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July 2, 2023

Phil Hellmuth Bags a Record-Breaking World Series of Poker Bracelet

Emily Patel
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Phil Hellmuth is a decorated player born in 1964 in Wisconsin, United States. He has dominated poker tables in international events like the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker. During the recently concluded Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty, Hellmuth completed his tenth cash in 2023 to bag his 17th WSOP bracelet. 

Phil Hellmuth Bags a Record-Breaking World Series of Poker Bracelet

According to his inner circle, this epic victory came amid a turbulent 2023 for the accomplished poker player. Hellmuth now has arguably the most outstanding poker resumes of any player at land-based tournaments or regulated mobile casino apps. His prominent career in playing poker started in 1989 after bagging his first Main Event bracelet.

In October 2021, Hellmuth captured his 16th WSOP gold bracelet at Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw. In this event, he defeated Jake Schwartz to dominate the 272-entry field and pocket the $84,951 first-place prize.

His 17th victory, like most of all others, was in the Texas Hold'em variation. A total prize fund of $4,044,600 was awarded, with first-place winner Hellmuth receiving an incredible $803,818 payout in addition to bounties.

But for Hellmuth, the objective was not entirely about winning the life-changing prize. He was also looking to extend his record of winning the most WSOP bracelets. Hellmuth feels that this will give his supporters more justification to claim he is among the game's all-time greats. 

Even though Hellmuth bagged the event, it wasn't without its challenges. At one point, his chip count at the 15,000/30,000 blind level was just 60,000. He later admitted that he only needed to reach the break and refocus to return with newfound vigor.

Below is what the final table looked like at Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty:

  • Phil Hellmuth (United States) - $803,818
  • Justin Zaki (United States) - $496,801
  • Tom Kunze (Germany) - $349,737
  • Kelvin Kerber (Brazil) - $249,876
  • Chris Savage (United States) - $181,230
  • Phil Ivey (United States) - $133,461
  • Brandon Stephen (United States) - $99,817
  • Mark Foggin (United Kingdom) - $75,837

Commenting on the milestone victory, Hellmuth said he is in excellent shape with a permanently plastered smile. He added that "maybe" one of the reasons he busted the Pot Limit Omaha was to win this event.

“I came back from one of those breaks, I had sixty thousand left. The blinds were fifteen and thirty. I just knew I needed to make it to that break.”

MobileCasinoRank sends congratulations to Phil Hellmuth for this significant victory in his career!

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