133 Seconds with... Phil Hellmuth

133 Seconds with... Phil Hellmuth

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Bluff grills the Poker Brat

133 seconds with Phil Hellmuth

What’s your most treasured possession?

My 1989 WSOP bracelet, which is on my left wrist right now.

What’s the proudest moment of your career?

Winning the NBC Head Up Championship the first year they had it was pretty cool. Winning bracelet number one. Winning bracelet number 10, 11, 12, 13…

What lessons has poker taught you about life?

The number one thing that poker teaches people is money-management. There are also math and people skills.

Who’s your poker hero?

Doyle Brunson.

Who would you invite to your fantasy poker night?

Ghandi, Buddha and Jesus Christ. I figure I could learn a lot from those guys, although I’m not sure I’d win a pot.

Do you believe in God?

My view on religion is that I don’t really know what to believe. I don’t not believe in God but I’m not really sure.

Can you tell us a joke?

No, I’m really bad at remembering jokes.

What’s the worst job you ever had?

At college I worked at the Primate Center, cleaning cages. These monkeys would actually throw faeces at each other all night long.

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