Phil Hellmuth's place in WSOP history was already solidified before this tournament as a 16-time bracelet winner and former Main Event champ. There is one more distinction he now owns: the most WSOP final tables in a single year.
This is Hellmuth's seventh appearance at a WSOP final table in 2021, breaking the record held by An Tran since 1992. All seven have come in a different poker discipline:
- Sixth in Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- Fifth in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
- Fourth in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
- First in Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- Second in Event #36: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship
- Eighth in Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship