His three WSOP Main Event bracelets ties him with Stu Ungar as the only two players to have won the World Series of Poker’s big one three separate times. Ungar won Main Event bracelets in his first two tries, in 1980 and 1981. He later would fight back his drug demons long enough to capture the Main Event again in spectacular fashion in 1997.
By making the final table, Eastgate and 23-year-old Craig Marquis threatened Phil Hellmuth 's 19-year record as youngest person to ever win the WSOP Main Event; Eastgate's victory gave him that distinction. Ylon Schwartz was a former professional chess hustler in New York City parks.His first one came when he won the WSOP Main Event in 1989 at just 24 years old, becoming the youngest Main Event winner in WSOP history. In 1993, Hellmuth became the first player since 1973 to win three bracelets in one year, matching Puggy Pearson's record.A week shy of his 22nd birthday, Joe Cada became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event with his victory in 2009. The record still stands.
Winning the 2007 event meant Annette broke several world records, including becoming the first ever WSOP Bracelet winner outside of the USA, the youngest ever WSOP Bracelet winner (aged 18) and the first ever female to win a WSOP Main Event.
Describing his time as the youngest Main Event winner (which only lasted a year until Joe Cada took over that mantle) Eastgate explained why he was taking a break from the game: In the 20 months following my WSOP win, I feel that I have lost my motivation for playing high-level poker along the way, and I have decided that now is the time to find out what I want to do with the rest of my life.”.
Up until 1975, a cash prize was all the winner got, but in 1976 the iconic bracelet is also given to the winner of each event, and poker players often think a player hasn’t made it until they own at least one of these. After its launch, the tournament steadily grew through the 1970s with a total of 52 players in 1982.
The main event, a GBP 10,000 buy-in no-limit hold 'em tournament, was won by Norwegian online prodigy Annette Obrestad on the day before her 19th birthday.
World Series of Poker In 1989, Hellmuth captured to WSOP Main Event title as the youngest player to ever win the prestigious tournament. It wasn’t an easy road, as Hellmuth battled through a tough field of competitors with his final task being a heads-up match with two-time defending champion, Johnny Chan. Hellmuth was up to the task and successfully secured his place in WSOP history.
The 22-year-old poker player beat 6,844 players to do so, and became the youngest Main Event winner, stealing Phil Hellmuth’s record who won in 1989 at the age of 24.
Ungar would repeat with a second Main Event win in 1981, with that year's World Series of Poker receiving comprehensive coverage in The Biggest Game in Town, Al Alvarez's excellent book-length narrative describing the WSOP and Las Vegas in particular while also discussing the place of poker in American culture, more broadly speaking.
Eastgate is a 22 year-old poker pro from Odense, Denmark and, with the win, breaks Phil Hellmuth’s record as the youngest WSOP Main Event champion ever. His opponent, Demidov, also made the.
The second person to ever win a World Series of Poker main event bracelet, Amarillo Slim (real name Thomas Preston Jr.), was indicted in Randall County, Texas on charges of indecency with a 12.
Nowadays, more and more new young players get to the final WSOP table. Who are the youngest WSOP champions?
Youngest WSOP Main Event Winners. Joe Cada (21) Cada won the 2009 edition of the WSOP Main Event to become the youngest ever player to accomplish the feat. Born on November 18. Pius Heinz (22) Peter Eastgate (22) Jonathan Duhamel (23) Ryan Riess (23).
Born in 1964, Phil Hellmuth was the youngest ever winner of the WSOP Main Event, in 1989, and holds a record 14 bracelets Nicknamed “the Poker Brat” for his outbursts when he suffers a bad beat Author of three influential books on poker strategy, and a new autobiography, Poker Brat: the Story of the World’s Greatest Poker Player.
Later in the 1980s, Phil Hellmuth Jr. became the WSOP’s youngest-ever winner - just 24 - when in 1989 he took down the Main Event. 2003 And The Moneymaker Effect If the Internet was around in Hellmuth’s day, his win would arguably have triggered a poker boom.
Joe Cada: He’s the youngest player at final table and, if he wins, will become the youngest ever WSOP Main Event winner. Antoine Saout: He’s the man from France. If he wins, he will be the first-ever Frenchman to win WSOP Main Event. Jeff Shulman: He’s the guy in the Phish shirt. His dad won the WSOP-E earlier this year.