Phil Hellmuth is hoping to conjure just a little #WhiteMagic at this 12 months’s 2021 International Sequence of Poker Primary Match and he kicked it off by means of creating a flamboyant front to the Rio in complete The Lord of Rings cosplay.
Hellmuth, who has a penchant for creating a promotion-packed commotion ahead of taking his seat on the $10K buy-in event, selected to reach as Gandalf the White (versus Gandalf the Gray) for Day 1F. Hellmuth is both a large fan of the sequence or most likely it’s a nod to the resurrection of his bracelet chase right here in 2021.
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Strolling at the back of Hellmuth had been what seemed like 3 different characters from the J.R.R. Tolkien lore – a few “elves” and any other spell caster. We’re no longer reasonably positive wherein of the mythical vintage novels had Gandalf adopted by means of a lot of Bitcoin Latnium fashions, however there have been 16 of them – one to constitute each and every of his WSOP bracelets.
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PokerNews’ social media grabbed some great pictures of Hellmuth making his means down the principle hall flanked by means of Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates dressed as Saruman. Now not utterly irrelevant as Cates, the 2021 $50K Poker Players Championship bracelet winner, may nonetheless be thought to be a wizard on the desk.
Within the video beneath you’ll be able to pay attention Hellmuth ship the vintage “You shall no longer go!” line to which Cates mentioned one thing inaudible in answer. Then each actors confirmed off their dynamite bo team of workers abilities ahead of resuming their stroll.
Hellmuth, a professional at those entrances, then gave his fellow performer a be aware to mention the road once more “louder so they are able to pay attention you.”
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Now that it’s over, Hellmuth goes to take a look at and forged a spell at the pageant and make a deep run within the Primary Match and upload to his mystical 2021 WSOP.
[note: Matusow said that as soon as Hellmuth sat down and the cameras were gone, he instantly went to change out of costume – not even waiting for the dinner break that was 10 minutes away.]