“Mark my words,” he says.
Phil Hellmuth — fresh off the announcement of his coaching relationship with Harrah’s-hater Jeff Shulman and apparently still on tilt about having to pay for his own room at the WSOP this summer — appeared on the Hardcore Poker Show today (on the internet and Sirius 98) to reveal a Glenn-Beckish unease amongst some big-time pros about the WSOP’s intent to launch its own online poker site … and hints that Full Tilt, PokerStars, and Ultimate Bet might be talking about
colluding cooperating to start their own WSOP alternative … a move he suggests could make the WSOP “worth nothing”.
Phil Hellmuth on Hardcore Sports Radio – excerpts
Sep 23 2009
“There’s a huge battle brewing …”
Find the whole interview here.
In addition to the warning, Hellmuth calls out Harrah’s for “not giving any of [money] back to the players” and takes a pop at Jeffrey Pollack for not reassuring him that everything is gonna to be alright; but it seems, without naming names, that his fear and vitriol is really directed at Mitch Garber — FTP, Stars, and UB’s old rival at PartyPoker, who’s never really played nice with any of them before.
My question: How did UB outplay Doyle’s Room for third position in the unofficial alliance of American-friendly online poker rooms?