Just ahead of the release of his long-awaited autobioigraphy entitled Poker Brat: The Story of the World’s Greatest Poker Player, legendary Poker Hall of Famer Phil Hellmuth was kind enough to grant us an interview.
In this feature-length piece, Phil answered an immense variety of questions about everything from his early family life to how he handles his fame, and of course told over some fascinating poker stories as well.
Enjoy this in-depth look into the life of one of poker’s greatest champions.
While I was recently doing media coverage at the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions in Florida, I got to meet a man named Tony Burns, Tournament Director at the Seminole Hard Rock poker room in Hollywood, Florida. Everyone—players, fellow poker media members—they only had kind words to say about him. He was always walking around with a smile on his face, he was really friendly, and at the time I said to him, “Hey, maybe we can collaborate together in the future?” and he was like, “Sure!”
Together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the opportunity to interview him.
Listen to the interview, which starts at the 10:48-minute mark. A transcript is also available.
With images worth 1,000 words, photo essays and video blogs are always fun to feast your eyes on. I was happy to put these together for you, so that you could see what it was like to have experienced the 2017 World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions in person.
Hope you enjoy!
The latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series is Paul Oresteen. He was kind enough to open up to us about how he got his start in the poker industry and his work with Poker Central. As with anyone, however, what makes the story unique are the personal elements, and Paul’s story is truly one-of-a-kind.
We have no doubt you’ll enjoy getting to know him better, too.
While poker purists may feel that their beloved game stands fully apart from other casino games, the fact of the matter is that it’s still possible to learn some poker-related skills from those games. In fact, taking a correct strategic approach and mathematical mindset to casino games, there are actually plenty of transferable skills you can utilize at the poker tables.
We all know Vince Van Patten from his illustrious 15-year-long (and counting) career working as a commentator for the World Poker Tour. He’s also had a tremendously fascinating life prior to joining the poker world, having worked extensively in Hollywood as well as being a professional tennis player, and more.
Enjoy the video, with transcript also provided for your convenience.