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Nobody has won more World Series of Poker championships than Phil Hellmuth Jr. He won his 15th WSOP Bracelet in the summer of 2018, which puts him far ahead of Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and Doyle Brunson (who all have 10 bracelets). Hellmuth also holds the record for most cash finishes and most final table appearances at the World Series of Poker. In 1989, the 24-year old Hellmuth became the youngest person ever to win the WSOP Main Event when he defeated legendary Johnny Chan. “The Poker” Brat as he is known for his colorful and competitive personality, was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2007. He has also written a New York Times best-seller (“Play Poker Like the Pros”), as well as his autobiography (“Poker Brat”). Hellmuth also is very active in raising funds for charities. He has raised more than $50 million in his lifetime for charitable causes and organizations.In today’s episode, we discuss:
- What makes him so good
- The process of writing his books
- Qualities and principles of success and positivity
- ... and so much more!!!
Articles of interest ...
- Review Journal: Phil Hellmuth wins record 15th WSOP bracelet
- Mercury News: Phil Hellmuth dedicates poker win to Dave Goldberg, will give bracelet to Sheryl Sandberg
- Forbes: Phil Hellmuth: What You Can Learn From The Top Poker Player About Career Success
Recommended Books ...
- #POSITIVITY: You Are Always In The Right Place At The Right Time by Phil Hellmuth
- Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography by Phil Hellmuth
- Play Poker Like the Pros by Phil Hellmuth
- Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'Em and Reap: A Career FBI Agent's Guide to Decoding Poker Tells by Joe Navarro
Past "Success is a Choice" podcast episodes of interest . . .
- Lorenzo Brown (NBA Player and 2018 NBA G-League MVP) – Episode 096
- Nicole Arbour (Comedian & Entertainer) - Episode 088
- Stephanie Harvey (5x World Champion Professional eSports Gamer) - Episode 087
- Drew Dinkmeyer (Welly-Maker Founder & Former Millionaire Maker DFS Winner) - Episode 085
- Joe Ferraro (One Percent Better Podcast) - Episode 078
- Brad Lea (CEO of Lightspeed VT & Dropping Bombs Podcast) - Episode 066
- Alicia Jessop (Pepperdine Sports Law Professor & Founder of Ruling Sports) - Episode 047
- Adam Levitan (DraftKings Analyst & Host of the Daily Fantasy Football Edge Podcast) - Episode 029
- Kevin Harrington (Original Shark on “Shark Tank”) – Episode 021
- Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) - Episode 001
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