I watched Phil win the Heads-up Championship tonight and laughed my butt off. With
the cards he got in the first match against "Jesus," he could not possibly have lost.
Hell, even I could have won. When he got rivered by the 9 in match two he acted as
if he'd never "been there, done that" himself. Then, in typical Phil Phashion, he storms
out of the room. I was hoping the rules would allow the Tournament Director to call
for shuffle and deal and begin charging the child absent from the table with missed
Personally, I don't believe in showing hands when the viewing charge isn't paid. But
when Phil laid down winners, twice, I was shouting for Chris to show his. I think Phil
would have gone absolutely ballistic and Chris could have crushed him.
Yes, I know "Stars" and "Celebrities" frequently have their own schtick and are always
looking for a way to keep their names in the tabloids. (say anything you want, just
spell their name right) I think PH goes too far, too often, for it to be all schtick.
Without a doubt he is one of the best players alive. His problems seem to go way, way
beyond the pale. I think he should spend some of his winnings on professional help.
He is seriously immature. His rantings are paranoid.
Lastly, in the UltimateBet.com sweepstakes for a spot in the PH Poker Camp, I won.
My name wasn't selected. I didn't have to go.