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Phil Hellmuth: "Many poker players have taken drugs"

Tags: adderall, adhd, drugs, interview, phil hellmuth, wsop
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 by "T".
In a recent interview with QuadJack's Poker Radio, Phil Hellmuth, 11-time WSOP Bracelet winner, talked about the drug addiction many famous poker players have/have had. "There's a drug, I don't know the name of it, but it's something like speed. I'm talking about a really heavy drug. Many poker players have taken this drug in the past 10 years. Almost all players who took this drug has won 1 or 2[...]   Read more » Phil Hellmuth: "Many poker players have taken drugs"

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  12-Apr-12, 08:49   #1
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i have a sensational statement to make: many poker players had sex with a woman! even more poker player have tasted beer in their lives! this is totally unprecedented!

coming back to phil- this is probably true is some way- poker is a tough job to have, so no wonders here if some players are addicted to nasty stuff in one way or another

  12-Apr-12, 09:02   #2

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Yeah ad why should we believe him claiming that he has never take/taken this drug as long as he's saying that all the people who took it won almost 1-2 milion very easily..as far as I remember last week he won 650 k in won night.hmmm maybe he hasn't taken that specific drug he's talkin about but...wwell nice move phil Blink

  12-Apr-12, 10:22   #3

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Now i know why i have been loosing money playing poker. Iam never onb drugs wich makes me playing very rational and dont make crazy moves. I have seen mane fish on micros limits iam wondering how many plays on drugs.

BTW drugs are for loosers!!!

  12-Apr-12, 10:47   #4
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As a group of people is a normal thing that some of them take drugs and is normal too that some of them have a problem with the drugs. Poker players do things as us do things. Standard.

  12-Apr-12, 12:10   #5
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I play best when I'm drunk. Big Smile

  12-Apr-12, 12:20   #6
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Well known Phill's trash talk,again

  12-Apr-12, 12:37   #7

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Talking about drugs on poker players, P.Hellmuth probably didn’t wanted to, but seems like he is advertising it in the best way: “Almost all players who took this drug has won 1 or 2 million dollars over a 6-8 month period.” What better publicity can drug dealers want? Now, when on the streets making business, they just have to say “Didn’t you heard what P.H. said? You can win millions in no time just for going on this!” After saying this, nobody cared about what he said after, the side effects of it.

  12-Apr-12, 12:37   #8

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Almost all players who took this drug has won 1 or 2 million dollars over a 6-8 month period.

well fook me give me some of that then Big Smile

  12-Apr-12, 15:38   #9

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Obviously players take drugs...

Poker players are a different breed of human, especially pro's, you'd have to be - there's a ton of strain and pressure.

So it's natural that drug use in poker players is prevalent.

  12-Apr-12, 16:21   #10

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I do not believe that poker players use drugs, because poker is a competetive game and using drugs causes you to lose concentration and therefore poor result concerning poker wise in my opinion.

  12-Apr-12, 18:13   #11
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I do stupid things when im not on my medication(prescription) plus it helps me sleep at night

  12-Apr-12, 18:54   #12

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What's new? It's a well known fact, at least for me that most poker players use drugs occasionally.

  12-Apr-12, 21:16   #13
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quite a lot of my friends take drugs and they also play poker and some of them even do them both together.but as yet none of them have made any millions, unless they are keeping it well hidden

  13-Apr-12, 01:20   #14

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Today there's a drug for everything and everyone has some type of problem according to the Medical Field. I wonder what they did even 30 years ago for half of the things they say people have or get. I think I'll just live and die the way I was supposed to. Without any prescription medication!

  13-Apr-12, 06:16   #15
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give me some of that speedy like drug...NO ...i joke....but if players want to play while under the influence of drugs it their choice...if it makes them play a little better(concentration wise) than so be it...i smoke marijuana while i play most of my poker

  13-Apr-12, 08:29   #16
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i smoked pot for every day for over 10 years and was far more focused with it than i am without it(4 years) you can read all the government/ medical facts you like about how bad they are,but for some people they work, just like some people function better with ritalin etc everyones brain is different find what works for you and stick to it

  13-Apr-12, 08:48   #17

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i dont even bother listening to what PH has to say. the guy is a penis. he still believes he is the best hold'em player in the world and everyone else is an "idiot" when they beat him in a hand. the guys a joke. Thumbs Down

  13-Apr-12, 13:03   #18

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Almost all players who took this drug has won 1 or 2 million dollars lol. What is that drug lol.. I haven't heard much about drugs in poker until I heard Stu Ungar's story and his addiction to cocaine.

  14-Apr-12, 17:47   #19
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"Stop the madness!"

  14-Apr-12, 19:37   #20

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At the Quebec's television. 2010 Main Event WSOP winners Jonathan Duhamel has been questionned about drugs in the world of high stakes poker. He said that he doesn't know professional poker player who use drugs to play better. He said that drugs users still a minority in this world.

The drugs Phil Hellmut is talking about isn't meth?

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