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Phil Hellmuth in My Corner

by Jeff Shulman |  Published: Oct 16, 2009


I’ve had a lot of friends and fellow poker players ask me what I’m doing to prepare for the November World Series of Poker final table. So far, I’ve played only one online tournament. Waiting three months to finish the event is just brutal, and all the time thinking about it is making me anxious. After talking to Phil Hellmuth, I decided that I could use some help. I asked Phil to help me get ready for the final table by talking poker, analyzing past tournaments and situations, profiling my opponents’ play and tendencies, and offering me tips, tricks, and strategies from his own arsenal. While I feel my game is good, I know that it could use some fine-tuning; everyone’s could. Overall, while our table demeanors are polar opposites, Phil and I have similar playing styles. The only difference is that he wins when he gets close and I ...

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