Phil Hellmuth, a poker legend and winner of 15 WSOP bracelets, recently gave some poker knowledge to a pair of Hollywood celebrities.
The Poker Hall of Fame member tweeted a photo of himself at a poker table with stars Chloe Kardashian and Scott Disick from “Walk with Kardashian” with the caption “Poker Lesson”. Obviously, some guidance is going on because there are face-up cards. And it seems that a player in the game is asking Phil Hellmuth about the flop.
However, as poker expert Joe Ingram pointed out, Disick doesn’t seem to be interested in receiving some guidance.
Phil Hellmuth is no stranger to playing poker with celebrities. He was ruthlessly criticized by some of his high-stakes colleagues because he has the habit of naming names. In fact, just a few hours after his Twitter featuring some Kardashian family members as the protagonists, Hellmuth posted a photo with the famous music producer Benny Blanco. In the tweet, Hellmuth said that Blanco’s brother played cards in his online home game.
The Wisconsin native has also hosted several high-profile charity poker events.
As recently as 2018, Phil Hellmuth served as the emcee of the “City of Hope” charity tournament in Los Angeles. The purchase of $5,000 allowed almost the entire Kardashian family to participate. Of course there are Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers, boxer Tito Ortiz, and star members of actors Kevin Pollack and David Arquette.
He has also played with several Silicon Valley CEOs and members of the NBA Golden State Warriors.
His book “Play Poker Like a Pro” even received reviews from Oscar winner Matt Damon. He said: “Hellmuth taught me the best poker lesson I have ever received”.
Hellmuth just defeated Daniel Negreanu in PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel. He swept Antonio Esfandiari in three games before, and Hellmuth has won four straight in the heads-up game.
The 56-year-old veteran will have to play at least two games with Negreanu, and each purchase will double to complete the challenge.
Their next game will be held on May 5.