"I'm really trying to keep my head down the last couple of years. You start reading the press, and you start listening to people. They want your autograph every day, pictures and stuff like that, and then you start to think, 'alright I'm kinda cool.' But you have to ignore all of that. You have to keep your head in the game. [Daniel] Negreanu was criticizing me for a couple of years, and he was right. My head wasn't where it was supposed to be," fortalte Hellmuth til PokerNews' Sarah Grant etter sin seier.
Hellmuth brøt ikke bare sin egen rekord med fleste WSOP bracelet, han ble den første spiulleren til å vinne en Main Event i både World Series of Poker Main Event og WSOP Europe Main Event. Han har overtatt ledelsen ved 2012 WSOP Player of the Year og kommer til å vinne den dersom 2012 WSOP Main Event finalisten Greg Merson[/URL] ikke vinner 2012 WSOP Main Event senere denne måneden.
"Han [Greg Merson] må bare vinne!" sier Hellmuth om WSOP POY scenarioet.
"You know what, if he does it, just more power to him. I heard he's a fantastic player with a lot of talent. I think it's going to be a fun sweat."
Les sammendrag fra PokerNews Live Reporting Bloggen om Hellmuth sin vei til bracelet nummer 13.