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Phil Helmuth Jr.

Arguably the best-known poker player in the world, 11-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Famer, Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the epitome of poker. Hellmuth has won over $11 million in career tournament earnings and is currently ranked eighth on the all-time WSOP money list. In addition to having amassed an unsurpassed record 11 WSOP bracelets, Hellmuth is also the record holder for most WSOP cashes (68), and most final tables (41).  Amazingly, all of Hellmuth’s WSOP wins have come in Texas Hold’em events.

Known as the “Poker Brat” for his always colorful, competitive and controversial personality, Hellmuth is pokers most fierce competitor and is driven to be the best poker player that the game has ever seen.  At the 2011 World Series of Poker, Phil finished 2nd in three tournaments; the 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship, and the Poker Player’s Championship eight game mix.  Hellmuth’s efforts earned him Player of the Year runner-up.

Away from the poker tables, Hellmuth has spent countless hours raising awareness for numerous charities, proving his heart is as big as his wallet. He is also a savvy businessman who is regularly hanging out with the brightest minds in the Silicon Valley tech scene. Hellmuth also has had several books published on poker, most recently, Deal Me In (2009).  If you’re interested in learning poker from Phil he is the founder of Camp Hellmuth, a weekend camp dedicated in helping average players become winners.