Thanksgiving Top 10: #2 – *Phil Hellmuth*

It’s the man who graced the 1 million* Milwaukee Best Light* cans, Phil Hellmuth Jr. The man who polarizes the poker industry with his flamboyant WSOP entrances and petty rants every time he was found taking a bad beat. He’s cried to his “honey” and fell on the floor of the Bay 101 Casino on camera, he coined the term “to you it’s poker, to me it’s my life.” and crashed a sports car in the Rio parking lot.

He’s iconic for his personality but he’s also the record holder for both number of cashes at the World Series of Poker and he’s top on the leaderboard with his 13 bracelets. Hellmuth may use his Twitter account to name drop celebrities but he also donates his time to raising money for kids and by most accounts, when the cameras are off – the guy is a giant teddybear. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, and while Phil Hellmuth may not be the very best player anymore (he’s still damn great) he’s all eyes are on him when he’s in the room. Hellmuth, love him or hate him, is always entertaining and that’s reason enough to be thankful he’s still in the game.

Hellmuth crashes:

Phil gets it in good…it doesn’t matter:

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
published 10 years, 5 months ago • by permalink

Keep Reading:

« Back to Homepage