Phil Hellmuth Jr
Phil Hellmuth Jr. was born in 1964 and was the first out of 5 children. Phil's father is a dean at the University of Wisconsin and his mother a sculptor. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and first began to learn about card playing with his family. He began playing poker while studying at the University of Wisconsin. Phil Hellmuth Jr. is an American professional poker player and combines his poker life with his family life with wife, Kathy and their two sons. He has earned the nickname of the "Poker Brat" and is considered as one of the most successful poker players over the last couple of decades.
Phil Hellmuth Jr: World Series of Poker (WSOP)
Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the proud owner of 11 WSOP bracelets which is quite a feat for any player. Listed below are the events at which he won his bracelets.
In 1989, at the age of 24, he became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event and this record remained in place for the following 19 years. He won $755,000 at the $10,000 No Limit Hold'Em World Championship.
In 1992, he won $168,000 at the $5,000 Limit Hold'Em event.
In 1993, he won $161,400 at the $1,500 No limit Hold'Em event.
In 1993, he won $173,000 at the $2,500 No Limit Hold'Em event.
In 1993, he won $138,000 at the $5,000 Limit Hold'Em event.
In 1997, he won $204,000 at the $3,000 Pot Limit Hold'Em event.
In 2001, he won $316,550 at the $2,000 No Limit Hold'Em event.
In 2003, he won $171,400 at the $2,500 Limit Hold'Em event.
In 2003, he won $410,860 at the $3,000 No Limit Hold'Em event.
In 2006, he won $631,863 at the $1,000 No Limit Hold'Em with rebuys event.
In 2007, he won $637,254 at the $1,500 No Limit Hold'Em event.
However, the bracelet wins are not the only records that Phil holds. He has also made an incredible 68 cashes at the WSOP and also is the player to reach the largest number of final tables, that is 41.
Phil Hellmuth Jr: The Poker Brat
Also known as the 'Poker Brat', Phil Hellmuth Jr. has played in numerous other poker tournaments and competitions over the years. Other significant wins include winning $229,820 when he came in 6th place at the WPT LA Poker Classic in 2008 and winning $500,000 in 2005 when he came first in the National Heads up Poker Championship.
Phil Hellmuth Jr: Busy with Poker
Phil was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.
Phil has written regular poker related newspaper columns for years and also blogs online. He has featured often on TV programs including NBC, ESPN and Bravo. Although committed to poker, it is important for Phil to be with his family and he makes the time to be actively involved in charity work.
Phil Hellmuth Jr. is dedicated to working at being the best at poker and at the same time is devoted to his family.