Daniel Colman goes off on Phil Hellmuth
Courtesy of PokerNews.
A very controversial subject. On one hand, Daniel Colman is coming off as being "true to himself", and I respect that, but the counter-argument is that he comes off as ungrateful for playing a game that he very well might not have had it not been for those before him that sell the game.
Yes, Hellmuth is the photo-bomb of the poker world, no doubt, and that rubs many the wrong way, but there's no denying that he does help put poker into mainstream discussion. Think about it, the game is not played in shady back rooms anymore. Many in the industry do a lot of good with their fame (ie: fundraising and charities). Hellmuth does a lot of charity work, and that deserves my respect. That said though, if I were in a position like his, I wouldn't do anywhere near the kinds of things he's done (like those absurd Main Event entrances for instance).
I'll end off by saying if he's a cancer to the world, I'd hate to see what Colman's definition is of the opposite of that.