Is Phil Kessel The NHL’s Poker God?

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Every year, around this time, poker enthusiasts from around the world, including Phil Kessel, descend on Las Vegas, Nevada. The reason? The World Series of Poker.

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The World Series of Poker is a star-studded event that is often packed with familiar faces. Whether it be actors, athletes or just people of general interest, they’re all vying for the coveted poker bracelets in their respective events.

The NHL is surely packed tight with gamblers. With cramped bus trips in the minors to long plane rides in the pros, you’ve got to kill time somehow.

Which brings us to NHL star turned poker-God Phil Kessel. According to the World Series of Poker website Phil Kessel has cashed on six different occasions.

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This makes Kessel a poker player with some clout.

So, is Phil Kessel the NHL’s poker god? We can’t answer that definitively, but he may in fact be.

Phil Kessel’s career earnings at the WSOP are $17,022. He has six cashes and has been playing in events since 2013.

Phil Kessel’s biggest poker tournament that he cashed in was the $2500 No Limit Holdem Event Number 43 in 2018. Most recently, Kessel cashed in 2019 at the $1500 event number 40 Pot Limit Holdem.

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Having cashed in different events, six out of eight years, Phil Kessel is definitely is as big a player in the world of Poker as he is in the NHL.

We look forward to seeing Phil Kessel at a final table in the near future. Hopefully with a hotdog and maybe sponsored by a hotdog company.

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