Hellmuth Hot in Pittsbugh
Phil Hellmuth has won the 45th poker tournament of his career. Dan Colman, meanwhile, has backed off his criticism of Hellmuth and turned his venom towards another former Main Event champion.
Hellmuth Wins Pittsburgh Poker Open
Phil Hellmuth added to his impressive poker resume on Monday by winning the Pittsburgh Poker Open Main Event, the 45th victory of his long career.
Hellmuth had to outlast a field of 254 players, including pros Matt Glantz and David Baker at the final table, to earn the title. In addition to the win he earned $54,414 in prize money.
The past seven days have been event filled for Hellmuth. He tweeted that in the past week he commentated at the November Nine final table, played on Poker Night in America and won a 2015 Corvette Stingray at a charity event.
Hellmuth's win on Monday was his first since winning an Open Face Chinese Poker event at the EPT London in October 2013. His last major event win came at the 2012 WSOP Europe where he won the Main Event for his 13th bracelet.
Hellmuth currently has $18.28 million in career live tournament earnings, seventh on the All-Time Money List.
Colman Takes Dig at 2013 Champ Riess
For a man that didn't want to talk after the Big One for ONE DROP, lately all Daniel Colman does is talk - about other players.
Colman had created a hotbed of controversy lately surrounding Phil Hellmuth. Colman had called the 13-time bracelet winner a "cancer on society" and called him out regarding his former ties with UltimateBet.
Numerous players have come out in Hellmuth's defense, including 2012 Main Event Champion Greg Merson and 2013 Champ Ryan Riess.
Recently, Colman has been trying to backtrack on his comments and said that they were too harsh. However, now he is making subtle digs towards one of Hellmuth's defenders.
Posting on the 2+2 Forums Colman took a dig at Riess, stating, "Look to the new main event champ, Martin Jacobson, unlike the last champ, he doesn't have to go around saying he's the best in the world after winning. He plays phenomenal poker and carries himself exceptionally well, so his peers are happy to do the talking for him."
Directly afterwards, he admitted that he "multiaccounted tournaments online when I was 17-18 with a me against the world mentality." He went on to say, " I have made plenty of mistakes, but I know I am far from that person I once was."