Phil Hellmuth Promotes His ‘Positivity’ Book After 15th WSOP Win
Phil Hellmuth has had a tough time the last few days due to his foul mouth outburst at the 2018 WSOP which resulted in a lot of backlash on social media and criticism from his peers.
The ‘Poker Brat‘ smoothed things over by coming up with a peace offering and now he is ready to put all that behind him after he won his 15th WSOP gold bracelet at event452 which was the No-limit Hold’em 30-minute level event.
The poker hall of famer proved yet again why he will go down as one of the best poker players in the history of the game as he ran through 451 players to take first place and win a $485,082 cash prize. The poker brat was happy with his victory and the fact that he was once again in the news for the right reasons.
Always on the lookout to take advantage of every opportunity, Hellmuth used the spotlight to promote his latest book ‘Positivity – You Are Always In The Right Place At The Right Time’. He told media after his win that he wanted to be remembered as a poker player who pioneered the ‘Positivity’ movement and one who finished with 24 WSOP gold bracelets. Hellmuth currently leads the pack with 15 WSOP gold bracelets and in second place is Phil Ivey with 10 bracelets.
Road To Victory
Before the final day of the eight-day event, Hellmuth had the 8th place in total chip count in a field that had not been whittled down to 39 players. When he sat the final table, he was in second place in total chip count. Despite not completely knocking out any of the players he came up against at the final table, Hellmuth still found a way to add to his chip stack leading up to the final heads-up play with Steven Wolansky.
Unlike Hellmuth, Steven Wolansky defeated three of his opponents at the final table, giving him a 3:1 lead on Hellmuth in the heads-up play. Steven Wolansky was a two-time bracelet winner, and certainly not one to be taken lightly. Phil Hellmuth knew this and used his experience to slowly but surely get the better of Wolansky.
Eventually, Hellmuth countered Wolansky’s (King of Hearts, Jack of Hearts) preflop with a (King of Diamonds, 10 of Diamonds), doubling him up and placing him the lead. Near the end of the game, the board ran out (9 of Spades, 3 of Clubs, 2 of Hearts, 6 of Diamonds, 8 of Hearts), and Hellmuth secured his victory with a set of threes.
Apart from the bracelet and the prize money, Phil Hellmuth received 1,440 Player of the Year points, which put him in 70th place for the 2018 Player of the Year.