The Elite Few: Not Once, But Twice!

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The Elite Few: Not Once, But Twice!

The WSOP bracelet is the pinnacle of every professional poker player’s dream. But there are a few elite who are creating a new niche, a new pinnacle; winning two bracelets in two different continents the very same year!

Winning a bracelet in the WSOP Vegas edition and the WSOP Europe is taking the bracelet club to the next level and not mention the surreal moment that follows after making it happen!

The poker landscape is ever-changing, with players across the globe putting in their best to get closer to the bracelet and setting a tough field. Here are the players that emerged victorious not once, but twice!

NAME

YEAR WSOP EVENT PAYOUT WSOP EUROPE EVENT

PAYOUT

Jesper Hougaard 2008 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em $610,304 £1,500 No Limit Hold’em £144,218
J.P. Kelly (first two win it two different disciplines of poker) 2009 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em $194,434 £1,000 No Limit Hold’em £136,803
Antonio Esfandiari 2012 $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop $18,346,673 €1,100 No Limit Hold’em €126,207
Phil Hellmuth 2012 $2,500 Seven-Card Razz $182,793 €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event €1,022,376
Kevin MacPhee 2015 $5,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em $490,900 €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event €883,000
Jonathan Duhamel 2015 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop $3,989,985 €25,600 No Limit Hold’em High Roller €554,395
Hanh Tran 2018 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $117,282 €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max € 59,625
Timur Margolin 2018 $2,500 No Limit Hold’em $507,724 €1,100 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack € 134,407

 

Here’s to the elite few and for setting new heights for poker to come!

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