In a day and age where WSOP champs are pawning their gold bracelets off or donating them to charity (Peter Eastgate), Phil Hellmuth is an exception to the norm. The Poker Brat recently tweeted about giving away 11 out of his record 13 WSOP bracelets, as you can see below:
PIC: bye bye WSOP Bracelet #13. Gave #WSOPBracelet13 to my best friend @Chamath. Gave 10 to family, 1 to bestie
WSOP Bracelets: 1 & 12 me, 2 wifey, 3 4 mom dad, 5 sister Ann, 6 bro/law John, 7 8 sons Phillip Nick, 9 10 11 bro Dave sis’s Kerry Molly
I don’t really know a whole lot about Hellmuth’s “sister Ann” or “bro/law John,” so we’ll just skip over that. But one interesting mention in the tweets is Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook VP and current Golden State Warriors co-owner.
I’m not sure that anybody really knew who Hellmuth’s best friend was. After all, he doesn’t exactly pal around with anybody like Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak do. However, maybe Palihapitiya being his bestie explains why Hellmuth, a Wisconsin native, loves Golden State so much.
While the Poker Brat’s bracelet giveaway may warm some people’s hearts, Brad Booth definitely isn’t one of them. Still bitter over being a UB superuser victim, and angry over Hellmuth’s part ownership of the company, Booth tweeted the following:
@phil_hellmuth if only the respectable @chamath found out about your inner BullShit at UltimateBet he would never except it – U R A POS PH
Since being taken for $2 million through Russ Hamilton’s UB superuser scam, Booth has continued his downward spiral, owing others tons of money in the process. And one guy that he’s continually blamed in all of this is Hellmuth because the poker legend owned part of UB’s parent company.