If you know Phil Hellmuth then you either love him or hate him! His rants, tirades, and lines like I can dodge bullets baby” and If it weren’t for luck, I’d win them all” are epic and have earned him the nickname the Poker Brat.” However, whether you love him or hate him, he is undoubtedly the greatest poker player of our time. Phil is a global poker icon who holds every record at the World Series of Poker, including an extraordinary 14 world championships.
In Poker Brat Phil paints a picture of his early Midwestern life, in which he struggled mightily in grade school and high school, but always had aspirations to do something great. Phil takes you from the low lows of his life to the high highs, and shows you how he developed an unhealthy ego along the way, which eventually turned into his poker brat” persona. In Poker Brat, Phil shares his own powerful tips and techniques, the ones that he used to set his goals, and then he shows how he achieved those goals as he climbed to the summit of the poker world.
About the Author
Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the greatest player to ever play the game of poker, winning an unprecedented 14 world championships at the World Series of Poker. Hellmuth holds the world record for both most cash finishes at the WSOP (118) and most WSOP final tables (54). His live tournament winnings exceed $18 million.
In 1989, Phil Hellmuth became, at the age of 24, the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker Main Event by defeating two-time defending champion Johnny Chan. Phil’s record as the youngest champ stood for nearly 20 years. Phil has written a New York Times best-selling book, ‘Play Poker like the Pros’, has his own clothing line and appears regularly on ESPN, NBC, Fox , CBS Sports Net and other networks.
Phil Hellmuth knows what it takes to become a champion, and then stay there. Year after year he keeps his head down and wins titles, bravo! — Jim Harbaugh Univ. Michigan football coach My husband Dave Goldberg admired Phil so much as a poker player and as a friend and his book shows why. It is both entertaining and inspiring, and is a great read for anyone who wants to learn about the thrill and experience of becoming the best in the game. It offers lessons not only for aspiring players but for fathers as well. — Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO and Founder of Lean In and Option B I coach champions, and Phil Hellmuth is the biggest champion in poker with 14 world titles. I love his inspirational story, and I admire the grit and determination it took to hit the top, and stay there. — Tony Robbins Self-help guru and bestselling author