Poker Player Profile: Mike Matusow has earned for himself the nickname called Mike “ the mouth” Matusow. And mind you, he has done apt justice to it. He is one of the top notch poker players in the world today. If one ever gets a chance to play poker with him even for a few moments, they realize within no time what they are up against. He loves the game and the action and the money that he can rake in as the win. The wins for Mike Matusow has amounted to thousands and thousands.
The best thing about Mike Matusow is that he goes on to strategize and ensures that what you see is the best of poker being played. The rounds of applause that he generates for the wins are to be seen to be believed.
There are several times that Mike Matusow has appeared on television discussing the game. There have been several episodes that have gone on to feature him and the battles on the poker battlefield that he has won. He has been faced by opponent Greg Reynour several times and he might not have fared as well as he would have liked to with him. He has also discussed about how the game of poker and the good that he made in it has changed his life forever.
Mike Matusow was known to have lived in the fast lane. However, his arrest for buying drugs and then the jail term for six months has changed all of that. Now, Mike Matusow concentrates on the game of poker and winning and has put the thought of drugs and the fast life way behind him.
Mike Matusow is one poker player who is greatly emotional and that was seen in the year 2004 when he cried during the tournament. The term that is associated with him greatly is the meltdown wherein he is doing really great in the game and everything is going all hunky dory and then suddenly all that he does is to blow it up for nothing. He did get into trouble for using the F word and heaped on himself penalty after penalty. But, the spectators loved his gumption and stood by his side for that. Mike Matusow continues to be one poker star that many a spectator come by to specially watch him play.
At present, Mike Matusow lives in Las Vegas and has the term of being the best of Omaha Hi Low (also called Omaha 8) players around not only in the country but in the entire world. He started from really humble begins as a dealer in one of the casinos in LA and rose to these heights when he decided to take the leap of faith for himself and ended up playing the game. He has been able to stand by the big games in the world of poker and has been able to inch his way right up to the top rung.