T.J. Cloutier, the most versatile poker player in history




 T.J. Cloutier, the most versatile poker player in history

T.J. Cloutier is the only player in history to win tournaments in four poker classes.

Holder of 6 WSOP bracelets, Cloutier is known to be the only player in history to win tournaments in four poker classes: Texas Hold'em, Omaha High, Omaha High / Low and Razz, in addition to the 3 types of 'Omaha': Pot Limit High, Limit High and Limit 8-or-better High / Low Split.

Despite not winning any Main Event of the World Series of Poker, he was in 2nd place in the 1985 and 2000 editions, and his record is exceptional: more than 50 tournaments in prizes, 39 final tables in WSOP events and 'best poker player of the year' in 1998 and 2002.
In addition, all these achievements have served to be one of the 5 players who have won more money of all time and be a member of the Poker Hall of Fame since 2006.



Johnny Chan, winner of the Main Event of the WSOP in 1987 and 1988.




(1957) Better known as "Orient Express" due to its Asian origin and its aggressive style of play, Chan is the holder of 10 WSOP bracelets, among which the two consecutive ones (1987 and 1988) that he won in the Main Event of the most prestigious of the poker circuits.

Two bracelets that could be three, but lost the 1989 final to Phill Hellmuth. This defeat did not allow him to get the ring of NBA champion Jerry Buss, the recently deceased former owner of the L.A.Lakers and a declared passionate of poker, had promised if he could chain three bracelets consecutively.



A member of the select Poker Hall of Fame since 2002, in 2005 he became the first player to win 10 WSOP events, a mark later matched by Doyle Brunson and surpassed by the aforementioned Hellmuth.

Phill Hellmuth and his 13 WSOP bracelets.

Phill Hellmuth and his 13 WSOP bracelets.



Phill Hellmuth is the player who has won more bracelets (13) in the history of the WSOP.
(1964) Collector of records in the world of poker, has several records among the best in history: it is 3rd in the historical ranking of earnings ($ 17,400,000), after Antonio Esfandiari and Sam Trickett; has reached the awards in 95 events and has been planted in the final table of 49 tournaments.

But if something is known Hellmuth is for its collection of WSOP bracelets: it has more than anyone in the world (13).
The first one got it in 1989, and it was big: winning Johnny Chan, winner in 1987 and 1988, in the final of the Main Event of the WSOP, and becoming the youngest player (24 years) in getting so precious bracelet.
Despite being a relatively young player (49 years old), and still remain active, he entered the select Poker Hall of Fame in 2007.


Chip Reese, the best cash player in history

Chip Reese, best poker cash player in history




Chip Reese is considered one of the best cash players in history.
(1951 - 2007) Member of Poker Hall of Fame since 1991, was the youngest member to enter this select club and is considered one of the best cash players in the history of poker.
In his first tournament in Las Vegas, on his way to Stanford Law School, he has already won $ 60,000. The university career, logically, was parked since then.
Winner of 3 WSOP bracelets, in 2006 he won the H.O.R.S.E World Championship, with the highest buy-in and the longest heads-up in history: more than 7 hours and 286 hands played.
He died in 1997 at age 56, victim of pneumonia.