Phil Hellmuth Wins Record 16th WSOP Gold Bracelet

  • Phil Hellmuth has captured his 16th WSOP gold bracelet.
  • The win came in a deuce-to-seven event, which is his first bracelet of that type.
  • 13 of Hellmuth's 16 bracelets have come in Hold ‘Em variants.

LAS VEGAS - Phil Hellmuth has done it again. For the sixteenth time in his illustrious career, Hellmuth has captured a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Hellmuth, who is a fixture of the online gambling world, has been competing in WSOP events since 1988, and in that time has set numerous WSOP records.

Hellmuth holds the record for most gold bracelets won, as well as the most WSOP cashes, and the most WSOP final tables.

However, the majority of Hellmuth’s wins have come in variants of Hold ‘Em, and this most recent victory was not in one of those events.

Hellmuth won in Event #31 on the WSOP this year, a $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw that paid out more than $80,000 to him as the winner.

Hellmuth called the win “emotional” on Twitter, pointing out that he had two second places in deuce-to-seven events, but had never won one.

This bracelet is Hellmuth’s first of the 2020s, and means that he has WSOP wins in five decades - the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s, and now the 2020s.

Hellmuth noted that his poker-playing experience gives him a vast advantage over the competition and that his problems, such as they are, have been mindset-related.

“I’ve studied these games my whole life, so I have all the knowledge, What’s been killing me is that I get tired and I blow it. Or I get tilted and I blow it,” said Hellmuth.

The poker legend certainly didn’t blow it this time.