Phil Hellmuth Having A Rough Year At Home Cash Game

In 2014, Phil Hellmuth revealed that he was a regular at a home poker game hosted in Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, and populated by Silicon Valley businessmen and NBA stars. One thing that soon became apparent, though, is that the games were not just filled with rich fish, but were instead extremely competitive even for the 14-times WSOP winning legend.
In fact, Hellmuth has been having quite a rough ride at the home game of late and after a series of losing sessions is now currently in the red for 2016. As the 51 year-old pro tweeted on Tues, May 24th:
“Sigh, just realized that I WAS up $200,000 in 2016, now I’m down $120,000. I lost $140,000 last Monday & $100,000 this Monday #RoughWeek”
Furthermore, Hellmuth has now set a new record low for the amount he has lost during one of those home games, and on the 18th May tweeted that he was down $109,000, which he described as a “personal record”. Unfortunately for Hellmuth, that was just the start of it and by the end of the session tweeted:
“Worst night I’ve ever had in Bay Area cash game: lost $140K. So upset that I can’t sleep, so headed to 24 Fitness to workout: it’s 2:30 AM!
One week later, and Hellmuth dropped a further $100,000 at a cash poker game in Florida, taking his losses in recent weeks to around $320,000. Thankfully for him, Hellmuth will now be taking a much-needed break from the cash game action so he can concentrate on adding to his bracelet tally at this year’s WSOP due to get underway in Las Vegas on May 31st. Hellmuth’s last WSOP bracelet came only last year after taking down the $10,000 Seven-Card Razz event for $271,105, and the pro now boasts $19,310,196 in live career winnings, of which $13,546,484 was won playing WSOP events. As he tweeted earlier today:
“Hello Las Vegas!! Staying 10 weeks! Very lucky to be staying at the beautiful @AriaLV (LOVE IT here). #AriaIsHomeAwayFromHome #POSITIVITY”

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