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2012 WSOP: Phil Hellmuth as good as ready for the $1m buy-in event!

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Posted on 24 May 2012 by "T".

In an interview that was published 22/5, 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth said that there is a big chance that he will play the $1,000,000 buy-in event Big One for One Drop at this summer's WSOP because he has found stakers to pay a large chunk of the massive buy-in.

Phil Hellmuth: I haven't even tried to raise money for the "Big One" yet. Then I talked to just one guy and I got a text from him: "I am thinking about buying a piece of you for the Big One. I put up $250,000." I just wrote back: "Thank you!"

Then I got another text yesterday from someone who wants $250,000. David Chesnoff, one of the worlds most famous trial attorneys, told me this morning at the golf course that he wants to buy $50,000. So I called Guy Laliberte and said: "Hey Guy, I have already sold $550,000!" He said: "Great, we really want you to play. We want you and Doyle Brunson to be in this event." So, we will see what happens!

This is what Phil Hellmuth answered to the question "What are the chances of you playing then?"

A week ago I would have probably said 30%. But with how things turned out in the last few days, I feel there is about an 80% chance that I play. I really want to win a bracelet this year. I might be more motivated than almost anyone else on the planet to win. That's why I am showing up and grinding day by day.

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4 comments on "2012 WSOP: Phil Hellmuth as good as ready for the $1m buy-in event!"

 noonlion24/05/2012 10:20:35 GMT

Motivation yeah, but he'll be in a field with some very aggressive players.

And we know what happens when Phil plays LAG types...*blow out*

I wouldn't favour him, although he is a great tourney player, this doesn't have the feel of a WSOP event.
 Fakiry24/05/2012 12:30:34 GMT
After reading this text I got the impression that Phil Helmut is a very humble person, like if he didn’t had the notion of what he represents in the poker world. Was he surprised for having someone telling him he would help him support the costs (and, obviously, the profits, if there are some)? Ok, supporting someone with $100 is not the same of doing it with $250k, but Phil is used to look at values like this.
 noonlion24/05/2012 18:33:03 GMT
PHil's not in the same league as a lot of high stake cash game players.

He has shown this on TV and I don't think he makes a tonne online either.

He certainly isn't humble either lol

Interetsing one of the "most famous" trial attorneys is wiling to stake him - what crimes has Hellmuth committed that we don't know of?
 Macubaas26/05/2012 03:49:33 GMT
I would have bet anything that Phil Hellmuth will take part on this event, i mean it's too big not to take part in it Big Smile

I also think many pros that play this event will be staked for at least half of the buy in Smile

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