28 June 2006

A Champion is Knocked Out

A scene most of us only dream of, filling out paperwork to receive a check or cash after a World Series event. For Raymer, he sees it as an outcome based on making the best reads and decisions in the context of each hand and pot. Checking messages while waiting for the next signature, he has to feel good about this year's WSOP. Out in 63rd place.

While Raymer was completing paperwork, Phil Hellmuth was signing anything for anyone and posing for photos, this time with Chris Ferguson. Hellmuth may play the Poker Brat on television, but outside of the rail he is extremely approachable and giving. The lobby outside of the tourney area is like you'd find in any Vegas or big convention-type hotel ballrooms. I have yet to see Hellmuth fail stop in his tracks to greet a fan or grin for a photo.

In the PLHE Event #3, Barry Greenstein busts two players when his A-A takes out K-K and Q-Q.

Barry: "Did you see that brilliant play on my part?"
CC: "Is Joe playing today?"
Barry: "He was..."
CC: "You emailed me for my Relationships and Poker and Children and Poker series."
Barry: "Oh, you're that guy."

Barry Greenstein, author, playing in the biggest games in the world, knows my name. That Guy. How cool is that?



2 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

You wrote: hile Raymer was completing paperwork, Phil Hellmuth was signing anything for anyone and posing for photos, this time with Chris Ferguson. Hellmuth may play the Poker Brat on television, but it's hard to argue that he is extremely approachable and giving outside of the felt. The lobby outside of the tourney area is like you'd find in any Vegas or big convention-type hotel ballrooms. I have yet to see Hellmuth stop in his tracks to greet a fan or grin for a photo

The way it reads, it sounds like you are saying Helmuth is just as rude off the table as he is on the table. But didn't you mean to write something like this?

"While Raymer was completing paperwork, Phil Hellmuth was signing anything for anyone and posing for photos, this time with Chris Ferguson. Hellmuth may play the Poker Brat on television, but it's hard to argue that as he is extremely approachable and giving outside of the felt. The lobby outside of the tourney area is like you'd find in any Vegas or big convention-type hotel ballrooms. I have yet to see Hellmuth fail to stop in his tracks to greet a fan or grin for a photo."

I assumed you were, because you begin noting that he was friendly and signing autographs for people.

8:57 PM  
Blogger cc said...

Corrected (thanks)

9:07 PM  

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