Lets see if this is treated even remotely close to how Raptor's blog was treated this week.
I feel like I deserve better than a forty fifth place finish at the 2008 WSOP main event. In six days I never faltered, I played one coin flip for over 50% of my chips, and I didn't have any double up hands (my A-A vs. their K-K or Q-Q) for the last three days. I cannot say this about any other tournament that I have played in my life. The amateurs killed me when they called big pre-flop raises with Q-10 both times in heads up pots: once, I turned a set (J-9-6-8-2) and check called fourth street; the other time I made aces up with A-2 (J-9-2-8-A). I finally played a coin flip when I moved all-in for $405,000 (blinds were 20k-40k) with A-Q under the gun seven handed, and was called by J-J. It was my last hand.
I recognize that I'm blessed from head-to-toe in life. So I'm just saying that I deserved better based on the way I was playing, not based on anything else. Lord knows, or the universe knows, that I have everything in life: including 11 WSOP wins! The WSOP 2008 is over, and now I have a long time to wait until I can do something great in poker. Maybe I can win a million online between now and then, but it is just cash. The next history making event is the WPT (World Poker Tour) event at the Bicycle Club on August 23rd or so.
On July 16 I managed to celebrate my birthday, and my son's birthday (July 11 – poker players son for sure "711") with a nice sushi dinner at my family's favorite restaurant: "Fuki Sushi." Then we hit the movie "Get Smart," which we all liked, but didn't love. It was funny, and better than we all thought that it would be. My "Poker Brat" clothing line is on the verge of being sold into MGM Mirage, and Harrah's. The new shirts are awesome!!! Hopefully we will have pictures of them up at (Removed)
I'm not saying its close to Raptor's but the general theme is the same. He *deserved* to finish better than 45th? Raptor basically said the same thing. Raptor basically said he played great poker for all those days and didn't deserve to go out to thats B.S. play from a "name pro."
seriously, that is the only line that really needled me because Phil is so damn awful in cash games, this weeks PAD only added to what I already thought of Phil when it comes to NL cash, which is that he not only doens't have even a small edge, he has some huge leaks. Phil, no matter how douchish he is at times, is an insanely sick NL player in tournaments and I still have no idea how he can be so bad in cash games, considering the huge amounts of money to be made it seems he would take some time to get it together on that front, but everytime I've seen him playing cash it's been horrendous and online even worse than live, so I don't know why he thinks he has a big enough edge against the people he plays against online to make a mill+, I'd take big bets on him reaching -1mill before + if he would put in enough hands at high enough limits.
None of the hands he complained about were that bad. Two straights (which Phil no doubt let people catch by checking too much) and a coinflip. If that is the trauma of a ME, Phil ran pretty damned good. Of course that is evidenced by him going as deep as he did.
Actually sir, no matter how well you played you deserve to run badly; Ultimate Shills deserve nothing in term of positive poker karma.
Also in case you haven't noticed let me make it clear. You might wish to move your blog to myspace as clearly the only fans you might have would be primarily made of of teenagers and myspace junkies not really savvy on your Ultimate Bet endorsement, silence and total disregard for the industry that made you the champion you are and was the high way to this life of having everything you speak of - Sir, if thats everything... I pass.
In closing if you don't care to move your blog to myspace please save your crying for a note pad and start the next post with 'dear diary".
If you truly do want everything I'm sure you could be an instant overnight hero and even more popular than before - Yes I know that sparks your interest, but you need to come forward and do whats right, people would forgive and embrace that. Otherwise, ignore my previous suggestion you can blog where you want to as I know it will help you to remain self delusional while you remain a champion in your own little head (or big head) as you're currently no champion in my book.
Wow I am so sick of Phil Helmuth... Phil, if you are reading this, People are so sick of your obnoxious behavior and so pissed off about you failing to acknowledge the UB scandal that pretty soon your brand will not only be worthless but you could get pepsi drinkers to switch to coke if you were seen drinking pepsi... you could get Bud Light drinkers to switch to Coors Light if you were seen drinking Bud Light...ETC.
Your silence and continued support of UB, let me ask you - is that really your best move right now? What would a superstar do? A superstar would control his own brand and take ownership... say something - real superstars come right out and address a scandal and protect their brand... However, A fraud (who portrays himself as a superstar) would hide, not say anything, pretend it isn't happening and hope it all goes away.
They say you learn the most about a person's character when times are tough... thank you for finally revealing yourself to be the fraud and coward many of us always suspected you were.
i was in a taxi to airport yesterday in palo alto and driver told me that hellmuth gave him a $50 tip and that he seemed like a nice guy...although the driver said he was buttering phil up the whole way.....he said he found this odd because he had heard from bay 101 dealers that ph does not tip well
Think about this from Phil's side of things. He probably never knew that the cheating scandal was going on. I really doubt he'd get involved when he's already plenty wealthy from his legitimate business deals. However, he probably is under contract with UB for a while still. I would guess he'd be in breach of contract if he goes around bad mouthing the site.
Also, remember the threats against people here? You don't think Phil is immune to that do you? He has a family to worry about.
My guess is there are reasons for his silence. I just hope one of the reasons isn't that he thinks it will hurt his image if people find out he was associated with the cheating site. Remember that most of the people he's marketing to aren't 2+2 members who have their finger on the pulse of the poker world. It's more the casual home game player who think he's a god for winning so many bracelets. I doubt many of them know about the scandal at all.