Poker Brat is in the news again for his recent victory in the WSOP 2015 $10k Seven Card Razz Championship.
Phil Hellmuth, a 50-year-old professional poker player, surprised everyone when he won his record-breaking 14th career gold bracelet.
The final table-play eventually boiled down to a heads-up match between Mike Gorondinsky and Hellmuth, with the former in the chip lead. Ultimately, it was Hellmuth who emerged as the champion, winning $271,105 and 600 Player of the Year (POY) Points. Then, Gorodinsky became the runner-up, winning $167,517 and 500 POY Points, followed by Adam Owen ($104,914 and 400 POY Points) in the third place.
During the event, Hellmuth defeated a 103 strong field to win his 14th WSOP bracelet. This made his rank higher compared to other winners of multiple WSOP bracelets such as Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, and Doyle Brunson, who have won 10 WSOP bracelets each.
“It’s an amazing feeling. It’s one of those ones where I kept my head down the whole time. I tried to stay divorced from the result, detached from the result. I was just focusing on playing great, playing great, playing great,” the California pro said.
Hellmuth has so far won two WSOP bracelets while playing Razz events. He won his other 12 bracelets while playing variants of Hold’em. In addition to that, he also became the runner-up of a $1,500 buy-in Razz tourney at WSOP 2014.
Being the ultimate champion in the abovementioned tourney, Poker Brat has won a total of $271,105. This has made his lifetime live poker tournament winnings cross the $18,054,002 mark, putting him in the seventh position in the list of all-time earnings. According to the poker statistics, $12,783,905 of his lifetime earnings came from WSOP events, starting from his first triumph at the WSOP main event in 1989.
With all his achievements on the poker table, Poker Brat is undeniably considered a very successful poker star. For sure, amateur and pro poker players look up to this great guy. He might already be in his 50’s, but his passion and skills in poker have never faded nor declined.
Congratulations on your record-breaking victory, Phil! Keep it up.