The prestigious annual poker festival referred to as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is full of surprises. The long hours and especially the consecutively long days can get to one's nerves, but it certainly isn't right if one player harasses another for no particular reason at all. For example, an intoxicated English poker player named Stuart ‘NutterRutter' Rutter tried to harass the 14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth as well as the other players at the table, resulting to multiple penalties and the security behind his back.
Below are from Matt Smith's Twitter feed:
Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo or Better Championship attracted a total of 237 player entries, including the likes of notable poker pros namely Eli Elezra, Scott Bohlman, Ari Engel, Brian Rast, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow. However, it appeared that Rutter only was focused on getting on Phil's nerves, and according to some witnesses, this resulted to the ‘PokerBrat' apparently asking for Rutter to be 86'd (banned) from the event.
Even though the inebriated Rutter wasn't permanently banned, the WSOP site updates said, "Stuart Rutter is back at his seat after an intermezzo when he was in a sin bin for one hour, following multiple verbal insults towards Phil Hellmuth."
At the end of Day 1 things somehow went smoothly, Rutter surviving with a short stack whilst the other big names all made it through with ease.
On Day 2, Phil Hellmuth got busted at 132nd place, taking home no money from this event. Same goes for his harasser Stuart Rutter, who settled in 88th place.