There’s no working week, no holidays and when playing poker, Phil’s not interested in letting the World distract him. Playing (for $$$) day in and day out against the best players in the world and having to figure out how to get the $$$ is a big difference (from playing (the occasional tournament)).
‘The fact that anybody can play poker is what makes it the greatest game in the world. Anybody can win a poker tournament; they just have to want to. What’s better than that? You can’t go down to the basketball court and take on LeBron James. We all know there’s a lot of luck involved, but there’s a little less luck involved with me.’