Phil Hellmuth calls Donald Trump a LAG during a phone interview with MSN reporter Jeremy Greenfield, and former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Peter Eastgate books a ticket on that midnight train to Georgia.
What is it with Donald Trump and poker analogies?
For the second time in successive months, the man who wants to make America great again, as appeared in an online magazine connected with poker, and, this time, it’s the 14-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth, who is chiming in.
First it was Alex Altman.
On Jan 30, Altman suggesting in a piece for Time that Trump is the best Republican candidate because he is the best poker player.
“Trump’s political instincts are ripped from the poker player’s handbook.” Wrote Altman before describing how Trump has all the hallmarks of a great poker player such as unpredictability, aggression, playing the man and not the cards, position, and knowing when to change gears.
Altman isn’t the only person who believes the casino magnate has the hallmarks of a great poker player. In a phone interview with MSN’s Jeremy Greenfield, Phil Hellmuth called Trump ‘The ultimate Loose Aggressive Player (LAG)”.
This excited Greenspan as he believes Hellmuth ‘eats LAGs for breakfast,’ and so a flurry of questions on how to deal with Trump’s aggression were put forward to the great man.
“When you’re playing against a loose-aggressive player, think of a harpoon. You nail them with a harpoon, on one big pot for all their chips. They’re a big target,” Hellmuth told Greenspan before adding, “and Trump is a big target.”
And if harpooning him doesn’t work, Hellmuth believes the other route to is to go all Marco Rubio on his ass and out LAG the LAG.
“The first way is patience. The other way is you take it to the next level,” he said. “You have to come over the top, raising the stakes.”
It seems, Donald Trump is a man with white magic.
Peter Eastgate Catches The Midnight Train to Georgia
What do Phil Hellmuth and Peter Eastgate have in common?
It has nothing to do with Presidents-elect.
They both hold the acclaim of being the youngest-ever WSOP Main Event champions when they won in 1989 (Hellmuth, 24) and 2008 (Eastgate, 22).
While Hellmuth is busy touring NBA courts across America and telling political writers how to take down Trump, Eastgate is the latest in a long line of big names to hop on board the midnight train to WSOPC in Georgia.
According to a press release that came across my desk as I picked my toenails, Eastgate will call ‘Shuffle Up and Deal’ when the Main Event begins in the Tbilisi Sports Palace in under a weeks time.
“I intend to try the cash games,” said Eastgate, “I have heard rumours they are great.”
He is not the only one.
Eastgate joins the likes of Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Steve O’Dwyer and Dzmitry Urbanovich in the festival operating March 3 – 9.