Poker pro and 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth shared his poker knowledge with a bunch of Hollywood celebrities recently. Hellmuth took to his Twitter handle and shared an image of himself with the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star, Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick.
As per the images that he shared on his Twitter handle, it was clear that there were instructions going on. The table had a few face-up cards and players were asking questions to Phil.
Poker lesson 😎😎 pic.twitter.com/KjzPgkfxgk
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) April 19, 2021
Hellmuth is not new to celebrity encounters like this one. He is also playfully criticized by his peers for his name-dropping habits. Just a few hours after posting the image with Khloe, Hellmuth also tweeted a photo with star music producer Benny Blanco.
Hellmuth has played poker with several other celebrities too. He shared the table with many Silicon Valley CEOs, members of the Golden State Warriors NBA organization, etc. Not only for poker games, but his book ‘Play Poker Like The Pros’ even includes a review from Academy Award winner and Rounders star Matt Damon. The review by this star reads as “Hellmuth gave me the best poker lesson I’ve ever received.”
The WSOP veteran has also emceed several high-profile poker charity events. In 2018, he was the Master of Ceremony for the City of Hope charity tournament that took place In Los Angeles. The ceremony was attended by the entire family of the Kardashians, Los Angeles laker Kyle Kuzma, actors Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, fighter Tito Ortiz among others.
As for his poker victories, the ‘Poker Brat’ just recently emerged victorious in a heads-up match against Daniel Negreanu that took place on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel. This 56-year-old player will be playing at least two more times before the challenge gets completed. The next match, with a USD 1,00,000 buy-in, between these two legends is scheduled to take place on 5 May.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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