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The Scoop -- Phil Hellmuth

by The Scoop |  Published: Dec 25, 2009

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Phil Hellmuth is the leading World Series of Poker bracelet winner with 11, and is considered by many of his peers to be the best tournament hold’em player in the world. He’s also affectionately known as “The Poker Brat.” He received the nickname after gaining a reputation for being emotional and sometimes abrasive at the tables. In this segment of Hellmuth’s four-part interview with Adam and Diego, he talks about the image he’s created. Diego Cordovez: You said something very interesting that I actually hadn’t heard before, which is that sometimes when you go off, it’s actually a cathartic thing for you in that it actually helps you. I see the bigger picture, where I think overall it hurts you in different ways, but you’re saying that when you take a bad beat, you’re vulnerable to tilt, and this might prevent tilt. Phil Hellmuth: To be honest, I think what’s ...


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