Meltdowns. Blow ups. Implosions. Mega Tilt. We secretly love to watch our favorite players lose their shit. PokerStars TV compiled a top 5 list of the worst blow ups to appear on one of their programs or live streams. The usual suspects are included and as expected the Poker Brat tops the list. Phil Hellmuth gets a mega-mix with a couple of incidents of Hellmuthian rants. Hellmuth got needled by Tony G not once, but twice. Hellmuth also gets pwned by Italian wizard Dario Minieri. Dario might have had the best snark on the video. After he beat out Hellmuth in a pot with boat over boat, Dario chuckled, “I only play the nuts like you buddy!” When Hellmuth bitched about the progression of the hand, Dario swiftly reminded Hellmuth that he was behind pre-flop, got lucky on the flop, but Dario led on the turn, and most importantly… on the river.
5. Ryan D'Angelo vs. Ben Zamani… "You're so bad! What are you doing?" screamed D'Angelo when he lost with Queen-high to Zamani's Ace-high.
2. Vanessa Selbst vs. Kevin MacPhee... It ain't called showfriends, it's showbusiness! Even though they're pals in real life, Vanessa Selbst and Kevin MacPhee got into a shoving match and a shitstorm ensued. This is the infamous hand that occurred during the EPT Berlin, MacPhee 5-bet with A-9 and Selbst 6-bet shoved with 4-4. MacPhee called and Selbst uttered in disbelief, "What just happened?"
MacPhee flopped an Ace and that sent the usually cool Selbst on mega-monkey-tilt. "The worst play I've ever seen!" she lamented to Liv Boeree on the rail.
Dario Minieri beat out Hellmuth with a boat over boat and Hellmuth imploded. "This is fucking unreal. Happens every fucking time."
There are a couple of Tony G vs. Hellmuth hands. At one point The G utters, “You're a disgrace to the game.”
And we also got a new classic Hellmuth quip: "It's 10 times worse being a bad winner. And you're a bad winner my friend."
Watch the video by PokerStars TV here…