- Matusow has been playing poker since the 90s and has so far won four WSOP gold bracelets
- Many in the poker community believe its time for Matusow to be inducted
- Nominations for the 2023 Poker Hall of Fame will run until June 18
Will Mike Matusow finally be inducted into the 2023 Poker Hall of Fame? Many believe it’s a sure thing, but others are saying he is not among the top contenders as he still needs to achieve more. Some poker fans don’t want Matusow in as they don’t think he’s a good guy.
The newest Poker Hall of Fame inductee will be honored during a ceremony that will take place simultaneously with the WSOP final table in Las Vegas.
Matusow Should Be 2023 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee
Poker fans have until June 18 to submit their nominees on the WSOP.com site. To be eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame, a player must be at least 40 years old, have played consistently well gaining the respect of peers, competed against acknowledged top players, played for high stakes, and stood the test of time. Non-players who have contributed to the overall growth of the game, with indelible positive results, are also considered for the honor.
American poker player Mike Matusow, known in the poker community as “The Mouth”, has been playing the game for over three decades now. Throughout his career, he has won four WSOP gold bracelets, the first of which came in 1999 when he took down a $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Matusow has not won a bracelet since 2013, but he remains active in the competition, participating in the series each year and still winning some cash, though everyone would agree he’s already past his prime. Apart from the WSOP, The Mouth also found huge success in other major tournaments, including the World Poker Tour (WPT) in which he has five final tables.
More than his achievements, Matusow is among the most memorable poker figures because of his entertaining personality, and according to his friend and Poker Hall of Fame member Phil Hellmuth.
Hellmuth Wants Matusow In PHoF
Phil Hellmuth believes his friend and fellow pro Mike Matusow should be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this year. In a recent tweet, the “Poker Brat” highlighted Matusow’s huge achievements in the game, his long experience playing high-stakes poker, and his positive impact on the poker community, all of which make him deserving of being included in the elite club.
My boy @themouthmatusow should be in heavy contention for “Poker Hall of Fame”: 4 @WSOP Bracelets, 2 WSOP main event final tables, 5 @WPT Final Tables, won @NBC Heads Up Championship, has consistently played high stakes poker since 1998 (21 years out of 25 years), has entertained… https://t.co/PDFCiW104f pic.twitter.com/8UJI8lSZ6g
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) June 6, 2023