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Old 10-20-2005, 08:33 AM
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Does he have any friends? A complete self-centered jerk. Apparently class never entered this man's aura.

Any opinions besides his 9x world championships. Pokerjoe wudda you think about the man?
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:53 AM
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I met this idiot at last year's WSOP. Total classless jerk. He respects the guy I was with so he was on his best behavior. He is FILTHY, STINKS, doesn't brush his teeth etc, IMO a total scumbag. I also know how he calls up celebrities (real ones) and asks for tickets to shows etc. like hes an equal. I guess he is a good NO LIMIT player but can't win a hand at any limit game. I have zero respect for him and think soon a fool and his money will soon part.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:56 AM
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He's portrayed as a bigger prick on TV than he really is in person...............at least I hear he takes care of the dealers.....................you want to talk about a piece of shit pro, try Johnny Chan.................complete trash............cheaper than cheap and abusive to the dealers................If he ever shits on me at my table he will get an ass kicking he will never forget.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:30 AM
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He's portrayed as a bigger prick on TV than he really is in person...............at least I hear he takes care of the dealers.....................you want to talk about a piece of shit pro, try Johnny Chan.................complete trash............cheaper than cheap and abusive to the dealers................If he ever shits on me at my table he will get an ass kicking he will never forget.
Wow i always thought chan was way classy. Atleast that is the image he has on tv.

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Old 10-20-2005, 11:42 AM
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The pros come off bad on TV. Poor behavior and I hope they're not like that all the time. Cracks me up when Norman Chad talks about how these guys know how to handle a bad beat -- they're the worst!!!! Convinced they lost to a play only an inexperienced player would make. Negreanu seems to have class though --- very even (at least on TV).

Kinda like watching golf. You hear what a classy guy Tiger is but I take notice more when he's throwing clubs and beating the ground.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:46 AM
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As a dealer Phil Hellmuth is pretty good to deal to. He has some pretty good friends like Carlos Mortenson and Bruce Williamson. I was dealing low ball triple draw and Paducah to him and he was playing behind the whole game. Carlos just kept a tab going on him and they would square up later.

He seemed to be a decent guy.

straightshooter is right on about Johnny Chan--but if you run a clean game he appreciates it as the others do.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:01 PM
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Who would you rather hang out at a poker table with?

Phil Helmuth - blabbing on about how you were lucky to win because he is so good. In a game that is basically a game of chance no less.

Dutch Boyd - blabbing on about....well.......you saw the "nuts" feature. How aptly named in his case.

Krdz1 - who promises to expand on his teaser theory.

Reno - dropping gems such as: Sometimes I wonder why I'm into Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita Vedanta, Dzogchen, and Objectivism. When I attempt to describe my exceedingly abstruse and esoteric life philosophy to to others, all I get are puzzled looks or putdowns accusing me of being an inscrutable elitest. Most people think of little other than money, food, or sex, and, unfortunately, my metaphysical paradigm exceeds their limited understanding.

Shoebox - Watch his eyes on the first hand. He tends to get rockets to start out tourneys. Good spot to beat him with a flush on the river.

Minnow or Annie Duke on a day they have the air consitioning full blast.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img]

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:08 PM
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One thing I do not get is guy is obviously an emotional basket case-

so why don't the other players provoke him nonstop-

I used to do it all the time when get one of these guy's at a table I was playing-

so why don't the pros?

it is disgusting in general how TV has made folk heros out of so many of these thieving scamming scumbag card players.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:59 PM
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One thing I do not get is guy is obviously an emotional basket case-

so why don't the other players provoke him nonstop-

I used to do it all the time when get one of these guy's at a table I was playing-

so why don't the pros?

it is disgusting in general how TV has made folk heros out of so many of these thieving scamming scumbag card players.
Coming from a very unexperienced and small-time poker player, I've always thought the same thing TA. Watching the WSOP on TV the other night, if I was the guy to the right of Helmuth who lucked out on his all-in, Phil would've never heard the end of it. Instead, everyone seems scared of him, and not in a poker sense, but in a personal sense. What is the guy going to do to you if you talk back to him and try to rattle him, honestly?

I do have to admit though, his cracks do often make me laugh. Some of my favorite from this week:

Hellmuth: "You've gotta be kidding me."
Other guy after getting lucky on his all-in: "I've seen worse."
Hellmuth: "Not from me buddy. I'm a 9 time world champion....I ALWAYS have the best hand."

After the guy with 7s takes out Phil's AK, Phil to his wife: "Hey honey, you see that maniac who just put all of his chips in with 7s?"

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Old 10-20-2005, 04:14 PM
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Saw WPT Aruba from last year.
What can I say...Mike Matusaw doesn´t seem that great either.
Layne Flack looked like being on coke or something.
I´d pay to see a table with Hellmuth,Matusaw and Tony G....from a safe distance that is.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:26 PM
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Obviously there are exceptions, but as a general rule most of these people are just lowlife poker players, who I'm sure have done a fair share of colluding, dumping money, scamming etc. The newer players in this new era are probably a little better as a general rule, but there are plenty of scum among them too. When television promotes these people, it is always painful to watch.
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:14 PM
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GOOD THREAD GUYS -LOL !!!!!!!1
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:19 PM
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I haven't been getting to watch much on TV but I think Annie Duke, as much as you all might dislike her too, rattled Phil pretty well in that championship tourney. I'm surprised people don't jab him more often myself.

I really don't admire many poker players like I once did, the exception being Barry Greenstein.

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Old 10-20-2005, 07:48 PM
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When I busted out in Aruba, Phil was watching his wife at the table next to me. He said to me that was a brutal beat and wanted to ask me a few questions. He said he had a nationally syndicated website and was thinking of putting my story in his Blog, seemed like a nice guy but I only spoke to him for 5 mins and didnt really get to know him. I wasnt in the best of moods either, lol!
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:49 PM
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She spanked him.... better than any movie .. that I ever seen...
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:11 PM
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I played in a tourney at the same table with Men the Master earlier this year. He comes off as an arrogant jerk on TV, but he couldn't have been nicer. Don't trust what you see, TV can make any of these guys appear as they want them to to further the story line.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:23 PM
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It stinks that on the recent ESPN broadcast just about every hand they showed was one with Phil involved. It must be good for ratings but a waste of TV time. Surely some other good hands didn't make the cut because of this.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:42 PM
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Good Lookin guy...you guys should back off

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Old 10-20-2005, 11:58 PM
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Somebody should set up a made-for-tv special:
... JJ Gold heads up vs Phil Hellmuth in No Limit.

Also, tell me you wouldn't love to see the video of that Hellmuth vs Grizzle fist fight?

ESPN once showed a tape of Hellmuth doing yoga. It was hilarious. Phil said "I expect good things to happen and usually they do."
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