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Why everyone wants a poker tournament bracelet

If they hear poker tournament bracelet, the first thing poker players think of is the World Series of Poker. The World Series of Poker bracelet is awarded to the winner of the many events the tournament offers.

Every poker player wants one! The bracelet in poker is like what the belt is in boxing. Actress Jennifer Tilly, who starred in Made in America, Liar Liar, voice starred in Monsters Inc and others, is a bracelet winner from 2005. She said winning the 2005 Women’s Championship bracelet was ‘Better than an oscar’.

From 2007 to 2010, Corum was the official bracelet manufacturer for the World Series of Poker. They used diamonds, white gold, yellow gold, sapphires and rubies. The bracelets were very bling! The 2007 main event bracelet had 120 diamonds on 136 grammes of 18k white gold.

In 2010, OnTilt designs got the contract and are now the official bracelet manufacturer of the World Series of Poker and will be for a few years.

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Phil Hellmuth is a great player. He currently holds the most World Series of Poker bracelets - 11 in all. His first was back in 1989 which was his biggest win. He also took $755,000. His most recent was in 2007, winning event 15 No Limit Hold’em and took home his 11th bracelet with $637,254 in prize money.

Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan are right behind him with 10 bracelets each. They both won their most recent bracelets in 2005. Doyle won his first in 1976, Johnny won his first in 1985.

The race for poker bracelets are still going. With Phil on 11, Doyle and Johnny on 10 and behind them, there two great players (Erik Seidel and Phil Ivey) both on 8 bracelets each.

 

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