Phil Hellmuth earns his nickname once again at the WSOP with latest tirade
By Bob Garcia
With cards not falling his way at the poker tables, the Poker Brat does what he does best
If many believed that Phil Hellmuth was a bit lost these past few months, well, they were wrong. The poker world would certainly not be the poker world without Hellmuth. It is true that there are too many celebrities in the space these days; however, whoever you run into on the streets of the US, at least 90% of them know the power of Hellmuth, especially now that he had great participation in the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The Poker Brat proved once again why his nickname is worthy of his performance.
Hellmuth has managed to win a total of 15 WSOP bracelets and has reached nearly 65 final tables of the prestigious WSOP, starting in the late ‘80s when he began collecting countless other poker accomplishments. It should be noted that his Poker Brat personality and infamous tirades have undoubtedly helped to raise his profile on television. Hellmuth was looking closely at winning a chance to increase his WSOP title in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. During the final instances, things fell apart and he channeled the most spoiled brat that has ever been seen in history.
The replay is certainly not for sensitive ears, nor is it NSFW, as Hellmuth unleashed more than 40 F-bombs in a span of four hands. Anthony Zinno won WSOP Event #19, the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. It was a three-day event, and Zinno was able to take home more than $180,000 for first place and won his third WSOP bracelet. Hellmuth was dissatisfied with the result, as he took home and earned $54,730. It’s no secret that Hellmuth was in search of his 16th title, but he simply wasn’t able to do it.