Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography

Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography


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Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography by Phil Hellmuth

If you know Phil Hellmuth then you either love him or hate him! His rants, tirades, and lines like “I can dodge bullets baby” and “If it weren’t for luck, I’d win them all” are epic and have earned him the nickname the “Poker Brat.” However, whether you love him or hate him, he is undoubtedly the greatest poker player of our time. Phil is a global poker icon who holds every record at the World Series of Poker, including an extraordinary 14 world championships. In Poker Brat Phil paints a picture of his early Midwestern life, in which he struggled mightily in grade school and high school, but always had aspirations to do something great. Phil takes you from the low lows of his life to the high highs, and shows you how he developed an unhealthy ego along the way, which eventually turned into his “poker brat” persona. In Poker Brat, Phil shares his own powerful tips and techniques, the ones that he used to set his goals, and then he shows how he achieved those goals as he climbed to the summit of the poker world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909457744
Publisher: D&B Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 247,724
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the greatest player to ever play the game of poker, winning an unprecedented 14 world championships at the World Series of Poker. Hellmuth holds the world record for both most cash finishes at the WSOP (118) and most WSOP final tables (54). His live tournament winnings exceed $18 million. In 1989, Phil Hellmuth became, at the age of 24, the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker Main Event by defeating two-time defending champion Johnny Chan. Phil’s record as the youngest champ stood for nearly 20 years. Phil has written a New York Times best-selling book, ‘Play Poker like the Pros’, has his own clothing line and appears regularly on ESPN, NBC, Fox , CBS Sports Net and other networks.

Table of Contents

Foreword Daniel Negreanu 7

1 Please Help Me, Mom! 9

2 Every Rose has its Thorn, Part 1 11

3 Every Rose has its Thorn, Part 2 26

4 Where is that Poker Game? 35

5 Working in the Fields 40

6 Vegas; the First Time 46

7 Vegas Busts Me, Again and Again! 49

8 Home Poker Games IN Madison 53

9 Serious Progress and a New Resolve! 60

10 I Can See the Light! 66

11 My First Trophy! 71

12 The 1988 World Series of Poker 74

13 The 1988 Bicycle Club; My First Major! 82

14 Why Do I Act Like a Jerk Sometimes? 91

15 Big Ego Trip Leads to Cascading Fall 94

16 Choppy Waters Lead to a World Championship 108

17 The 1989 World Series of Poker 119

18 The Reigning World Champion Wins More 136

19 Hello to the Love of My Life 141

20 December 2,1989, Magical! Marriage Already? 154

21 Our Wedding and Honeymoon Cross Paths 158

22 It's a Boy! 162

23 Crushing the 1992 and 1993 WSOP 167

24 One More Son! 172

25 Bono Buys Our California House, and Televised Poker Begins! 193

26 Toughest Table Ever? Risking it all in 1997 199

27 Great Start in 1998, Bad Ending 204

28 Millionaire Gets Staked in 1999? 208

29 Hello Europe, Hello Hole Card Cameras 212

30 The Greatest Poker Player of All Time, Already? 217

31 Kathy Has Had Enough! 225

32 The 2002 WSOP, Chan vs. Hellmuth, and the Shaved Head 231

33 2003 WSOP: The Bracelet Race is on, and Forgiveness Pays! 235

34 A New York Times Best Seller! 239

35 2004-2005: Tournament of Champions; NBC Heads Up 245

36 President Bush, French Open and the 2006 WSOP, All in a Month 257

37 My Biggest Loss, Ever: Nightmare in Monte Carlo 265

38 Poker Hall of Fame; Magical WSOP Bracelet 11 268

39 12 Million Beer Cans; Deep Run 2008 WSOP 275

40 Hail, Caesar! Coaching Shulman 279

41 USO Tour and Black Friday 282

42 A Year of Seconds, An Amazing Gift! 286

43 Hello WSOP Numbers 12 and 13! 291

44 2013: NBC Heads-Up Success and WSOP Failure 302

45 WSOP Close Call and Phil has Health Issues? 306

46 We Lost Goldie: Phil Almost Leaves Kathy 309

47 The Question, and Founders, and my Partner Companies 316

48 Great Friendships and Masters of the Universe Poker Game 328

49 The Future, Love, and Goals, Goals, Goals 338

Appendix 1, Start to Finish 342

Appendix 2 Poker Aces 353

Appendix 3 Charity Poker Tournaments: $40 Million Raised to Date! 357

Appendix 4 All My Cashes 360

Appendix 5 All My WSOP Final Tables 375

Index 379

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