The Poker Brat’s 2019 checklist


Phil Hellmuth is an unapologetic poker player who let’s his records do the talking. He’s got 15 WSOP titles, 136 career cashes and a whopping $23 million to his name. Known for his flamboyant self-promotion, it comes as no surprise that he took to twitter to announce his goals for 2019. His tweet reads “A quick sketch of my “Yearly Goals” (a “life tip” I teach in my book #Positivity).”

Hellmuth has set the bar very high with 3 WSOP titles for the year.  Over the past few years, there have been plenty of players who have won two bracelets in one year at the WSOP or its sibling events but there are only a handful of times that a player has captured three.

The WPT is no walk in the park either. Hellmuth has earned 16 cashes out of the 17 years of WPT. The cashes include only 5 final table appearances and his best finish comes in the 2017 WPT Legends of Poker when he settled for runner up. With the field getting tougher we hope Phil can check this goal off the list.

Phil’s next few goals are on the literary path, and for those of you unaware, he does have a litany of prior works on poker and his autobiography, Poker Brat. His latest book on Amazon titled “#POSITIVITY: You are Always in the Right Place at the Right Time,” is a self-help book he hopes will hit the 1 million copies mark. Goal five certainly takes a leaf from his book and is hopeful of part two.

While Phil’s goals are debated and perhaps seem unattainable by most, if there’s one thing poker teaches you, it’s to ‘GO BIG or GO HOME’. And if the past hasn’t taught one; don’t challenge The Poker Brat!