Is Mike Matusow addicted to online poker?
At this moment, he's in Foxwoods at the World Poker Finals and the word is that he busted out of todays (smaller) event already. So look at things from this perspective: You're a world class pro player and you're surrounded by world class poker players and many more that WISH they were world class poker players. You're all assembled in one place to play a big poker tourney. What happens as players bust out of big poker events? They play in the CASH SIDE GAMES! It's no secret that many players go to these events JUST to play in the side games. So where do you suppose Mike has been tonight? (Hint, it's not the spa)
So here we have Mike playing some Omaha, nothing unusual about that other than the fact that I'm sure he had a great selection of cash games to choose from at Foxwoods, in fact I'm certain of it. Instead, he chose to play poker of the online variety. You be the judge.
Oh yeah, did I mention he went broke again after dropping 20K to eazypeazy? Yup, and then he asked Gus Hansen for a 20K loan:
Mike Matusow: gus
Mike Matusow: SO SICK
Gus Hansen: abe leave mike alone
Mike Matusow: GUS SEN DM E20
Mike Matusow: SEN DBACK TONIGHT
Gus Hansen: abe is too good
Mike Matusow: LOL
Gus Hansen: he is the best
Mike Matusow: Y HES GREAT
Gus Hansen: nobody can beat him
Mike Matusow: GREAT SEND ME 20
Mike Matusow: BEFORE I JUMP OUT TH E WINDOW OF THIS HOTEL
Gus Hansen: have to send the whole world first mike
Mike Matusow: ILLSEND BACK IN 2HRS
Mike Matusow: PROMISDE
EazyPeazy: i tihnk you should go the hellmuth root mike work on your endosments
Mike Matusow: I JUST CHECKED MY TRANFERS DOESNT SAY ANYTHING PROSSESSING
So it appears that the "abe" Gus is referring to is EazyPeazy, AKA Abe Mosseri who is a local poker pro who has made several final tables in his career. A great player in his own right. Whether Gus's comment was in jest or he was actually serious that he thought Mike couldn't beat Abe heads up is unknown. What is known is that Gus didn't send the money as Mike wasn't seen playing again afterwards. Now I'm sure Mike is good for the money, that's not the issue here. This also isn't a "Mike went broke and begged for money" article. It's common for people to take loans of 20K or more at the level they play, it's not begging, it's part of the game.
I imagine Mike is walking the floor of Foxwoods right about now, looking for a stake or perhaps playing with his own roll. I do find it odd that he went straight to the laptop though vs. the floor. Your comments on this are welcome.
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