Phil Slot Gacor Hari Ini one of the greatest tournament poker players ever, breaks yet another record. First, at the age of 24, he was the youngest player ever to win the Main Event in 1989, defeating and preventing Johnny Chan from getting a record breaking win #3.
Then, in a controversial 2006 WSOP, Phil grabbed the record for most cashes at 50. He later went on to win his 10th bracelet, tying a record held by Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan.
2007 increased Phil’s WSOP record for number cashes (63) and ties TJ Cloutier for number of final tables (39).
But the big news is that Phil has won his 11th WSOP bracelet in, what else, Texas Hold ‘Em. The $1,500 No Limit Hold ‘Em event, to be precise, where he beat out 2,627 other players to take home the $637,254 first prize. Phil’s 11 bracelets have all been in Texas Hold ‘Em.
That win also put him in 7th place for all-time WSOP winnings at just over $5.6 million.
Phil Hellmuth is known as the “Poker Brat”, and with good reason. His affinity for throwing fits and demeaning other players is legendary, more so than his amazing poker career. He is oft quoted as saying, “If it weren’t for luck, I’d win every tournament.” Well Phil, I’ve seen plenty of cases where if it weren’t for luck, you would have been busted out yourself. But hey, if it weren’t for luck, we probably wouldn’t play the game.
Whatever you think of the guy, there’s no dismissing his talent. The man is a force to contend with on the felt, and anybody (un)lucky enough to be at the same table as him is in for a lesson they’ll not soon forget… most likely in how to spell “poker”.
Why Your Poker Skills Get Worse Before Getting Better
Some amateur players settle into poker tactics that they feel comfortable with. They hesitate to try anything new because it ends up not working very well for them, so when they do try new tactics, they often abandon them because “they don’t work.”
The truth is, it’s common to get worse at something before getting better. Here’s something that I speak of from personal experience that explains why this phenomenon happens.
Growing up, I played basketball for local organizations. My shooting technique involved having both my hands on the side of the ball. My coach explained that proper shooting technique required putting one hand under the ball while the other was to side to stabilize it.
So I tried correcting my technique. Guess what? Every time I shot the ball using this “proper” technique, I bricked it off the backboard. My field goal percentage went in the crapper.
Well, the thing about being young is that you are more willing to break bad habits because you simply haven’t had enough time to settle in and become stubborn about them. I continued practicing with the corrected technique. In games, yes my field goal …