Player Bio – Phil Hellmuth

Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr. (born July 16, 1964) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fifteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), and he is a 2007 inductee of the WSOP’s Poker Hall of Fame.

Hellmuth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and attended Madison West High School. His adolescence was troublesome, and issues with grades and friends were tough on Phil, who said he was at that time the “ugly duckling” of his family.  He then moved on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison for three years, where he dropped out to become a full-time poker player.

Since 1992, he has lived in Palo Alto, California, with his wife, Katherine Sanborn, who is a psychiatrist at Stanford University, and their two sons, Phillip III and Nicholas.

He is ranked 21st on the all-time money list.  He holds the records for most WSOP cashes (148) and most WSOP final tables (64), overtaking T. J. Cloutier.

Hellmuth is known for usually taking his seat at poker tournaments long after they begin.

As of January 2021, his live tournament winnings exceed $24,000,000

Hellmuth appeared in seasons 1, 4, and 6 of GSN’s cash game show, High Stakes Poker. Hellmuth was involved with creating the software for UltimateBet and was formerly a member of Team UB.

Hellmuth has made several instructional poker videos, including his Ultimate White To Black Belt Course and Phil Hellmuth’s Million Dollar Poker System. He has written for Cardplayer magazine and authored several poker books including Play Poker like the Pros, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws, The Greatest Poker Hands ever Played, and Poker Brat. In May 2004 Hellmuth partnered with Oasys Mobile to create a mobile app called Texas Hold’em by Phil Hellmuth.  In spring 2006, Hellmuth replaced Phil Gordon as commentator on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker ShowdownHellmuth was a poker coach on Fox Sports Network’s Best Damn Poker Show.

In 2009, Hellmuth’s publishing company, Phil’s House Publishing, published the Stephen John and Marvin Karlins book Deal Me In: 20 Of The World’s Top Poker Players Share The Heartbreaking and Inspiring Stories of How They Turned Pro.

Hellmuth is known for his “Poker Brat” personality, especially after taking bad beats. 

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Condensed $25/50 NLH w/ PHIL HELLMUTH AND MIKE MATUSOW

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Show: High Stakes
Date: November 25, 2020
Game/Stakes: $25/50 NLH

PokerCraft w/ Phil Hellmuth!

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Show: PokerCraft
Date: January 11, 2020
Commentator(s): Wayne Chiang

High Stakes $25/25/50/50 NLH w/ Phil Hellmuth, Kitty Kuo and Frank the Tank

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Show: High Stakes
Date: January 11, 2020
Commentator(s): Wayne Chiang
Game/Stakes: $25/25/50+50BB Ante NLH

Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow Return for $25/50/100 NLH

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Show: High Stakes
Date: August 31, 2019
Commentator(s): JJ De La Garza
Game/Stakes: $25/50/100 NLH

Phil Hellmuth at the Mega Millions Final Table!

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Show: Tournaments
Date: August 30, 2019
Commentator(s): Jared Griener, Ricky Guan

Phil Hellmuth, Jungleman, Mike Matusow, Bill Klein, Brandon Cantu Back for High Stakes Friday

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Show: High Stakes
Date: August 24, 2019
Commentator(s): JJ De La Garza
Game/Stakes: $25/50/100+100BB Ante NLH

Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari Play LATB

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Show: Live at the Bike!
Date: February 1, 2018
Commentator(s): Bart Hanson, Ryan Feldman, Wayne Chiang, Weez
Game/Stakes: $50/100 NLH

Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Will Kassouf Play EPIC $25/50 NLH

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Show: High Stakes
Date: September 3, 2017
Commentator(s): Ryan Feldman
Game/Stakes: $25/50 NLH