With 11 WSOP bracelets to his name, Phil Hellmuth held the record for the individual who had the most WSOP bracelets. Although this record has not yet been beaten, it has now risen to 12 WSOP bracelets.
Johhny Chan and Doyle Brunson both hold ten WSOP gold bracelets each. Next comes Johnny Moss who has nine bracelets. Although Phil Ivey hold only eight WSOP bracelets, it is expected that the 36-year-old has a greater chance of catching up to Hellmuth than the other players that are closer to the Hellmuth WSOP gold bracelet record.
Although increasing his record by another gold bracelet win at the WSOP is exciting for Hellmuth, it is an even greater achievement because it has been so long in coming. His 11th bracelet was won at the WSOP 2007, and since then, although Hellmuth has played in the WSOP, he has not managed a bracelet win until now, in 2012.
Not only did he not manage to win a bracelet for the past few years, he managed to come disappointingly close to it on a number of occasions. Last year, Hellmuth finished three WSOP tournaments as the runner-up, each time missing the much-coveted bracelets.
This most recent win was a great way to break his gold bracelet dry spell. Not only did Hellmuth take home the bracelet at the $2,500 Seven Card Razz event, but it was also the first tiem that he had won a bracelet for a non-Texas Hold’em poker event. Hellmuth also further extended another record he holds, and he now holds the 87th career World Series of Poker cash-in. Hellmuth is still the eighth highest earner when it comes to total WSOP career earnings, with a total of $7,832,465.