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Phil Hellmuth captures WSOP bracelet #17, sets new record

The Poker Brat proves once again why he’s one of the best players in the world

In a stunning triumph, Phil Hellmuth solidified his position as the unrivaled frontrunner in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) records. Seizing victory in the explosive 2023 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold ’em Super Turbo Bounty Tournament, the Poker Brat added gold bracelet number 17 to his remarkable collection.

In a one-day competition, the 58-year-old Hellmuth emerged victorious over a group of 642 participants, solidifying his reign as the holder of seven more bracelets than his nearest rivals, including icons Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and the illustrious late Doyle Brunson. All three of these legends share a record of 10 wins, comfortably sharing second place.

The event extended for over 15 hours, culminating in the completion of the final details at 5:20 am despite its rapid pace. Alongside claiming the bracelet, Hellmuth’s triumph earned him a substantial prize of $803,818, marking the fifth-highest accomplishment in his career and pushing his overall earnings to over $26.4 million.

With the victory, Hellmuth rose to the summit of the PokerGO Tour leaderboard. His outstanding performance earned him a total of 804 PGT points, securing his position as the sixth-ranked player. He’s also 35th on the 2023 Global Poker Player of the Year race. In addition, the win added 2,100 Card Player Player of the Year points to his tally.

Of Hellmuth’s fortune, $17.7 million has come via 197 cashes at the WSOP, solidifying his position as the third-most successful player in the tournament’s history. In this prominent category, he trails behind only Antonio Esfandiari, who has accumulated $21.9 million, and Daniel Negreanu, who has amassed $20.9 million.

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