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

The World Series of Poker attracts thousands of players from all over the world. Which one of them has won the most bracelets in the history of the event?

Gidget Alikpala
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The World Series of Poker attracts thousands of players from all over the world. Which one of them has won the most bracelets in the history of the event?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the biggest event for players of the game, drawing thousands of participants from all over the planet.

The most serious of them play not only for the considerable amount of money at stake, but also for the gold bracelets that are awarded to the best competitors.

The WSOP started the tradition of handing out these bracelets to event winners in 1976, and these wearable trophies have only gained prestige since then. Receiving one has been said to be the equivalent of 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 biggest number of bracelets is Phil Hellmuth, who is considered the best tournament player in history. He has won 16 of them, with a victory in each of the last five decades, starting in 1989.

The 58-year-old last received the prize in 2021, when he won the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw which earned him almost $85,000. The most prize money that a bracelet has ever brought him was a little over a million dollars, which he won in 2012 for the €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event.

Hellmuth leads WSOP winners by a mile

The players who are closest to Hellmuth’s tally are quite some distance behind with ten bracelets each- Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Ivey. Johnny Moss and Erik Seidel are next with nine apiece, followed 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.

WSOP 2022: No additional bracelets for the leaders

Among the people who are on this list, four people joined the World Series of Poker 2022- Hellmuth (who made a grand entrance to the contest dressed as Darth Vader), Ivey, Seidel and Nguyen. However, none of them met with any success in their attempt to add to their tally. Brunson intended to sign up for the tournament as well, but had to back out at the last minute due to covid-19 concerns.

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