Stern has endured considerable success online, having featured on TV show ‘2 Months 2 Million’, and coached for training site Poker Savvy.
He has also proved his metal on the live tournament circuit, coming fourth in the WSOP 2009, k Hold’em event for 8k.
Hellmuth once claimed to be a ‘soul reader’, but he has plenty of soul searching to do when it comes to high stakes cash games. Poker Stars is the number one poker room by traffic and tournament size and variety.
Well, GL to him ,finding someone nice on that reality show.
Despite his superb tournament pedigree, Phil’s nitty, conservative approach has seen him endure a torrid time on televised cash games.
It's also not surprising then, based on both reputation and tournament success, that Poker has chosen Negreanu to represent them as one of their elite sponsored pros.
Negreanu's parents, Ann and Constantin, left the Communist regime of Romania in 1967, looking to start a new life in the United States.
Clearly uncomfortable, with his hand hiding his face, Phil made a questionable call. It seems his desire to ‘get one over’ on Stern had signalled his downfall.
A 10 bricked on the river, and Stern put Hellmuth all in for his remaining k. To make matters worse, Negreanu trotted over to host Amanda Leatherman (who he is reportedly dating), and correctly read both Stern and Hellmuth’s hands.