The worldwide leader in World Series of Poker bracelets, Mr. Phil Hellmuth Jr., has gone on record in the past about not keeping all of his victory jewelry for himself. With an eye on earning a record-continuing 14th bracelet at the 2014 WSOP, Hellmuth has again gifted one of his trophies.
That’s right. Bracelet #13 goes to Hellmuth’s “best friend” Chamath Palihapitiya, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist famous for his work with Facebook, previous Big One For One Drop participant and part owner of Bay Area NBA franchise Golden State Warriors.
Hellmuth followed up his announcement with a detailed explanation of where each of his beloved bracelets have befallen.
As a token of thanks for the symbolic gift, Palipapitiya was kind enough to retweet Hellmuth’s tweet.
More on Palipapitiya from the 2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop: