Phil Hellmuth has established incredible and remarkable records as a tournament player. He is also popular as poker Brat in the gambling history. Hellmuth joined Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan in 2006. It was a team of three poker legends who has won 10 bracelets in their tournament history. What makes Hellmuth different from popular names Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan? In 2007, he claimed for 11th bracelet in No Limit Texas Holdem tournament. This was a record in poker history that makes him different from other skilled players.
Besides that, he was the youngest player at WSOP main event in 1989. At that time, he was only 24 years old. Phil Hellmuth was first of five children, born on 1964 in Madison. His father was a MBA graduate and working as a professor at Wisconsin University. At a very young age, he was playing different sports with his siblings. Hellmuth belonged to a middle class family with a small house and limited income.
I know it is quite hard to believe that Hellmuth was average citizen at the young age. But according to his mother beliefs, his siblings would achieve all great things in life with their efforts. He was highly inspired by his mother. During his college days, he started visiting local casinos. At the local casinos, he learned all poker basics. Eventually, he dropped out his studies and joined the poker table for full time.
In 1989, he won the first WSOP main event. He became highly confident with his victory. This was his skills and confident that makes him different from all other players. Today he is taken as one of the top ten poker players with incredible tournament history. His total earning during live tournaments is more than $8.8 million. He has also published a poker book to help the novice players in the gambling industry.