Philip “Phil” Jerome Helmuth Jr is a professional American poker player who has a nett worth of $20 million. He was born on July 16, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin. Better known as the Poker Brat, this millionaire made his fortune at the World Series of Poker.
This world-renowned Poker player stands at an outrageous 6’7 tall, and his personality is as big as his physical appearance. He’s been quoted as saying “If luck weren’t involved I guess I’d win every one” as well as “I have revolutionised the way to play Texas Hold ’em “living up to his nickname with his bratty quirks.
Hellmuth played his very first game of poker in the confines of a friend’s room and immediately became hooked. He then started playing high stakes local games mingling amongst doctors, professors and business people. As time passed, Phil built a substantial bankroll before heading to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player.
It was persistence that paid off in the long run, and he had his very first win at the tables with some low stake cash games after nine consecutive losses. His career skyrocketed after that, and when it comes to poker, it does not get any better than the World Series and here Phil Helmuth has dominated by winning a record-breaking 15 bracelets.
His most impressive feat was in 2018 in a game of No Limit Hold ’em where he won $485 082, not bad for a day’s work especially when he was contemplating sitting the game out.
Phil Helmuth is a true legend in the world of poker, but he is more than that. He also has a charitable side. He has raised over $240 million for numerous charity poker events, and his global work consists of fundraising galas for Ante Up For Africa, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Eva Longoria’s Eva’s Heroes and many more.
Annette Obrestad was born in Sandnes Norway on the 18 September 1988. She is a Norwegian professional Poker player fondly known as “the Huntress.” She was an online poker legend well before she performed her no-look challenge where Obrestad took the game to new heights when she played an entire poker tournament without looking at her cards.
Obrestad began playing at internet poker rooms at the age of 15 and won her bankrolls through FreeRolls as they were her only option then as her mother would not allow her to use her credit card to make deposits.
Obrestad’s Professional Gambling Career
Annette Obrestad became the youngest player to earn a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2007 one day shy of her 19th birthday. She landed up walking away with winnings of £1 million in the WSOP Europe Main Event. She continued on this winning streak and finished in second place at the 2007 PokerStars European Poker Tour Dublin Main Event.
Over the years her success has gained her many sponsorships from Full Tilt Poker, Betfair and Lock Poker. The backing with Lock Poker was a disaster as they shut down and never reimbursed the players.
Obrestad is the second-highest female earner in an all-time ranking of winnings made by women in poker tournaments. However, these days, she spends a lot less time at the poker tables or tolling online and focuses on her YouTube channel.
Where is she today?
Obrestad is now married and living in the gambling hub of the world Las Vegas and solely focused on her YouTube Channel. She offered some excellent advice “I cut my losses and moved on “, and this is a mantra many gamblers should pay attention to, especially when on a losing streak.
She maintains her title of the youngest person ever to win a WSOP bracelet.