Phil Hellmuth loves to talk about himself, so it was no surprise that the Poker Brat fluffed himself up in full-blown grandeur during an appearance on Doug Polk's show/podcast. Doug Polk has emerged into one of the poker community's top content generators. The media-savvy pro loves the game, delves deep into strategy, and promotes poker to both noobs and pros alive. Polk booked top-end talent for his webcast/podcast, so it was no surprise that Phil Hellmuth stopped by for a lengthy chat.
This Hellmuth-centric episode with the Brat lasted nearly 2 hours. That's one-long-ass pat on the back!
Hellmuth started out from the get go thanking Polk about giving Hellmuth props about his WSOP prowess. Polk actually broke down Hellmuth's staggering numbers for the GTO-savvy millennial followers who might have dismissed Hellmuth as an old-world-poker dinosaur.
Hellmuth outlined his heads-up match against Doug Polk for King of the Hill. Four players will be putting up $50K each and the winner walks away with $200K. Dan 'Jungleman' Cates and Frank Kassela will be joining Hellmuth and Polk in the festivities.
Hellmuth discussed why he's so awesome, Tom Dwan, the top players under 40, tanking, and UB. Wait, wut? UB?
Yes, the Brat opened up his yapper about UB. Hellmuth also drew some ire from the online poker community for his misremembering of the UB scandal. That segment starts at the 1:23:00 mark.