In a week full of drama in the pokerverse, two Hall of Famers threw a new log into the fire when Phil Hellmuth blocked Daniel Negreanu on Twitter, the next step in a progressively growing feud between the two. Amateur poker player Eric Persson showed Phil Hellmuth no respect during their heads-up battle on Poker Go. (Image: Reddit) This seemed to be in reaction to Negreanu calling Hellmuth out for complaining about the behavior of his opponent in the $25K Heads-Up Poker Showdown , Eric Persson, with many pointing out that Hellmuth has acted similarly for years. Embarrassing Phil even for you! For decades you have ruthlessly berated people at the table, and now one guy (Persson) gives you a taste of your own medicine and you cry like a child No one in poker history is more deserving of behavior penalties than you pic.twitter.com/vam94af2Pi — Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) April 22, 2022 The inciting incident
The drama began in the event’s first round where the Poker Brat took on Persson, an outspoken amateur player and the CEO of Maverick Gaming, which owns 19 card rooms across Washington State, along with other properties in Nevada and Colorado.
From the start of the match, Persson was hurling personal insults at Hellmuth, calling him a bitch multiple times, and flipping the bird at him in a clear attempt to get under Hellmuth’s skin. As you can see below, the antics seem to have worked. Hellmuth would go on to lose the match, and went to Twitter to continue to vent his frustrations. There, several people, including Negreanu, were quick to point out that while Hellmuth may have never flipped off anyone at the table, much of the language and angry outbursts were along the same lines as some of Hellmuth’s classic rants.
There were several references to one of Hellmuth’s most recent outbursts at the WSOP, where he threatened to “burn this place to the ground” in one of his rants.**
Hellmuth appeared to take offense to these comparisons, leading to a lengthy defense, in addition to the blocking of Negreanu’s account. Rough day for […]
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