It looked like a match made in heaven when it was announced last week that 14-time WSOP bracelet winner Hellmuth would be coaching relative rookie November-niner Butteroni, but alas it isn’t to be.
Hellmuth took to Twitter saying that he was unable to coach Butteroni and carry out his ESPN duties at the same tournament, therefore a choice had to be made.
‘Frederico Butteroni has a great story and I was looking forward to coaching him for @WSOP November Nine, but I owe him 100% and I have a previous commitment to the LIVE @WSOP Coverage on @ESPN. It became obvious that I couldn’t coach Frederico and do @ESPN, thus I will not be coaching Frederico in @WSOP November Nine, but it will be fun to root for this nice guy w such a great story! I expect Frederico to buy me a amazing expensive dinner after he wins the @WSOP Main Event! Good Luck Frederico!’
A real shame then, but we wish 8th placed Butteroni all the best for his big moment, which is fast approaching..