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Phil Hellmuth at This Year's WSOP: "I Think I'm Going to Burn This F***ing Place Down if I Don't Win"

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Oct/13/2021

"Unrelentingly", "Unacceptably", "Unspeakably": Words being lodged at poker pro Phil Hellmuth this week.  Most of the words being used to describe him we don't dare publish on this family friendly site.

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Hellmuth is being condemned by some and heralded by others for his rantings and outbursts at this year's World Series of Poker.  Specifically the WSOP record bracelet winner known as "The Poker Brat" is being accused of, well, living up to his name

Will Jaffe posted a video on Twitter applauding Hellmuth for delivering some entertainment to this year's tournament.

Still others may be wishing they could retreat to a safe space the WSOP does not provide for this type of offensive behaviour.

In case you missed it, Hellmuth went off at this week's Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.

"I think I'm going to burn this f***ing place down if I don't win this f***ing tournament," he said prior to losing out to Anthony Zinno as part of a nearly 15-minute long rant.

Fellow pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow was quick to defend Hellmth via Twitter, claiming most of those he berates find Phil funny and do not take his attacks seriously.

Brian Peterson tweeted:

"I like Phil, that said you let him drop at least 20 MFers and 20 F bombs after a hand! How do you ever reprimand anyone in any of your tournaments. I’m not a goody two shoes but that was disgusting! You’re telling the world it matters who you are!#Horrible"

Ryan LaPlante tweeted:

"There needs to be some enforcement of rules for pros. Especially when it comes to throwing cards at dealers. @WSOP"

JK tweeted:

"The outburst was a disgrace. No amount of bracelets or advisory boards that you mention when no one brings them up at all means a damn thing when you act like a spoiled little child. Goat!? Hardly. I stand corrected."

It remains to be seen whether the World Series of Poker will take any disciplinary actions.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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