There is one seat still empty at this table. Phil Hellmuth, who has a history of taking fashionably late a little too far, has yet to arrive. (Howard Lederer and Huck Seed are also MIA on other tables.) The eight players who showed up on time to play at this table have been discussing how disgraceful it is that Hellmuth is absent. Mike Matusow is particularly agitated, saying it's disrespectful to ESPN, to poker, and to the other players.
"Don't worry," said Mike Sexton. "You'll be broke before he even gets here."
"I'll be sure to nit it up so I can tell him how I feel," Matusow responded.
But he couldn't wait that long and decided to call Hellmuth instead. He didn't get an answer.