Phil HellmuthUnited States
The rants, awkward late entrances into tournaments, outburts and head-shaking moments of disapproval that have created Hellmuth's persona on television have made him one of the most discussed players in the industry. His accomplishments on the felt have pushed him to stand out for a much better reason. Hellmuth captured two WSOP bracelets and 10 cashes in 2012. He topped a strong field in the $2,500 razz event in June, then put on a show to win the WSOP Europe main event bracelet in September.
2013 picked up right where he left off with a final table at PCA, a runner-up finish in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship and a cash in the WSOP's first ever accumulator event at WSOP Asia Pacific. Expect great things from the Brat this Series.