Phil Hellmuth nets 100th Career WSOP Cash

by Jeremy Olson

Today, Phil Hellmuth became the first player to reach 100 career WSOP cashes. He completed the historic milestone by cashing in the 2013 WSOP Europe €2,200 Event #5 Hold’em tournament. He now has 19 more WSOP cashes than his next closest competitor, Erik Seidel, who’s sitting in second with 81.

Not surprisingly, Hellmuth was very excited after breaking the 100-cash barrier. He was also pumped up about how he was playing in Event #5, although this enthusiasm would eventually be deflated. Here’s a look at his tweets during the tournament:

Feels wonderful to hit my #WSOPCash100!! I’ve got 99 cashes, & a 100th one! BUT no time to celebrate as I’m in the zone w 36 players left

Wow! I had a ton of chips and was in the zone, and just like that I’m out! I let the crazy player bluff me on the river or Im chip leader

Tough tough spot, but if I trust my read and CALL, then I’m chip leader. I had 8s-6s on 8d-5d-2c-5d-3d board and he bet big every street!

In my room ruminating: if I make that call, then I’m chip leader with 28 left, instead busted…I’m in the zone, BUT didn’t trust my read

Should be celebrating 100th cash, but instead feeling down cause I lost 50 big blinds in 10 mins to bust! Gonna nap, then play #WSOPE PLO

Hellmuth obviously sounds disappointed about failing to make a deeper run in the tournament. However, he’s still got a little more time to notch a big finish at the 2013 WSOP Europe.

Last year, he made headlines for winning the 2012 WSOPE Main Event along with €1,022,376 ($1,333,841). This was a huge win not only for the massive payout he earned, but also because it extended Hellmuth’s WSOP gold bracelet record to 13.