Archive for July, 2011

What’s going on this week

July 29th, 2011 No comments

It’s been a while since I’ve really blogged about anything going on in my life, because honestly, there just hasn’t been much to talk about.  I’ve been working between 15-20 hours per week over at the Best Buy near my house for a few hundred bucks a week, and with the kids on Summer Vacation, I’ve kidnapped the family a little more than a half dozen times to make good on our Disneyland Annual passes.  But other than that, it’s been pretty much business as usual.

I’ve also been writing a bunch for, and just recently had the opportunity to interview 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel.  I’ve met him in person twice since the November Nine, and I’m actually really impressed by the guy.  Earlier I wrote a piece about how I didn’t think that he would be good for the game of poker, and it was because we just didn’t know much about him.  The truth is, while he’s kind of a quiet and unassuming character by nature, Jonathan is a really fun guy to hang around and a really chatty and nice dude overall. Read more…

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Is Phil Hellmuth the greatest player ever?

July 11th, 2011 4 comments

Phil Hellmuth may be the most decorated WSOP Player in history, but is he the best player ever?

It’s an argument that has some teeth to it, and you can make a case.  This year’s World Series of Poker saw The Poker Brat make 3 final tables, and pit himself heads-up for career WSOP Bracelet Number 12 all three times.  However, in every case he fell just one spot short and failed to extend his record of the most bracelets in WSOP history.  Despite the lack of titles this year, Phil Hellmuth saw the most profitable World Series of Poker of his career in 2011 with the Main Event still pending, a truly remarkable feat considering all of his prior accolades. His incredible play at this World Series has made him the front runner for Player of the Year honors.  But do the achievements of 2011 combined with the list of unprecedented accomplishments from years past make perhaps the most recognizable player in the game of poker, the greatest player ever?  Now that is a question worth talking about. Read more…