Phil Hellmuth has still to decide whether or not he will be playing in the $1 million BIG ONE For ONE DROP event at this summer's WSOP. However, having received offers for 50% of his action, he is now 80% sure he will play, he says.
Phil Hellmuth has still not decided whether or not he will play in the $1 million BIG ONE For ONE DROP event at this summer's World Series of Poker.
Hellmuth, who has more than $13 million in lifetime cashes, told PokerStrategy.com in a new interview that he has yet to try and raise the money for the event, but that he has received offers for action which could make it easier for him to make a decision.
"I haven't even tried to raise money for the 'Big One' yet," Hellmuth said.
"Then I talked to just one guy and I got a text from him: 'I am thinking about buying a piece of you for the Big One. I put up $250,000.' I just wrote back: 'Thank you!"
Hellmuth further revealed that he has received another offer for $250,000 and yet another for $50,000, bringing the raised sum to $550,000.
With roughly half of the buy-in secured, he now evaluates his chances of signing up for the record event as 80%, he said.
"A week ago I would have probably said 30%. But with how things turned out in the last few days, I feel there is about an 80% chance that I play," Hellmuth said.
"I really want to win a bracelet this year. I might be more motivated than almost anyone else on the planet to win. That's why I am showing up and grinding day by day," he added.
Read the full interview with Phil Hellmuth here.