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.
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.
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.
By reading this book you will learn more about Mr. Hellmuth than the title “Poker Brat” suggests. This is a fascinating look into the mind of one of poker’s biggest stars.
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.