Phil Hellmuth Makes 100th WSOP Cash
Phil Hellmuth already holds a number of World Series of Poker records thanks to his 13 gold bracelets. Now he has made history once more, this time by becoming the first player to make 100 cashes at the tournament series.Hellmuth first cashed in the WSOP back in 1988 at the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Split, he finished 5th for $15,450. Now, 25 years later he was competing at the WSOP Europe Event 5, €2,200 No-Limit Hold’em, and he cashed for the 100th time.
After the game Hellmuth tweeted, “Feels wonderful to hit my #WSOPCash100!! I’ve got 99 cashes & 100th one! But no time to celebrate as I’m in the zone w 36 players left.”
However, in order to achieve this milestone Hellmuth had to suffer on the money bubble for 23 minutes before Pascal Rabany was knocked out and became the last player to leave the event with no winnings.
In the end Hellmuth was eliminated in 29th place and took home €4,206. This brings Hellmuth’s live tournament winnings to $17,972,725, $12,265,000 has come from the World Series of Poker.