Phil Hellmuth Buys Half Eaten Sandwich at WSOP 2021 for $150

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Phil Hellmuth Buys Half Eaten Sandwich at WSOP 2021 for $150
17 Oct

There’s been a theme with Phil Hellmuth this World Series of Poker season; he’s running so deep in tournaments that restaurants are closing before he can order food.

Towards the end of day one of the $1,500 HORSE event, Hellmuth was hungry and looking for food. Apparently, finding somewhere to order food proved difficult for the poker icon.

In a classic case study of supply and demand, Hellmuth’s tablemate Greg offered him a Subway sandwich for $150, to which Hellmuth agreed. This is not something new for Hellmuth this WSOP.

According to Hellmuth, he’s spent over $500 on a few measly pieces of food, including $230 for a cheeseburger, $150 for a bag of trail mix and most recently $150 for half a sub. Hellmuth has also been making the headlines for his most recent tirade at the final table of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud final table.

Aside from dropping serious cash on food and berating poker players, the holder of 15 bracelets has been having tremendous success this year. Particularly, Hellmuth has been able to make the final table in three non-hold’em events this year.

He’s finished eighteenth in the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-max for $4,429, sixth in the in the $25,000 HORSE event for $95,329, fifth in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $80,894 and fourth in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud for $54,730 for a total of $235,382 in total cashes this WSOP. Perhaps the poker legend has some money to splurge on overpriced junk food.

Hellmuth stated in a recent interview that it’s about legacy for him at this point in his career.

“I constantly think about legacy. I wanted to be the greatest poker player of all time and I decided I had to do it in world series tournaments.”
With 15 bracelets, 64 WSOP final tables, and over $15 million total WSOP cashes, and $530 spent on questionable food, Hellmuth is certainly cementing his poker legacy.

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Nikk from Western New York is a part-time journalist, a successful tournament poker player, and an avid fly fisherman.Read more


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