Phil claims that there is a motivation problem for waking up early to play on Poker After Dark because there is no prestige and no one will remember you winning.
According to his blog on his official site, he is a fan of the show Alias.
He appeared in commercials for the Arena Football League during the 2006 season.
All ten of Phil's bracelets are from No Limit Texas Hold Em.
During the final table of the main event at the World Series of Poker, Phil, along with other pros, had live streaming audio commentary, but since the event lasted so long, Phil was the only pro to do the whole thing. During the event, he turned 41.
He is sometimes known as "Hell Mouth".
He is one of only three people to have ten World Series of Poker bracelets.
He is known as the "poker brat" because of the way he acts at the table.
He had his head shaved after he bet that poker pro Robert Varkonyi wouldn't win the main event at the World Series of Poker. Robert won the event.
He won the first ever National Heads-Up Poker Championship tournament.
He has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets.
In the NBC series The Office, the character Michael Scott says after losing in a poker game, "If luck weren't involved, I would always be winning." Phil Hellmuth coined a similar phrase at the World Series of Poker.
Phil: I've revolutionized the way to play Texas hold 'em.
Phil: I played so perfect, I couldn't play more perfect.
Phil: I bet this guy can't even spell poker!
Phil: That's why I am the greatest person in the world. Even the best players are willing to give me their chips... or at least they try
Phil: If there weren't luck involved, I guess I'd win every one.
Himself: Honey! Honey! I was supposed to go broke on that hand, honey, except they forgot one thing: I can dodge bullets, baby!