4 of a Kind
- Mar 1, 2016
- Reaction score
- Angel Fire NM
My wife actually worked directly and at some length with Hellmuth on an event in Atlantis around a decade ago and said away from the tables he is the nicest and most polite person you could ever hope to meet.
He also sent a care package and gave a direct phone call to @links_slayer several years ago when he was fighting cancer if I’m not mistaken.
Phil may be immature at the table but I don’t know that he’s necessarily that bad of a guy.
This. I’ve met and played with Hellmuth several times. Always been polite and respectful, and away from the table, like at autograph and photo ops he’s the nicest guy you’ve ever been around. One of his comments was that he loved Oklahoma Poker because they treat his son respectfully and him as well.
I think part of the difference for me (imho) is that Phil recognizes he’s part of the poker scene, and it defines a big part of who he is, while Selbst just does it for the money and is ready to walk away from it at anytime.
Phil owns it, while Selbst seems to just rent. My opinion, based on almost nothing.