Phil Hellmuth’s Quest For WSOP Bracelet #17

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Phil Hellmuth Professional Poker Brat

  • 16-time World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner (Record)
  • 174 WSOP Cashes (Record)
  • 68 WSOP Final Tables (Record)
  • Ranked 19th on All-Time Money List
  • Over $25,411,159 in Live Earnings as of 11/10/2021
  • 7-1 on PokerGO HIGH STAKES DUEL
  • 18 WPT Cashes for $1,596,103.00
  • 8 WPT Final Tables

Phil Hellmuth’s Grand Entrance To WSOP Main Event 2021

To nobody’s surprise, Phil Hellmuth had to steal the show for his entrance to the World Series of Poker Main Event, dressed as Gandalf from “The Lord of the Rings.” He also came with a cast of characters from the movie and 16 models.

Phil Hellmuth’s WSOP 2021 Results

Oct. 18, 2021United States  $ 10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6 Handed Championship (Event #36)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas
Oct. 15, 2021United States  $ 1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball (Event #31)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas
Oct. 9, 2021United States  $ 10,000 Seven Card Stud – Championship (Event #19)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas
Oct. 4, 2021United States  $ 10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better – Championship (Event #9)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas
Oct. 3, 2021United States  $ 1,500 Dealer’s Choice – 6 Handed (Event #7)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas
Sep. 30, 2021United States  $ 25,000 H.O.R.S.E. (Event #2)
52nd World Series of Poker – WSOP 2021, Las Vegas

Second Poker Boom?

It’s highly unfortunate that COVID-19 restrictions prevented more players from entering the WSOP 2021 as it was on pace to break records. Since the “Poker Boom” of the early 2000’s, poker lost some of its mojo. But since 2017, the poker community began to go through a renaissance.

In 2017, the Main Event prize pool reached over $67 million for the first time since 2010, followed by a $74 million prize pool in 2018, and an $80 million dollar prize pool in 2019 (which was the last time the series was held live without COVID-19 restrictions).

If the trend would’ve continued, the 2020/2021 Main Event prize pool would’ve been over $86 million, which would’ve broke the record for richest poker tournament of all time.

Top 15 WSOP Main Event Prize Pools of ALL TIME

EventPrize PoolWinner1st Prize
2006 WSOP Main Event$82,512,162 Jamie Gold$12,000,000
2019 WSOP Main Event$80,548,600 Hossein Ensan$10,000,000
2018 WSOP Main Event$74,015,600 John Cynn$8,800,000
2010 WSOP Main Event$68,799,059 Jonathan Duhamel$8,944,310
2017 WSOP Main Event$67,877,400 Scott Blumstein$8,150,000
2011 WSOP Main Event$64,531,000 Pius Heinz$8,711,956
2008 WSOP Main Event$64,333,600 Peter Eastgate$9,152,416
2016 WSOP Main Event$63,327,800 Qui Nguyen$8,005,310
2014 WSOP Main Event$62,820,200 Martin Jacobson$10,000,000
2012 WSOP Main Event$62,021,200 Greg Merson$8,527,982
2009 WSOP Main Event$61,043,600 Joe Cada$8,547,042
2015 WSOP Main Event$60,348,000 Joe McKeehen$7,680,021
2007 WSOP Main Event$59,784,954 Jerry Yang$8,250,000
2013 WSOP Main Event$59,708,800 Ryan Riess$8,359,531
2005 WSOP Main Event$52,818,610 Joe Hachem$7,500,000

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