Phil Hellmuth’s new website invites friends as well as foes to express their frank opinion of him. Widely known as “the poker brat,” poker pro Hellmuth is sure to get a number of comments from fans.
Since Hellmuth’s website is brand new, it isn’t entirely ready yet. Poker players who visit it right now will see a welcome page and a page on Hellmuth’s lifestyle. The website focuses especially on his philanthropic activities.
Although Hellmuth’s behavior at the online poker tables is aggressive, he has a very soft corner for charities. He has already raised $17.5 million of the total $100 million he hopes to raise in the course of his career.
Hellmuth says that his website gives poker fans the opportunity to share interesting poker information with other fans. Besides, it offers access to Hellmuth’s private world of poker. Hellmuth has also created an introductory video, which he has uploaded on YouTube so that poker players can view it and take interest in his new website.
Phil Hellmuth has been running a charity poker event for the last two years somewhere during the Christmas season at Madison, Wisconsin, which happens to be his hometown. As usual, Hold’em with Hellmuth Celebrity Poker Event will form a part of it. The only difference is that it will be held on August 18, Saturday this year. Lindsay Huebner, the tournament coordinator, says that the date has been changed and the event re-scheduled for the weekend before Christmas to encourage more people to take part in it.
Hellmuth’s latest poker charity event will be held at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Centre. Celebrities such as Annette Obrestad, the champion of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe; Scott Ian, the rhythm guitarist of Anthrax, a thrash metal group; Casey FitzRandolph, the champion of the Winter Olympics 2002; and Rachel and Dave Brown, the stars of “The Amazing Race,” a popular television show, will play poker with Hellmuth at this charity event.
Last year, Hellmuth raised over $110k for Agrace HospiceCare. The player field of 250 included Obrestad, the member of the Lock Pro Elite; Anthony Nardi and Mark Kroon, the online poker players; Paul Soglin, the mayor of Madison; and Dewey Weum, who finished fourth in the WSOP 1998 Main Event.
The event will include a raffle, a silent auction, and plenty of fun, poker, and food, and the funds raised will be given to Agrace HospiceCare.