re: Poker & Hellmuth Becoming Zen?
I have always liked Phil. His poker boo, something like Play Poker like the Pros, which was a poker book for beginners, was the first and only poker book I ever read.
If you think that is sad it is also only the second book I have read in my yet young life but I have written a book on finance, which unfortunately never got published.
Anyways back to Phil. I think that a lot of his theatrics are just that: Theatrics. It gives him press time, helps him sell his books, and advance his career, which can't be going that great if he couldn't easily handle the buy in to the bi drop.
Either he is better at poker than investing and should read my yet published book, or he hasn't been doing well at the cash games that he most obviously plays. What has happened to the $18million that he has won in lifetime tournament money.