He is undoubtedly the famous and one of the stalwarts in the arena of poker. He won the World Series of Poker bracelet eleven times. He is also included in the Poker Hall of Famer. In one word, Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the embodiment of poker.
Hellmuth has gained over eleven million dollars in career tournament income and is at present ranked 8th on the all-time World Series of Poker money list. Adding to it, he has accumulated an unmatched record of 11 World Series of Poker bracelets. Hellmuth is the holder of records for most WSOP cashes (sixty eight) and most final tables (forty one).
Surprisingly, all Hellmuth’s World Series of Poker victories have come in events held at Texas. Phil Hellmuth Jr. is lovingly called as the “Poker Brat” for his bright, spirited and notorious personality. Hellmuth is at present one of the most ferocious competitors in the game of poker. He is indisputably the top poker player which the game has witnessed.
In the 2011 World Series Phil finished as second in 3 tournaments. He made 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, and the 7 Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8. He finished the Better Championship as well as the Championship of Poker Player’s with 8 game mixes. Hellmuth’s efforts made him the runner-up of the Player of the Year.
Apart from being player he has also showed his humanitarian side by spending innumerable hours raising consciousness for several charities. He has proved to the world that he has a heavy wallet and a big heart as well. He is a confident businessman who is seen frequently in company of the who’s who in Silicon Valley technology scenario. Hellmuth has several books to his credit dealing with poker. His recent book being Deal Me In released in the year 2009. He is now focused on his upcoming poker I- series. He has also a word for those keen to learn the game. They can join Camp Hellmuth, which he founded. This weekend camp is aimed at improving the game of average players.