More information, now straight from the Poker Brat’s mouth, as to why he wasn’t able to squeak his way into the $1M buy-in Big One For One Drop.
A seemingly bummed Phil Hellmuth talks with Bluff Magazine about the timeline for raising cash to put him into the biggest tournament on the 2014 calendar. After naptime, he’d received no texts from investors and Hellmuth assumed he wasn’t going to be in the big show. But a late call from the WSOP brought hope as, apparently, there was an investor ready to put him in the seats. After that the money started streaming in and Hellmuth made his way to the Rio.
In the end though, the money that put him over the top just wasn’t where it needed to be when it needed to be there and now Phil, who felt in shape to play, will have to wonder why he didn’t start raising the cash back in May.