Phil Hellmuth Wins Bracelet Number 17 to Extend World Series of Poker Record

Phil Hellmuth won his record-extending 17th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. This one took some grit, as the final table took 16 hours, finishing around 5:30 a.m. this morning and included the man who sits at number two on the all-time WSOP bracelet list with 10, Phil Ivey.


Phill Hellmuth won his 17th World Series of Poker bracelet. (Image: WSOP)

Hellmuth added $803,818 to his WSOP lifetime haul, pushing his WSOP tournament winnings over the $17 million mark.

Hellmuth’s last bracelet came in 2021. He won his first when he won the Main Event at the age of 24 in 1989. The now 58 year-old averages winning a WSOP bracelet ever two years or so. Hellmuth has won multiple bracelets in three years, 1993 when he won three, and 2003 and 2012, when he won two (one of those came in Europe).

He had a five-year drought between 2007 and 2012, the longest of his career. He’s won all but three of his bracelets playing in limit or no limit hold’em events.

The $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em had a prize pool of $5,970,600 generated by 642 entrants. At one time during the final table, Hellmuth was down to two blinds.

“I came back from one of those breaks, I had sixty thousand left. The blinds were fifteen and thirty. I just knew I needed to make it to that break,” he told the WSOP.

When he won the final hand, he jumped up and ran around the nearly-empty Paris ballroom in celebration.

Hellmuth was having a lukewarm 2023 before securing his 17th bracelet. While he cashed nine times this year, his best finish until today was two eleventh places. But he’s rolling with it.

“You know, maybe part of the reason I busted the Pot Limit Omaha was to come and win this. You know, maybe part of the reason I busted the deuce to seven was so I could get rest,” he said.

He won’t have much time to rest, as he’s scheduled to speak at a ceremony honoring the late Doyle Brunson at 11:30.

Someone update this list, stat!

Final 10 of $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty 

1Phil HellmuthUnited States$803,818
2Justin ZakiUnited States$496,801
3Tom KunzeGermany$349,737
4Kelvin KerberBrazil$249,876
5Chris SavageUnited States$181,230
6Phil IveyUnited States$133,461
7Brandon StevenUnited States$99,817
8Marc FogginUnited Kingdom$75,837
9Abdella AliUnited States$58,546
10Lawrence BrandtUnited States$45,938

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Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn't like. Tips, corrections, complaints and kudos should go to

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