Phil Hellmuth Goes Ballistic After Busting Out Of Another WSOP Event

Phil Hellmuth Goes Ballistic After Busting Out Of Another WSOP EVentPoker Hall of Fame legend Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr, would desperately love to add another WSOP bracelet to his already incredible tally of 11 wins, including a WSOP Main Event victory in 1989.
Up until now, 16 gold bracelets have been handed out from this year’s 57 event scheduled tournament, but so far Hellmuth has only managed a 15th place finish at the $1.5k No-Limit Hold’em event, which is the event he last picked up a bracelet for in 2007.
Phil Hellmuth, aka the “poker brat,” is known for his temperamental outburst at the table, but his frustration with what he sees as inferior players, was directed at one player in particular, during Event 17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
The player in question had the audacity to continually raise Hellmuth’s big blinds during the game. and it didn’t take long before he became the incessant target of Hellmuth’s abuse.
That player was Ryan Schmidt of Anchorage, Alaska, and one player at the table who witnessed Hellmuth’s verbal assault, later commented on it by saying:
“Eventually, he’s going to go after the wrong guy. He can get away with that kind of talk to some people, but if he ever says it to me I’m going to take care of business.”
Ryan Schmidt, instead, decided not to respond to Hellmuth’s constant badgering, not even bothering to answer Phil’s leading question as to where he was from.
“You’re definitely not from here, because no one in Las Vegas plays this many hands -you don’t get poker,” Hellmuth helpfully replied on Schmidt’s behalf.
Eventually, Hellmuth busted out of the event after his A-10 fell to his opponent’s pocket 3’s, after which the “poker brat” was seen to stammer around the table for a while, uttering profanities before finally heading for the exit.
No one is doubting Phil Hellmuth’s passion for the game, and it is known that he often uses his banter around the table as a means of gaining extra information on players or putting his opponents on tilt. However, quite often it is Hellmuth himself that overheats, to often entertaining and comical effects, as either his fellow pros lap it all up or an inexperienced player puts a bad beat on him.
I guess the World Series Of Poker would not be quite the same without the spectacle of a few Hellmuth type tirades throughout the competition, and in the meantime he still holds records for his 75 cashes and 41 final tables at the WSOP. You certainly wouldn’t bet against him picking up a few further accolades as the events continue to roll out.

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