How Does Phil Hellmuth Think? Find Out May 17
On May 17, Phil Hellmuth is teaching his first live online training event when he hosts a special webinar discussing his 2012 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event victory.
Hellmuth himself declares that in 2012 he played the best poker of his life. It was a fantastic year at the felt for the 49-year old, one that saw him win almost $4.4 million from major live tournaments around the world. One that saw him win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet (WSOP) in Las Vegas, which also happened to be his first in a non-Hold’em event.
It was also a year that he won the €10,450 buy-in WSOPE Main Event in Cannes, France for €1,022,376 and his 13th bracelet, thus becoming the first-ever player to win both the WSOP and WSOPE Main Events. Hellmuth’s WSOPE Main Event victory is the focus of the webinar.
Hellmuth’s WSOPE Main Event win was an impressive feat, not least because he had to navigate his way past such poker luminaries as Jason Mercier, British online star Christopher Brammer, former November Nine member Joseph Cheong and French duo Paul Tedeschi and Stephane Albertini at the eight-handed final table.
There weren’t many poker fans would chose Hellmuth as their pick to emerge victorious, but he did just that. How did he do it? Hellmuth explains on his website:
“It’s very simple…but not so simple,” says Hellmuth before adding, “I did some crazy things that I’ve worked my whole life to try to get away with and then just got away with it! It was such a beautiful event.”
The webinar on May 17 promises to give an insight into the strategies employed by Hellmuth on the way to his bracelet win, strategies that allowed him to “basically run over the field,” according to the man himself. Joining Hellmuth as co-host is the two-time World Poker Tour (WPT) champion, strategy book author and Float The Turn training site Head Coach Jonathan Little.
In order to gain access to the webinar and effectively get inside Hellmuth’s head, viewers have to part company with $99 and have three hours to spare. The entire broadcast is being recorded and then being made available for the more princely sum of $199. Both options come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a Hellmuth and Little offering a complete refund if anyone isn’t completely satisfied with their purchase.
Love him or hate him, it is difficult to argue with Hellmuth WSOP record. In addition to his record 13 bracelets, Hellmtuh has cashed a record 100 times in WSOP events (19 times more than his nearest rival Erik Seidel) and amassed $12,273,964 in prize money – only Antonio Esfandiari has more WSOP winnings and he won $18,346,673 from his Big One For One Drop victory, which skews the results somewhat.
Despite his continued success, Hellmuth has never been thought of as a tactical genius. Indeed, quite the opposite is true.
Hellmuth’s unique style of play has been ridiculed in the past on poker forums and by his peers on the various televised poker shows he has appeared. You may also recall that Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt wrote a book entitled Don’t Listen to Phil Hellmuth: Correcting the 50 Worst Pieces of Advice You’ve Ever Heard. These two facts alone should see that the self-proclaimed ‘Poker Brat’ and Little sell plenty of webinar packages, but they may not receive the plaudits they are expecting.