Matusow held nearly a 3-to-1 chip lead when he was dealt 8-4 of diamonds and opened for a min-raise to 32K. Hellmuth called with K-10, then checked in the dark. The flop hit both men with blunt force: JsKd2d. Phil had top pair, Mikey a flush draw. Matusow fired 30K, and Hellmuth called. The turn was the six of spades, changing nothing. Hellmuth checked, and Matusow tried to take it down with a bet of 105K.
The 2014 Aces & Angels “Salute the Troops Wall Street Poker Showdown” was a huge success, and I was honored to MC such a great evening of poker. The event raises money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Hundreds of Wall Street traders, bankers and analysts gathered in the Prince George Ballroom in NYC’s Financial District to play for a great cause, and the top finisher won a seat at this year’s WSOP!
Check out a few of my favorite photos from the event, courtesy of Business Insider:
The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America
This is a great read – and huge for the future of online poker! Written by Nathan Vardi, reposted from Forbes.com.
In November George Soros, John Paulson and Leon Cooperman, three of the most successful hedge fund managers ever, quietly participated in a rights offering and became major shareholders in Caesars Acquisition Co., a spinoff from casino company Caesars Entertainment that has ownership in Caesars’ online gambling assets.
(image credit: Steve Brodner)
This is such a crazy story! I couldn’t believe it when I read it – great guy, I was glad to hear the poker player gave him a reward too. Reposted from CNN.com.
(CNN) – A Las Vegas cabbie had no second thoughts when he found $300,000 in cash in a brown bag in his cab this week.
The PH Christmas tree has 13 bracelets! I hope to hang more in 2014! Happy holidays to you and yours.
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