Mike Matusow is still short, but has chipped up nicely this past level, which is nice timing considering that the bubble will burst with just nine more eliminations.
In a recent hand, Matusow opened to 2,000 from under-the-gun and found one caller in the big blind.
The flop came and the player in the big blind checked, prompting a 2,700 bet from Matusow. His opponent folded and Matusow said, "Wheew!" and revealed two aces.
The very next hand, a player in early position opened to 2,000 and was called by the button, the small bind and Matusow from the big blind.
The flop came and everyone checked to the button, who bet 2,700. Action folded over to Matusow, who went all in for his last 14,600. Every folded to the original bettor, who gave his hand up after some thought.
Matusow is sitting on 27,000 following the small rush.