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Phil Hellmuth talks about WSOP, poker career

Phil Hellmuth talks about WSOP, poker career | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

The best poker players share a specific trait: Some call it swagger, others see it as arrogance. Phil Hellmuth says on his website that he's "the greatest poker player to ever play the game."


Sounds like Muhammad Ali - one year Hellmuth even entered the World Series of Poker wearing a boxing robe, showing his flair for the dramatic.


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Hellmuth Says US No Online Poker in 2012

Hellmuth Says US No Online Poker in 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

A lot of poker players are beginning to comment and predict as to what they believe is going to happen to the US online poker industry such as Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson. Phil Hellmuth is the latest poker player to voice his opinion, and he claimed that online poker would not be legalized this year.


Phil Hellmuth was interviewed by Tatjana Pasalic who uses the handle “Tatty Tats.” Hellmuth had initially been of the opinion that online poker would be legalized and regulated in the year 2011 before Christmas. He also mentioned that he was surprised that the legislation had not been passed. Later he believed that it would happen by February but now has changed his mind and believes that it is not likely to get legalized by the year 2012. He claimed that if the US poker legislation was not passed by April, then it would not happen in the year 2012 at all, on account of it being an election year.

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Phil Hellmuth: Adderall, Crank Usage has Helped Poker Players Win Millions

Phil Hellmuth: Adderall, Crank Usage has Helped Poker Players Win Millions | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Appearing on Quadjacks Radio this past week, the self-proclaimed “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth discussed the drug Adderall and how it can be affective when playing poker.


Adderall, a brand name of amphetamine salts-based medication used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, directly affects the mesolimbic reward pathway in the brain. Amphetamine salts preparations are considered to have high abuse potential. It is widely used as a “study drug” at many universities as it reportedly helps to focus energy and concentration to a much higher level than normal.


“If you are going to use it occasionally, there are ways to control your thoughts,” Hellmuth said during an interview with Quadjacks Radio. “Especially when there is a lot of money on the line.”


During the interview it was claimed that poker players who took Speed over a period of 8 months ended up winning over a million dollars but eventually they lost it all back after the drug stopped working.


Hellmuth noted that most drugs, including alcohol, typically lead to dependency. Drinking and playing poker, for example, could have an adverse effect on one’s game.


Hellmuth stopped drinking while playing poker in 1994.

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