WSOP APAC: What's So Special About Phil Hellmuth?

Published on Apr 2013 by Pokerlistings

Phil Hellmuth is almost as well known for his explosive temper as he is for the record 13 WSOP gold bracelets he's won. But behind the Poker Brat personality is a poker mind that few seem to understand. To find out what makes him tick we went straight to Phil Hellmuth himself. We also chatted with 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia and PokerListings.com reporter Alex Villegas to get two more perspectives. Love him or hate him it's impossible to deny that Phil Hellmuth is one of the greatest poker players in the history of the game.

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