Poker Hands From Episode 4 – the Matuslow Roll
Our Poker Night in America pros are getting comfortable on the set and they're starting to let their guards down. It was only a matter of time before these quirky personalities would begin locking horns and cause explosive scenes at the table. Mike Matusow and Shaun Deeb were at the center of this week's drama.
To understand the actions that unfold in this hand, it's important to know that Matusow lost $13,000 to Schneider in the hand before it. So let's just say "The Mouth" wasn't feeling at his finest. In the next hand, he's got ♦ J ♠ J and he's going head-to-head with Deeb ♦ 5 ♠ 5. The Flop comes out ♣ 10 ♥ 5 ♣ 5 and Matusow bets $1,000. Deeb's got his elbows on the table and has a pensive look on his face. After taking a really, really long time to act, he calls. The Turn comes out ♣ 4 and Matusow goes all-in.
At this point in the hand, Glantz and Mueller have already caught on that Deeb is slow rolling Matusow. They start signaling Deeb to see if it's true and Deeb can't help but smirk as it all goes down.
When you slow roll someone, it means you take an extremely long time to call when your opponent has already gone all-in and you've got the nuts. You can't lose because there is nobody left to act in the hand. Finally, you act as though you are unenthusiastically moving your chips into the center of the table and call. Most poker professionals consider the slow roll to be terrible poker etiquette.
After another drawn out wait, Deeb says "All right I call". Both players turn over their pocket cards and the entire table bursts out into laughter. Deeb wins $6,250, putting Matusow down another $6,000.
This is where things get a little ugly. With his ego blown to pieces, Matusow threatens to punch Deeb in the face for slow rolling him and storms off the set. Poker Night in America producer Todd Anderson and fellow players Schneider and Levi to try calm and comfort him but we're left hanging at the end of the episode about Matusow's future on Poker Night of America.
Glantz catches on to Deeb's slow roll and he can't keep a straight face
Arnett is shocked at the slow roll that just played out
High Fives all around