Tonight They're Playing Poker Like it's 1989
Daniel Negreanu recently made a statement that PEMM wasn't going to help Phil Hellmuth play better but instead, Phil needed to employ LTPB or "Learn to Play Better."Â Well, whether it was PEMM, LTPB, or Diet Pepsi, Phil has made the final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Stars WPT Event.Â He spent a good part of Thursday as the chip leader and will enter the final table 2nd in chips behind Andy Seth.
Seat 1 - Hassan Habib - 455,000
Seat 2 - Phil Hellmuth - 1,433,000
Seat 3 - Andy Seth - 2,164,000
Seat 4 - Matt Keikoan - 371,000
Seat 5 - McLean Karr - 111,200
Seat 6 - Daniel O'Brien, 1,129,000
Personally, I am rooting for Phil.Â I don't think he is the best Holdem player on the planet.Â Far from it.Â He is however a great personality for poker on TV.Â Whether you like or hate him, you have an opinion about him.
I know that Phil has to desperately want this title.Â For a long time now, he has been ridiculed for his overall play and for being a "one trick pony."Â While a WPT win will not change everyone's perspective about him, it should earn him a bit of respect. Â Personally, I think the final table should get him some respect, but society loves a winner.
So Phil, whether it's PEMM, LTPB, or SDNU (Shut Daniel Negreanu Up) that's fueling your run, keep it up!Â We want to see Phil Hellmuth - WPT Champion on Saturday morning.