Every week we will choose a Poker Player. Each day we will post a clue, and on Friday we will reveal our Mystery Poker Player.
The first person to guess the player will get a €22 IPO Super Satellite token.
1 guess per person per day. If more than one guess is made then your first guess that day will be counted.
Prior to posting, all comments needs to be approved by the Boylepoker Team. This process will take place twice daily. All comments are time stamped and will be posted in the order they were received.
1st Clue: I am a man
2nd Clue: I am an American
3th Clue: 13 is my lucky number
4th Clue: I am well- known for my tantrums
Congratulations to Mark Spelman on being the first person to guess this week’s Mystery Poker Player!
The correct winning answer is Phil Hellmuth.
Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. is an American professional poker player who has holds the record of 13 World Series of Poker bracelets. He won the WSOP Main Event Twice in 1989 (WSOP) and 2012 (WSOPE).
|World Series of Poker bracelets|
|1989||$10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship||$755,000|
|1992||$5,000 Limit Hold’em||$168,000|
|1993||$1,500 No Limit Hold’em||$161,400|
|1993||$2,500 No Limit Hold’em||$173,000|
|1993||$5,000 Limit Hold’em||$138,000|
|1997||$3,000 Pot Limit Hold’em||$204,000|
|2001||$2,000 No Limit Hold’em||$316,550|
|2003||$2,500 Limit Hold’em||$171,400|
|2003||$3,000 No Limit Hold’em||$410,860|
|2006||$1,000 No Limit Hold’em with rebuys||$631,863|
|2007||$1,500 No Limit Hold’em||$637,254|
|2012||$2,500 Seven-Card Razz||$182,793|
|2012E||€10,450 WSOPE No Limit Hold’em Main Event||€1,022,376
As of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed a staggering $17,400,000. He is 3rd on the All Time Money List, behind Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Ivey.
He is also a member of the WSOP’s Poker Hall of Fame.
In 1989, Phil Hellmuth, 24 year old at that time, became the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event. His record has since been broken twice, by Peter Eastgate in 2008 and Joe Cada in 2009. He also holds the record of most WSOP cashes (95)and most WSOP final tables (49) and is the 1st player to win at least one bracelet in each of the last four decades and the 1st player to ever win the main event in both the WSOP and WSOP Europe.
Phil Hellmuth won 12 out of 13 bracelets in Texas Hold’em events, though he has had some successes in non-hold’em events as well.
Though Phil Hellmuth has not won a WPT event yet, he has cashed 13 times and made four final WPT tables.
Phil Hellmuth has made regular appearances on Poker TV both as a player and drop-in commentator. Phil Hellmuth has made several instructional poker videos and has written many articles for Cardplayer magazine and several poker books including “Play Poker like the Pros”, “Bad Beats and Lucky Draws”, “The Greatest Poker Hands ever Played, and “Poker Brat”, which contains autobiographical material as well as poker advice. His latest book is called “Deal Me In” and it is a collection of 20 chapters, each one focusing on one of the top 20 poker players in the world. It is the first book published by Phil Hellmuth’s publishing company PhilsHousePublishing and was written by professional sports writer Stephen John. Chapters include first-person biographies of Phil Hellmuth himself, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Chris Ferguson, Johnny Chan, Scotty Nguyen and others. The Top Poker Players Share Their Heartbreaking and Inspiring Stories of How They Turned Pro.
Phil Hellmuth is also a very accomplished businessman. He was involved in creating poker software and releasing Texas Hold’em by Phil Hellmuth – at the time one of the 10 most popular multi-player mobile phone games.
Phil Hellmuth is well-known not only for his poker and business skills but also for his controversially outrageous behavior; trash talking to other players, getting into physical fights with other players and making spectacular WSOP entries. In 2007 he was supposed to make a glamorous entry at the WSOP arriving in a race car, escorted by 11 models (representing 11 bracelets), unfortunately he lost the control of the car and crashed it.
Phil Hellmuth remains one of the most prolific poker players to date.