The day that Phil Hellmuth ended Johnny Chan’s Main Event reign

Voice & Script Craig B. / Video Bruno T.

It’s May 19th 1989 and the World Series of Poker Main Event is on the brink of being decided. Just two competitors remain from a starting field of 178. On one side of the table is a young and relatively unknown player by the name of Phil Hellmuth. He is just 24 years old and has never won a world series bracelet before. Sat across from him is the most formidable opponent in poker at that time, Johnny Chan.  

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel !

Avatar photo

Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

More Posts

Follow Me:
Special EmailTwitterFacebookFlickrYouTube