Phil Hellmuth Jr. is the most decorated player in World Series of Poker history with 13 gold bracelets and $12,273,964 in tournament winnings from 100 cashes (he holds the record for most cashes). Well, that was before today. By making the money in Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz, Hellmuth has secured his 101st cash. What's more, he has some chips and has a legitimate shot at capturing a razz title for the second time in three years.
"I’m not done winning no-limit hold’em events, but it just feels like I have such a huge edge in the mixed games," Hellmuth previously told PokerNews. "It just seems like so many people are playing them poorly that I just have to get down there a bunch more times. I wouldn’t be surprised if I won a stud eight-or-better. I wouldn’t be surprised if I won two or three razz bracelets. Pot-limit Omaha is a game I’ve worked hard on, and I’ve been down there a lot, but I just haven’t busted through. So I can do it. Omaha eight-or-better I already have a second, and I think I’m going to win one, but I need a little more practice with that game, and I need a little more practice with seven-card stud."
If you recall, Hellmuth navigated a field of 309 players to win the 2012 WSOP Event #18 $2,005 Razz for $182,793 and his then 12th bracelet. That fall he would go on to win No. 13 in the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event, a victory that earned him €1,022,376.
Here at the 2014 WSOP, Hellmuth is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Main Event win, but did you know his very first cash actually came a year before that when he placed fifth in the 1988 WSOP Event #6 $1,500 Limit 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo for $15,450. What a long and arduous road it's been since then.
Congratulations to Hellmuth on his record 101st cash! For more on Hellmuth, check out the interview he did on his 25th anniversary with PokerNews just prior to the start of the WSOP.