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Old 01-22-06, 04:33 PM
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Default Why so Many Phils?

it is a question that we all must have asked ourselves at one time or another considering some of the greatest and most infamous poker players. I asked a first person perspective of a poker player named phil and he said

"Phil's are poker poeple...Well, they like to lose money gambling. It's just that some get lucky and are good. (Damn U Ivey, Gordon, Hellmuth, and Lock)."

I believe when he said Lock he meant Phil "the unibomber" Laak but that is besides the point. I am not really sure about the reasons for the phil/poker phenomenom, i will leave the theories up to you guys.
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your right there is a ton of phil's in the poker world. Which is real strange because i dont happen to know one Phil down in Florida where I live. But i do know this Phil is a popular northern name and most of these guys do have some Northern accents from what i can tell. And it's Texas Holdem that is most played which most of them sound like they havnt even been a million miles from Texas.
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I don't know why so many poker players are named Phil, but it's probably merely a coincidence.
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statistics show that due to the recent boom in poker,
among the area of Las Vegas, the number of new born babies named Phil has increased tenfold.
Now, one in 10 new born babies (who are boys that is!) are being named Phil after the recent successes shown by all the pros named likewise.
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believe it or not
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Thats pretty crazy stuff nxt if thats true. I wish I was born after the boom so my name Phil would have more meaning. Instead it's biblical and that pisses me off, but thats another story.
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statistics show that due to the recent boom in poker,
among the area of Las Vegas, the number of new born babies named Phil has increased tenfold.
Now, one in 10 new born babies (who are boys that is!) are being named Phil after the recent successes shown by all the pros named likewise.
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believe it or not
That's an amazing stat, and just goes to show how crazy some parents are. I have a friend who plays poker who has the name of Phil, but he's pretty bad, so I guess he's an exception. He's impatient and whines about hands like Phil Helmuth, but he's terrible, I take money from him very often.

Also has the name Phylis increased too since the boom? lol
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Wow thats interesting i thought it was just a coincidence but i guess not.....interesting.
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Old 07-02-06, 04:21 PM
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Lol wowow......funny thing is, I know 0 Phils in real life but the poker world is full of them Lol. Maybe I should change my name from david to Phil. Might help me in the poker game.
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I know that this interesting fact has been brought up before. In fact, there is a book out on how to beat all of these famous players. The name of the book is "Kill Phil". (Man, what a great title). It looks at each of the Phil's play style and how it is best defeated.

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Old 07-23-06, 03:44 PM
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after this trend i am defiantely going to have to name my kid phil lol, it seems to be either very lucky or good at poker.
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