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A Poker Life - Adam ‘Roothlus’ Levy

A Poker Life - Adam ‘Roothlus’ Levy

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Oct 15, 2010


When 11-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth was emceeing at the 2008 UB Aruba Poker Classic, he stumbled upon Adam Levy. Hellmuth had some needling ready for Levy, who had received some television airtime for a pot he won against Hellmuth in the 2008 World Series of Poker main event. “Hellmuth came up to me and was like, ‘this is the idiot who plays a queen and a 10,’” Levy recalled. “I replied, ‘I am on UB now,’ and Hellmuth was like, ‘Oh — well congratulations.’ It was pretty funny. We are friendly now, though.” Although Levy, who signed with UB a couple months after his 48th-place finish in the 2008 main event, had received notoriety from the confrontation with his eventual fellow UB member, he was anything but an idiot from northern Florida. Known in the online world as “Roothlus,” Levy has been one of the top tournament players in ...

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