Poker Pros React To Phil Hellmuth's Amazing WSOPE Main Event Victory

Poker Pros React To Phil Hellmuth's Amazing WSOPE Main Event VictoryLast night in Cannes, Phil Hellmuth took down the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,022,376 ($1,331,031) bringing his WSOP record to an incredible 13 bracelets wins from 95 cashes. Not surprisingly, the poker community has been weighing in on Hellmuth’s remarkable achievement and here is a selection of some of their comments starting with the 48 year-old poker legend himself:
Phil Hellmuth
“This was the best poker I’ve ever played in my life, I know that for certain. I played as good as I can possibly play, caught a few breaks and here I am. I’m very thankful..I know people don’t expect me to use this word, but I’m humbled. I’m trying to figure out if this is real or not.”
Doyle Brunson
“Congrats to the best tournament poker player that ever lived!! Phil Fking Helmuth.”
Faraz Jaka
“@phil_hellmuth busted 10k mix max #wsope event & told me he wasnt happy w/ his play & was going to win the Main to makeup for it #sosick.”
Antonio Esfandiari
“I was shocked, impressed and completely confused by Phil Hellmuth today [regarding his style of play].”
Erik Seidel
“Congrats to the great @phil_hellmuth, he keeps this up we are all going to have to start giving him some credit. #sickwin.”
Daniel Negreanu
“Congrats @phil_hellmuth playing a different brand of poker that’s totally confusing his opponents who aren’t adjusting well to it at all..He’s using “old school” tactics and bet sizing and people are spazzing out against him! His plan is working really well.”
“Congrats @phil_hellmuth as I said before, his bet sizing adjustments work VERY well for him as his opponents habitually “gave him chips.”
B.J. Nemeth
“@phil_hellmuth may be old school, but he won 4 of his @WSOP bracelets in the last 7 years. How many new-school critics can match that?”
Thayer Rasmussen
“I was all in for my tournament life once and that was on Day 1. He had one out.” @phil_hellmuth is a boss.”
Mitch Garber
“Renaming @phil_hellmuth ‘the judge’ We don’t need a court to tell us it’s a game of skill.The judge just won #13 @WSOP @WSOPTD.”
Eric Mizrachi
“Whoa! RT @OMGFactsPoker: Pro @phil_hellmuth just won the #WSOPE Main Event for €1,022,376. This is his 13th bracelet. #OMGFactsPoker.”
Norman Chad
“First they said (me included) @phil_hellmuth was one-trick pony. Then they said he can’t play NLHE anymore. Looks like he has lotsa tricks.”

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