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Hellmuth Jr. is one of the most successful Texas Holdem tournament players of all time. His performance at the World Series of Poker alone
is more than other players could ever dream of. He has eleven bracelets, has placed in dozens of events, and is one of the all time
top money winners. One of his bracelets was for winning the Championship event in 1989 when he was only 24 years old, making him at
the time the youngest winner of the main event.
Now having said all that, the thing that is such a shame is that as great as he is, most people know him as the whiner in poker. It
bothers me to see that most people are going to remember him for his poor attitude rather than for the great tournament player that he
is. I have heard him say numerous times that he is working on the fact that he throws temper tantrums at the table and I honestly
believe that he is, but there is still an awful lot of work to be done there.
I have had the pleasure of playing heads up with him on one occasion. He won the $1,000 Omaha High-Low event at the L.A. Poker Classic and I came in second. It wasn't really a fair fight though since he started out with over ten times the chips I had. I had a few
people tell me that they were rooting for me so bad just to see him cry about it. In all honesty, he was a total gentleman at the
table. After we finished the event, he came up to me and shook my hand and told me that I played a great game. I thought to myself,
"wow he really is changing". He could have just been a sportsman because he had won. I guess for now, I will not know what his
attitude would be like if I had come in first. When I do beat him in an event, I hope that he will give give me a little more credit
than what he did when he wrote about the last one. He wrote a full page about the tournament and the only time my name was mentioned
was way in the bottom paragraph, where he said, "Shirley Rosario came in second."
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Phil Hellmuth currently lives in Palo Alto, California. He travels the tournament circuit for larger buy-in events, is a spokesman
for online cardroom Ultimate Bet, and has a book out called, "Play Poker Like the Pros". When people see poker, people see Phil.
He has also been featured in Travel Channel commercials promoting the World Poker Tour. Speaking of the World Poker Tour, he has a
fourth, eighth, tenth, fourteenth and
third in those events. Most people
would think that would be terrific, but he complained that he feels like "a total failure". That is one of the reasons why he is such
a terrific poker player, he doesn't want to settle for anything but the best, but it also shows he can complain about almost anything.
His World Series of Poker accomplishments include first place finishes in the Championship Event in 1989, Limit Holdem in 1992, 1993, and
2003, two No Limit Holdem events in 1993, one in 2001, one in 2003, and one in 2007, Pot Limit Holdem in 1997, No Limit Hold'em with multiple rebuys
in 2006, and Razz in 2012.
Phil Hellmuth: English,