American poker pro Phil Hellmuth has shared his poker-related goals for 2019 Twitter on Sunday, March 3.
The 54-year-old poker player has an impressive portfolio: 15 WSOP gold bracelets, 136 career cashes and almost $23 million in total earnings. Despite letting his achievements do the talking at most times, he obviously loves doing self-promotion, and a lot at that.
The Poker Brat's most recent self-promotion piece was an enumerated list of his goals for 2019, written in erasable marker on the bathroom mirror of his room at Commerce Casino.
From what we are seeing on his list, we'd say those are pretty ambitious goals! Ambitious, but in life, as long as you strive for it, hopes and dreams are not entirely impossible to pull off.
He currently has 15 WSOP titles (figuratively) on his belt, therefore his goal of earning another three within a year is going to be quite tough. While it may be possible to snag two bracelets, winning three titles in one year is already a very rare occurrence in the poker world.
As for the WPT, this is where it gets even tougher for the likes of the Poker Brat. Throughout the history of WPT of 17 years, Hellmuth managed to earn 16 cashes only, and in those cashes, he has made it to the final table five times, his best payout being in the 2017 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event held at the Bicycle Casino. In that event, he finished 2nd for $ 364,370.
For his author works, it isn't entirely clear whether he's doing absolutely great or just fine. He has a collection of previous books on poker and his autobiography entitled Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography was well-received. However, upon checking it out at Amazon, it seems like the self-help poker book isn't doing so well - based from sales data, the book Positivity ranks at #653, #13,856 in the self-help genre, and 113 in sales.
His fourth goal is difficult to decipher.
His fifth goal of writing Positivity 2 will most likely depend on the success of his first edition.
On Wednesday, March 13, Phil posted in Instagram a sort of continuation to his 2019 poker goals and wrote his "Blessings" and "Yearly Goals" on their bathroom mirror. He says having written these goals and taking a photo of it helps him realize his real blessings: "health/family/15 WSOP wins/inspiring the world w my books #POSITIVITY and Poker Brat/financial security"
It is only March so Phil Hellmuth still has nine more months to go to make his this year's goals come true. Only time can tell if he can achieve all of them. Love him or hate him, we're always rooting for him to win whenever he's at the poker tables.