Hellmuth Beats Matusow And Won L.A. Poker Classic

Phil Hellmuth got the victory over Mike Matusow in the latest game between two great minds of poker.


Hellmuth and Matusow were the last two men present at a side event of the festival of the L.A. Poker Classic. Both the players have encountered each other many times over the years. And each time they confront they give fun time to the fans.

The event is taking place in the Commerce Casino of Los Angeles. And the casino has become the place to see some quality poker action. Event as usual, in the event it features a schedule rich the two-day $1,100 buy-in Omaha 8/Stud 8 or Better.

The tournament has total 72 players and the prize pool of $72,000. The involvement of two players who are world famous in a side event with a low buy-in fee like surprised many fans and players. But, probably this was a matter of prestige and pride for Matusow and Hellmuth. Probably they want to show their proficiency in a different form of poker.

When the game started, it did not take much time to reduce the field of 72 to 9. In the final round Hellmuth one of the survivors stack largest and Matusow was one with stack shortest. With the largest stack Hellmuth came out as the leader of chips, and Matusow was building his stack.

After eliminating the rivals from the competition, both the players come in front. After long hours of game, the battle of poker was won by Hellmuth. Hellmuth got the gold bracelet and this becomes his 14 World Series of Poker bracelets and collected the cash amount of $25,200. On the other hand, Matusow finished in the second position. The player received the prize amount of $14,400 fro finishing second in the event.