Phil Hellmuth gives his opinion on the WSOP Online schedule

Posted on: June 19, 2020 12:00 PDT

Poker Brat believes that offering more bracelets in the upcoming series is a smart move

Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway got together to break down the latest events in the poker industry during the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast. Along with their guest, 15-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, these pro players discussed even the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and its latest edition of an online series that comes with 85 bracelet events. Poker Brat also shared details about his experience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hellmuth is totally on board with the WSOP’s decision to offer more bracelets. He considers that WSOP has been doing a great job and that professional skilled online players also have the right to have this fully online series to show off, too. He believes that these events will have more skills involved, rather than the usual reading people, which is easier when sitting face to face. He is focused on having the chance of winning a WSOP bracelet from an online tournament.

Helmuth also shared his experience during the pandemic, saying that he was on lockdown for at least 90 days, except for ten days in which he traveled to visit a friend. He had engaged the online poker scene during those days playing No-Limit Hold'em games and Pot-Limit Omaha. When asked if he was ready for the WSOP online series, he said that he has never been readier, since he played online tournaments like he never did before, so he is sharp to face those events. Helmuth, the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 WSOP and the 2012 Main Event WSOP Europe, said that he was out of practice and out of shape for seven years or so, in which he felt he wasn't playing at his best.