Where Mike “The Mouth” Matusow goes, drama will often follow. That’s exactly what happened last night at the World Series of Poker when Matusow, who was grinding in Event #25, the $2500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low, busted out in 19th place shortly after suffering a one round penalty on a massive hand where he was cited for excessive celebration.
PokerNews caught the action of the hand where Matusow was, clearly, getting pretty hyped up.
Matusow said, “If I win this pot, everybody will be playing for second.”
As the hand played out Matusow’s excitement began to rise to the surface…
“Come on, I deserve this,” yelled Matusow, almost losing his voice. The dealer delivered seventh and Matusow started cheering loudly, running away from the tournament area and everybody in the rather silent Amazon room could hear him. Matusow pounded the table in celebration as he continued to laud the hand. He raked in the massive pot with the straight and low and was then given a one round penalty for his “outrageous behavior.”
After the pot was shipped his way Matusow stewed through the penalty and eventually returned to play, he went busto a mere 5 players later.
But, it wasn’t just Matusow that thought this ruling wasn’t kosher. Other pros and grinders sided with Mike on this one and decided to voice their frustrations. World Series of Poker bracelet winner Owais Ahmed fired off a few public shots…
...as did World Poker Tour Champion Joe Tehan...
...and Thomas “Thunder” Keller.
In the end Mike had to settle for his $7,784 payday and move on.
But before he went he received a tip of the hat from Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. For whatever that’s worth.