This is a discussion on Phil Hellmuth Jr. within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Was watching Phil Helmut playing in the WPT finals and it was good to see him lose again, but 2nd place is his crowning moment.
I like to share this story when I gain opportunity- I saw it in a Doug Polk Phil Helmuth youtube video where Phil is video chatting with Doug - Phil is on his laptop.
Phil talked about his FIRST tournament ever - and how he went with $7000 in pocket or something to join - and how he spent most of it on cash games and lost -but had JUSSSSST enough for that tournament.
He said he was down completely- and he had TWO 2's.
Some guy Chan or something - he was up against.
Phil goes 'I was down to TWO 2's maaaayan"
He bet them - and won - some $80k or something and HAD HE NOT won on those 2 TWO's ?
It is likely he may be manager at a Taco Bell somewhere -
So I LIKE to share that story because - sometimes- one LUCKY EVENT can send us in one direction in our lives.
Granted he has to be a pretty good player - and watching him -he seems to be not that I'm qualified to say so.
Of course I think he'll win again.
Neat he's given away his bracelets- all but one, and he said he lost that near the washing machine.
Gives to charity- as much as I waiver back and forth with Phil - because he has those fits- eh- he really comes off as a very caring human being in my view. Seems like a real cool person on top of - poker player.
He will win more tournaments for sure. He is all about leaving this world as the best poker player of all time and I think that at some point the pressure from the people chasing him will force him to raise his game to a new level and he will have a run that cements him into the record books.
I see many yt clips where he explode and tilting ,so people love watch him in these situation,but he makes so many success and play real good poker.Yes he win and he is one of the best poker player ever.
Phil seems to be an intelligent poker player. However, his personality causes many people to love to see him lose... I don't like how he tries to dog others an put them down. Only to beat or played an see him cry, cry, cry... I would love to verbal, then physically put his ass in check.
He will probably win again, maybe even a wsop event. While his attitude is polarizing, I think his on camera presence is mostly an act. At the end of the day he is one of the most experienced players in the game.
I think that Phil Hellmuth is an excellent player, but he is so used to living in this state that as I noticed there was some kind of neglect. To him, of course, good luck and good luck to all those who enter the history of poker.