Phill Hellmuth in 2006 World Series of Poker at Rio Las Vegas – Photos by flipchip /

Phil Hellmuth aka the “Poker Brat” is known for his big outbursts at the table whenever he gets a bad beat. It must be said though, that he is not just an attention seeker for the cameras, Phil is undoubtedly one of the most famous and successful poker pros in the world.
Phil is a hugely successful tournament player. He has a fantastic tournament score having amassed, as of March 2015, $18,282,014 in total live tournament winnings.

But let me start from the beginning. Phil was born on July 16, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. Hellmuth attended the University of Wisconsin but after three years of education he left university, because he wanted to play poker instead. Of course his parents were really confused but I am sure that now they are happy for their son. At the age of 24, Phil went to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he participated in World Series of Poker. His father was also there and they both shared the same emotions and pleasure when the boy won the tournament. The story of Phil Hellmuth is a another story of great success, challenges and pure emotions.

In 2005, Phil won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship No-Limit Holdem. This success added into his account $500,000. Two years before, the young Hellmuth finished on third place both in World Poker Finals No-Limit Holdem and U.S. Poker Championship. In 1989, when he took part in World Series of Poker and won $755,000, he became the youngest player to ever win a WSOP bracelet. It seems that despite his childish character from time to time, he has the courage and the skills to win such an important tournament.

Today, Phil Hellmuth is best known for having thirteen 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 member of the WSOP’s Poker Hall of Fame. In 1996 he became second in the U.S. Open Championship. The player has four Hall of Fame rewards and a lot of fans all over the world.

With the success Phil has had in big poker tournaments he also has an interest in writing poker books, which have a great popularity among the poker admirers. Some of them are real hits on the market and are very popular among players in the poker scene. Play Poker Like The Pros is a helpful book, in which the beginner players will find a lot of information and real examples. In the end, the author of this poker manual is a professional poker player and my advice is not to reject that book until you read it. Other books written by Phil Hellmuth include Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour.

If you want to receive further information about this Texas Holdem player, you can visit his official site which is There you will find everything about him. Do not forget that he can teach you how to play poker – take advantage of any of his DVDs and you will find more about the possible tricks and strategies that you can use in Texas Holdem. Try this alternative way to learn the rules of poker. By this way you will learn more not only about this game, but about Phil Hellmuth as well.