Hellmuth Escorts Phelps around Vegas
As earlier reported, swimmer god Michael Phelps is a poker enthusiast. When he hit Vegas the other day, Phil Hellmuth was at his sides.
In his blog, Hellmuth states that he's not accustomed to chasing celebrity around but adds that Phelps is near the top of his list of people to meet.
Consequently, when the great Phelps hit Vegas, the also great Hellmuth didn't mind appearing in his shadow.
And who could be more suited than Hellmuth to introduce Phelps into a world few know better than him. When he found out where Phelps was, he "rushed over to the Palms and said hello".
Phelps and Hellmuth partied at Tryst, and the day after, Hellmuth introduced Phelps to the poker elite that had come together for the $15,000 event at the Bellagio.
At one occasaion, when Phelps was playing $20/50 no limit holdem at the Bellagio, the whole table was moved into Bobby's Room on Hellmuth's suggestion! This was definitely the smallest game ever allowed in the famous high stakes room.
Bobby's Room at the Bellagion is the place where Doyle Brunson and other poker gods usually can sit and play in peace, without being disturbed by the poker populace that hustle eachother on the other side of the decorated windows.
It's not impossible that Phelps' next career is in poker. In Vegas, Phelps made the final table in a $1,500 tournament at the Caesars, and the great Hellmuth calls him "a good young player". Could you possibly receive higher praise within the poker realm?
Next time you play poker, watch out for that shark suit.