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Phil Hellmuth is the Nuts, Cantu to be Tasered

by Roy Winston |  Published: Nov 19, '09

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I’m now headed to Scottsdale for the last of three of charity events. What has been most interesting for me has been my interaction with Phil Hellmuth. The event I hosted with my brother and Anthony Edwards (from the TV series ER) Phil Hellmuth attended and brought his mother, sister and a friend, who all played in support of the charity. Although eliminated relatively early in the tournament, Phil stayed until the end and did the announcing for the final table. He did a great job as the announcer and MC, giving the play by play. He also took photos with every attendee that wanted one. He was anything but a poker brat. Quite frankly he was terrific, and I better stop here or Daniel Negreanu will accuse me of some illicit affair with him.

There were some great players at last night’s event, which again Phil hosted. Steven Begleiter straight from his November 9 appearance and 6th place finish in the WSOP main event and Nicole Rowe, who took 2nd in the Borgata’s women’s event to a man, was there helping give the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia a boost. I still don’t really get why a man would choose to play in a ladies event, but then Jose Conseco tried to play in a women’s only event at Commerce and was turned away so go figure. I think his next stop after that was a fight against Danny from the Partridge family. I know it sounds crazy but seriously you can’t even make up stuff this good. The truth is stranger than fiction. Some make the argument why should there be separate women’s events. I think it’s just fine, especially if it draws more female players to the game.

Tonight at Kevin O’Donnell’s Bar in Scottsdale Brandon Cantu will submit to his Taser fate, and the right to shoot him is being auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Fallen Hero’s Charity. My next blog will give you the details and a link to a video clip.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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satellite84
almost 12 years ago

Wow... you STILL won't let the joke go, eh? It must suck dwelling on stuff as long as you do. Let it go.

 
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seamarfan269
almost 12 years ago

Roy, When you write crap like this; "He was anything but a poker brat. Quite frankly he was terrific, and I better stop here or Daniel Negreanu will accuse me of some illicit affair with him."; You are just opening yourself up for cheap shots! You lose credibility with your fans/blog followers and until you get fitted for your 4th WSOP bracelet (or equivilent) and win your 2nd WPT (Borgota, i'm sure) Main; you may wanna consider giving some respect to the "Kid" whose been there, done that, and watch guys like you come and go for wayyyyy to long. Nuff Said.

 
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runitwice
almost 12 years ago

See and all I'm thinkin is Roy and the "Kid" have donated more time to charities in three days than most do in a year, if not lifetime. Nothing but respect. Nuff said.

 
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sappykid
almost 12 years ago

Ok so pretty much you put Hellmuth's name in the headline of your blog so people actually read it.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
almost 12 years ago

I thought Cantu got tasered in the WSOP Main Event.

 
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seamarfan269
almost 12 years ago

@runitwice....blah, blah, blah...wtf are you trying to say exactly??? take the (deleted by moderater) out of your mouth and speak english!

 
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wynmor
almost 12 years ago

To answer your question about the man entering a womens tournament: He thought that he was signing up for another tournament. When he found out about it, it was too late to resign for the one that he wanted. The Borgata legal dept.said that they had to let him play. So he did & he won!

 
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