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Phil Hellmuth ‘obnoxious and cheap', says Uber driver

Tags: Phil Hellmuth, taxi driver, Uber.
Posted on 14 February 2018 by "T".

Phil Hellmuth is famous for winning 14 WSOP bracelets so far and has over $22 million in live tournament earnings under his belt, but one Uber driver thinks he's obnoxious and cheap.

It was during the weekend when a certain screengrab of an Uber driver took the poker community's attention. You would normally expect a happy story based on a smiley shot, but instead it details the driver's horrible experience regarding Phil Hellmuth.

You would always notice the phrase #POSITIVITY when you browse through the 14-time WSOP winner Phil Hellmuth's social media accounts lately, since he's been using this particular hashtag in almost every post he recently makes, and it's also actually the title of his latest book that mainly focuses on having an optimistic mindset.

However, during the past weekend, the Poker Brat (who earned this nickname from always having a meltdown at the poker tables especially when he loses a pot) attracted the attention of the online poker community for something quite interesting - somebody took a screengrab of a female Uber driver named Danielle who complained about Hellmuth as a passenger, claiming that the 53-year-old poker star ordered an XL car exclusively for himself, left trash in her car and did not even bother to tip her at all!

The female driver took a selfie with the poker pro and posted it to a Facebook group named "Uber and Lyft Drivers Breakroom". The group is a closed group with 25,000+ members, with whom she shared a short story about their trip to the airport in an undisclosed city.

Since Uber drivers do not carry or accept cash payments, customers can send their driver a tip using the Uber app up to 30 days after their journey. However, Uber does not condone tip shaming either, so that could result to bigger problems for the driver if the Poker Brat decides to make it an issue.

The incident generated a mix of opinions amongst the poker community. Doug Polk shared the screengrab via his Facebook fan page, and pointed out the conflicting contrast between Hellmuth's positivity campaign and his alleged bad behavior with the Uber driver.

On the other hand, PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu stepped up to defend him on Twitter.

Former WSOP tournament director Matt Savage also Tweeted what he thinks about what the Poker Brat is like in person.

Hellmuth responded to Negreanu's kind words by calling him a "huge asset for poker" on Twitter, which is kind of like a clear response to Polk's comments he made last week on his Youtube live stream with Joe Ingram, where Polk called Negreanu an "embarrassment to the game" and "a little bitch".

As for others, the situation amused them more than anything else. Some even think that this could be a bluff act designed to get some well-timed exposure for his new book about #POSITIVITY.

The tagline of his latest book release says, "you are always at the right place at the right time", and as some people in the news industry say "bad publicity is still publicity" so we can also assume that Hellmuth will be more than happy to capitalize on this most recent public Uber mishap of his.



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9 comments on "Phil Hellmuth ‘obnoxious and cheap'', says Uber driver"

 doubletop77714/02/2018 08:52:30 GMT
I wonder how much truth there is to this story and, if he did not tip the driver, he should be ashamed of himself. With all that money he has, a nice tip would have gone a long way
 pajalnick14/02/2018 11:55:55 GMT
it's possible that Hellmuth is such a pig ... unless of course it's true .... of course if you could initially talk to Helmut and explain that he was not right then there would not be this news .... like that small event and since more interesting events there is no need to publish this
 Mober14/02/2018 12:27:06 GMT
Who knows what happened. She may even got a small tip considered it as no tip Smile
I really dont understand people always expecting a tip from someone,
just because they are rich...
But she took the picture though.
 CALICUL14/02/2018 13:35:59 GMT
we all know this phil hellmuth offend players at tables or cry to his wife when something does not like it. I'm not surprised that he left garbage in that uber car. This is his character... If he had a good character, he would not leave garbage in the car. He is probably believed to be a star too much and does not make an effort to gather garbage. Shame on you phil Tongue
 Tony_MON7ANA14/02/2018 13:52:23 GMT
When I am in a country where a gratuity is customary, I almost always tip discreetly for services rendered in a restaurant, bar, strip club, salon, massage parlor, motel/hotel, etc. (There is no custom of tipping in Japan.)
 godoy14/02/2018 22:50:06 GMT
what to talk about the hellmuth inside the game one of the best outside of it mem so much more in my opniao that and take of foot for it to be good and the people is with siumes and does this also I suffer from this to qui ma my city
 bowie198415/02/2018 14:34:40 GMT
Well, she should have known that these people like many things but selfies probably ain't one of them. So honestly this time I am with Hellmuth who was kind of thinking that allowing the girl taking the photo and having 'bragging rights' after is enough of a gratuity itself.
 godoy21/02/2018 02:07:52 GMT
reading some things on the subject came to the conclusion that the guy is very persecuted by many just why the guy and winner why it's just to appear more he does not help the fuck rapaiz
 LIKEIT2721/02/2018 22:25:10 GMT
It depends iff the taxidriver,....was talking about all the bad beats he had,..
And that he always laughed when that happend,..because off his rage Big Smile Big Smile
I can imagine that phill wouldnt give him a tip then,..
so ,....whos got the real story whatreally happend in the Cab Big Smile

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