Phil Hellmuth Gets A Straight Flush To Win $211,200 At US Poker Open Event No 5

Phil Hellmuth Gets A Straight Flush To Win $211,200 At US Poker Open Event No 5 March 30, 2023 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Mar 30, 2023  |  Updated on Mar 30, 2023

Phil HellmuthSummary

  • Hellmuth is pretty pleased with himself after winning US Poker Open Event No 5
  • The Poker Brat won the $10,000 NLH event and took home $211,200
  • This win has given Hellmuth his first US Poker Open title

The high stakes poker circuit is now mostly dominated by the younger generation of poker pros such as Justin Bonomo, Fedor Holz and Stephen Chidwick.

Some of the older poker pros like Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker have found it a lot more difficult to win big pots consistently in recent years.

Poker Hall of Famer (PHoF) Phil Hellmuth has shown that he still has the chops when it comes to high stakes poker events as the Poker Brat took down US Poker Open Event No 5.

Hellmuth Wins US Poker Open Event No 5

Hellmuth took part in the $10,000 NLH event which saw a number of top poker players register to see if they could walk away with a 6 figure payout. When it came down to the final table, some of the names at the table included Darren Elias who has over $10 million in winnings, 5 time WSOP bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus who has over $14 million in winnings and George Wolff who has over $3 million in prize money.

There was a lot of exciting action at the final table and in the end it came down to Hellmuth and Ausmus. This wasn’t the first time these two poker pros have faced each other in a final table as their last memorable playoff was during the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP).


Hellmuth who holds the record for having the most number of WSOP bracelets (16) was pushing hard to win his 17th but Ausmus got the better of him. This time around, Hellmuth managed to get sweet revenue as he secured a straight flush as his poker hand and sent Ausmus out.

Hellmuth ended up winning his first US Open title and took home a cool $211,200 in prize money to boost his overall poker career winnings to $28.6 million while Ausmus had to settle for second place and take home $149,600.

High Stake Events Remaining At US Poker Open

The US Poker Open will come to a close with a trio of holdem poker high stakes events. On March 31, Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em will take place followed by vent #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em on April 1 and the final event will be Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em which takes place on April 3.

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