On October 17 Sunday, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Phil Hellmuth has done it again.
Together with his wife, friends and dozens of fans watching at the PokerGO WSOP main stage, Phil Hellmuth finally captured his 16th WSOP gold bracelet.
Having won Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, Hellmuth snagged a gold bracelet for this one, saying he had been chasing it since the 1980s. He defeated Jake Schwartz in a heads-up match, and was the last man standing in a 272-entry field to take home $84,951.
The start of heads-up had Schwartz in the lead, but Hellmuth swiftly turned it around. He then extended his lead a bit further. After taking a 45-minute break to get some food, they returned and Hellmuth ultimately finished off his opponent. On the final hand, Hellmuth made a ninety-eight and Schwartz paired up.
Hellmuth said, "I've wanted a deuce-to-seven bracelet ever since the 1980s because it was the coolest bracelet to win. It was the one tournament that Chip [Reese] and Doyle [Brunson] showed up for. All of the big-name poker players, such as Billy Baxter - all the champions showed up for that one tournament. It was a $10K with rebuys, so they would be in for $50,000. I wanted this bracelet so badly."
With 16 WSOP bracelets now to his name, the 57-year-old Wisconsin native's lead extends to six. Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey each have 10 WSOP bracelets. The WSOP awards a gold bracelet to each tournament winner.
Known as the "Poker Brat" for his table outbursts, Hellmuth decided to take a softer approach during the 2-7 Lowball final table. He said, "I told myself no swearing tirades and no threats. I swore a little bit. I am sure the cameras caught it, but I was a lot more mellow, probably because I went too far the other day."
Hellmuth's total live cash earnings are now at the $25.2 million mark.
Hellmuth admits he is immediately thinking about winning his 17th gold bracelet, which could likely happen in this series. In 1993, Hellmuth won three WSOP gold bracelets. In 2003, he won two.
Hellmuth said he thinks he is going to win a total of 24 WSOP gold bracelets in his career.
you have crazy hand video on you tube from yesterday,phil hellmuth against daniel negreanu with miracle win on river!it was 50000 $ pot limit omaha hihg roller final table on wsop!daniel throws cahir in this video because on phils win
Honestly today I thought I was not among the great players (historically if I considered it) but he has covered my mouth lately, winning a new bracelet and also a couple of days ago I read the news that he has broken a record after 28 years : maximum number of final tables in a single WSOP: 7 final tables! Impressive
Posted by antonis321: Great battle ,, I saw the highlights , great poker , plo has many swings , they did their best daniel and hellmuth , but another player got the bracelet . excellent game .
That's right, I saw a video of an omaha hand with 3 players left. Phil left Negreanu on tilt after that hand, but the other guy ended up winning the tournament for both of them. Great campaign at this WSOP for Phil. He incredibly he could not keep the player of the year at the WSOP, because Josh Arieh took it from him!
Last hand I think the wimer had the straight and Hellmuth got 2 two pairs with the draw for FH , but unfortunatelly this did not happen .Hellmuth had many opportunities this year to win more bracelets , he is doing great , but ofcouse the other side of the coin is that you do not know if you are going to run so good next year or years . When an opportunity comes to win , you have to grab it from its hair ...lol
Last week he was close to win his 17th WSOP bracelet. He is already the record holder with sixteen WSOP bracelets but lost the decisive heads-up against Jeremy Ausmus' at the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. It just lasted for 2 hands in advantage to ausmus winning 1.1million dollars. Hellmuth won 734k for being 2nd. Big money again for those players.
Do you think he is just playing for the money? If you've won already that much of money in tournaments. Don't count the money on other tables.. I don't think it's about the money, it's just about the trophies and the fame. All his pricemoney, sponsor deals, etc.. He and his children don't have to worry about anything, if he managed the money wisely.
he just love this game and he have enough money to enjoy in life,but he want to play and make something more!to collect bracelets,to win trophy,to put his name on lot of famous tournaments!we will see what will happen in next years for him!
When we see these people who spend fortunes to pay buy-ins, I think they don't do it for money (or rather, this would be an accessory or secondary). their interest is in winning the bracelets or in breaking records; to be remembered for something more than money. I also don't know if these players sell part of their share (and then have to distribute the profits). But a bracelet is not distributed. And no one will take his name out of history
Guys like Hellmuth or Negreanu , the have supporters , big poker rooms or other friends to help them , get a share of their buyin games live , give them some tickets , sponsor them any way possible . This is a good boost to achieve some goals.such as winning mist money in tourneys live or the most bracelets in WSOP
Posted by antonis321: Guys like Hellmuth or Negreanu , the have supporters , big poker rooms or other friends to help them , get a share of their buyin games live , give them some tickets , sponsor them any way possible . This is a good boost to achieve some goals.such as winning mist money in tourneys live or the most bracelets in WSOP
Yes, that's why I said that I didn't know if they were selling part of their stock (which I imagine they are). In addition to many major tournaments, they are paid entry by the sites they promote. Which seems perfect to me, because both parties win. Based on that I also suppose that there is more concern in winning a bracelet (or breaking a record) than the money itself.
Yeah , if you have supporters , it's far better , so as to achieve your goals , beat downswings and break even at the worst case ,increase your winrate , the more money you get , the bette sponsorship deal you have , the better for you .
This also I can see it on Twitch streamers , with the many free tickets they get to play some high stakes tourneys as past of promoting their pokerroom .