Matusow Threatens Player Who Busted Him At WSOP Online Event

Matusow Threatens Player Who Busted Him At WSOP Online Event July 8, 2020 Mario Alfonsi
Mario Alfonsi by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Jul 8, 2020  |  Updated on Jul 8, 2020

Mike MatusowAfter recently attacking the mandatory wearing of face mask at poker rooms and casinos in Nevada, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is in the limelight once again, this time after threatening a player who finished him off early at an event during the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series on WSOP.com.

The incident took place during Event #5: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout was playing out. Early in the game, Matusow received ace-queen in the big blind. He then three-bet wolverine17 after the latter opened in the small blind.

The battle continued with wolverine calling and then checking a ten-high flop. Holding overcards, Matusow shoved for an overbet only to find out that his opponent had pocket aces. In the very next hand, Matusow was out.

The Mouth lost his cool and cursed his opponent, saying he would f*** wolvering17 “right in his f***** ass”. Matusow went as far as saying he would hunt the player down and “throw him up against the f****** wall”, and beat his ass. All of these were captured by those who were tuning in to his livestream.

As if his offensive words were not enough, Matusow offered his fans and viewers a bounty – anyone who could reveal his opponent’s real identity would get $50 bonus when they sign up at Matusow’s home game. Instead of the usual $250 for $200 that the players will get upon joining the home games, it will become $300 for $200.

Opponent Was A Female Player

Matusow’s rage stemmed from the fact that the tournament was a freezeout (meaning re-entries are not allowed and he hadn’t even realized it until he busted), and wolverine17 slowplayed for around 15 seconds before deciding to call.
Matusow said he hated “scumbags” in poker, as they make people “not want to play poker”.

After offering a reward, wolverine17’s identity was eventually exposed in the chat. Interestingly, the player wasn’t a male after all, as she was Megan Milburn from the East Coast, with about $65,000 in live tournament earnings.

Upon learning his opponent was a woman, Matusow said he won’t hit her, but would only call her a “c***”. Matusow still couldn’t move on, he tracked Milburn’s Twitter profile and left a nasty post which he later removed, but it had already been screen-captured by David K Lappin.



Matusow’s offensive remarks and threats irked a lot of players and members of the poker community. The Mouth later backtracked and apologized. He admitted he’s “an idiot” and sent Milburn a private message to say sorry.

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