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Hand #37: Mike vs. Mike
Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Shooting Star Mike Sexton raises to 40,000 from under the gun and Shooting Star Mike Matusow defends out of the big blind. The flop comes down J65 and Matusow checks. Sexton bets 60,000 and Matusow check-raises to 160,000.
Sexton is not ready to back down. He makes it 275,000 to play. Matusow then four-bets all-in. Sexton appears to have Matusow covered, but with their stacks comparable in size, this is pretty much a decision for his tournament life as well.
Sexton spends several minutes in the tank. Eventually he tells the table, "I wish Vivek had moved in. I'd feel a lot better."
Vivek Rajkumar takes the comment with a good sense of humor and laughs. He shakes his head and tells Sexton, "No respect."
"No, I do have respect," Sexton clarifies. "A lot of respect." Sexton thinks a while longer. Then he sets his attention on Matusow.
"There's only an outside chance you'd try this with 7-8, but I don't think so." Sexton eventually mucks his hand and Matusow takes the pot.
Sexton is curious. "Did you bluff me?"
Matusow simply shakes his head, indicating he had the goods.
Mike Matusow - 1.2 million (75 BBs)
Mike Sexton - 800,000 (50 BBs)
09:07 PM, 03/17/11