Sunday, July 13, 2008

...And with occurences like this I would like it too

Hellmuth Ends The Day With A Blow Up

Cristian Dragomir opened with a raise to 80,000 before Hellmuth made it 255,000 to go from the small blind."I hope he doesn't have aces" said Hellmuth as Dragomir asked for a count. After a few moments later Dragomir made the call.

They saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Hellmuth checked to Dragomir who thought for a moment before firing a healthy bet of 300,000. Hellmuth sighed in disgust before folding {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} face up on the table.

Matusow laughs and said to Dragomir to show the bluff, and Dragomir flipped {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}! Matusow and the crowd roared in hysterics as Hellmuth jumped out of his seat and stormed around the room berating his opponent for calling his reraise with ten-high.

"Listen buddy, you're an idiot!" screamed Hellmuth "This is the Main Event and you are the worst player in history!" as the crowd were loving every moment of the blow up.

Dragomir's entourage continued to cheer as Hellmuth continued the barrage. The TD stepped in and issued a warning to Hellmuth to settle down before Dragomir stood up out of his chair to put Hellmuth back in his place with a cry of "Enough is enough!

"Fortunately for both players the clock ticked over to the end of the level, and the end of the day's play to settle both players down. They eventually shook hands and began to bag up their chips as Mike Matusow summed up the situation best as he shouted "Thank God for Phil Hellmuth! Thank God for Chris Moneymaker!"

What a way to end the day!

But wait...there's more!

Everyone thought Hellmuth ended the day just with a blow-up and a warning, but that's not the case. He continued to berate Cristian Dragomir for several minutes after the last hand we described and after floor person Robbie Thompson issued him a warning, prompting Thompson to summon supervisor Steve Frezer to the feature table. Frezer listened to Thompson's description of the situation and then assess Hellmuth a one-orbit penalty to start Day 6.

Never a dull moment when Hellmuth's around.



Just before the announcement of "shuffle up and deal," Hellmuth strolled into the tournament area and took his seat. He was dealt into the first hand which he raised from under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.

When a floor supervisor was asked about the alleged one round penalty Hellmuth was to serve, a reply of "it's been overruled" was given.

What does this little stage play tell us? That in poker, fame gives you every excuse to act like a little bitch and get away with it. Now in other walks of life, we know this to be true, but to have such on the job douchebaggery sans punsihment?

OMG is Poker just like Pro Wrestling?

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