Poker Pro Gives Away Yet Another WSOP Bracelet

When a poker player wins a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, it is considered a rite of passage. The gold bracelet signifies the best of the best and top pros will have earned more than one. There is a very short list of players who have earned more than one WSOP bracelet and Phil Hellmuth Jr. takes the lead with the most WSOP bracelets standing at 13.

The Poker Brat has earned the most WSOP bracelets of anyone competing and has done something unusual with the coveted piece of hardware. The poker pro has given away all of the bracelets he has won from the WSOP except #1 and #12.

Just two days ago, the poker pro decided to give away his 13th bracelet to his best friend. He said good-by to the bracelet on Twitter and announced who he was giving the gold emblem to. The best friend in question is Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist of California who has competed in the Big One for One Drop. He is also a part owner of the Golden State Warriors.

After the announcement, Hellmuth took to Twitter to explain who held the other bracelets that he had earned. While Hellmuth holds bracelets 1 and 12, his wife has #2. Mom and dad of the poker pro hold #3 and 4 while his sister Ann has #5. His brother-in-law John is holding #6 while his sons Phillip and Nick have #7 and #8. #9, 10 and 11 goes to his brother Dave and his sisters Kerry and Molly.

The WSOP bracelets of Hellmuth are a family affair. It is interesting to see how the pro has spread the wealth so to speak and given a solid piece of poker history to his many family members. Hellmuth will now try to earn a 14th bracelet by competing in this year’s WSOP events.