'Eighth Wonder' Inspires 'Poker Brat'

October 23, 2008|By BILL ORDINE

There is no end, it seems, to the awe that Michael Phelps inspires - even in one of the most egotistical figures in the world of fun and games. Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth admittedly chased down Phelps over the weekend, when Phelps reportedly was playing poker in Las Vegas. Phelps' affinity for poker is well known. So Hellmuth partied with Phelps at the Tryst nightclub until the wee hours and introduced Phelps to poker luminaries Monday at a major tournament being held at the Bellagio.

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