Focus on: Phil Hellmuth

One of the most well known pro poker players these days is Phil Hellmuth. He is an American, born in 1964, on July 16th. His impressive resume include a total of 11 bracelets from the World Series, the main event title from the WSOP 1989 and the fact that he is part of the Hall of Fame of Poker. He is known as the poker brat, thanks to his personality and temperament.

He was just 24 years old when he won the WSOP 1989 main event and for a long time he was the youngest player that managed this feat. At the time, the runner up during that main event final table was Johnny Chan. His age related record was broker first in 2008 and then in 2009. Right now, the record holder is Joe Cada, which managed to win the WSOP when he was 21 years old.

Phil Hellmuth is also a record holder as having the highest number of cashes at the World Series, with 85, as well as the largest number of final table presences, with 45.

In 2010, Phil Hellmuth had winnings at live tournaments of $6,105,254, ranking on the 10th place for the amount of money he made at the World Series. He is also placed on the 4th place for the number of finishes in the money at the Main Event of the World Series. He has a total of 7 finishes in the money at the main event. Ahead of him are players like Berry Johnston, Doyle Brunson or Baldwin Bobby.

The bracelets won by Hellmuth have been won in events of Texas Hold’em, but he had some good results in other types of events as well. 27 of his final tables are for Texas Hold’em, the other 18 for other types of poker games. He placed 2nd during 5 of the 18 tables where he reached the final table at other games.