June 22, 2022

Who is the poker player with the most bracelets in WSOP history?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the biggest event for players in the gameattracting thousands of participants from all over the world.

The more serious among them play not only for the considerable sum of money involved, but also for the gold bracelets that reward the best competitors.

The WSOP has begun the tradition of giving these bracelets to the winners of the event in 1976, and these wearable trophies have only grown in prestige since then. It’s been said that receiving one equals winning the Stanley Cup in hockey or the Lombardi Trophy in football.

Phil Hellmuth’s decades-long poker career

The person who has collected the most bracelets is Phil Hellmuth, who is considered the best tournament player in history. He won 16, with one victory in each of the last five decadesfrom 1989.

The 57 year old man last received the award in 2021, when he won the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw which brought him close to $85,000. The highest price a bracelet ever brought him was just over a million euroswhich he won in 2012 for the €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event.

Hellmuth leads WSOP winners by a mile

The players closest to Hellmuth’s tally are quite a ways behind with ten bracelets each- Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey. Johnny Moss and Erik Seidel are next with nine eachfollowed by Billy Baxter and Men Nguyen, who both have seven.

Nguyen of Vietnam is the only non-american on this particular list of elite poker players.