Phil HellmuthIn 2007, the No-Limit Hold’em netted Phil Hellmuth an astounding six-hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars. The event was the fifteenth of the year and saw him turn a large hand and thus gather the winnings. This winning streak was not new to Helmuth. In 2006, just a year prior, the No-Limit Hold’em contest, event thirty-four, saw him win another astronomical amount as well.
He won six-hundred and thirty thousand dollars, just six-thousand short from what he would gain the following year. In 2004, Hellmuth won another contest that created a four-hundred thousand dollar turn around for him and in 2003 it was just under two-hundred thousand. To say that he has had experience winning the top WSOP pots would be an understatement. He has successfully earned nearly four million dollars throughout the course of his playing career; an astronomical amount for any poker player to make
Johnny ChanJohnny Chan has also made a great career and great profit from absorbing the top WSOP pots available on the circuit. In 1988, he saw a career turnaround of seven hundred thousand dollars at a single event. This nearly a million dollars came from the World Series of Poker Main Event and really helped to put Chan on the competitor’s map.
In 1987, just a year prior, he had helped to build his reputation taking home six hundred and twenty seven thousand dollars at the same event. More recently, Chan has one Pot-Limit Hold Em’ with a three-hundred thousand dollar pay out and 2003’s pot limit Omaha event which netted another nearly two-hundred thousand. His total cash winnings, too, then, range in the millions of dollars range.