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Most WSOP Bracelets in One Year

Five players have won three bracelets in a single year. Puggy Pearson was the first to do it in 1973, an impressive feat when there were only seven events. It took two decades for anyone to match him, but amazingly both Phil Hellmuth and Ted Forrest scored the hat trick in 1993 when there were 21 tournaments. Phil Ivey joined the group in 2002, Jeff Lisandro in 2009, and George Danzer in 2014 (including one bracelet at the WSOP Asia-Pacific).

Three WSOP Bracelets in One Year

YearPlayerEvents
1973Puggy Pearson#1: $4,000 Seven-Card Stud; #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em; #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em Main Event
1993Phil Hellmuth#7: $1,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em; #18: $2,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em; #19: $5,000 Limit Hold 'Em
1993Ted Forrest#5: $1,500 Razz; #6: $1,500 Limit Omaha 8 or Better; #17: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud
2002Phil Ivey#5: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud; #16: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud 8 or Better; #23: $2,000 S.H.O.E.
2009Jeff Lisandro#16: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud; #44: $2,500 Razz; #37: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud 8 or Better
2014George Danzer#18: $10,000 Razz; #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud 8 or Better; WSOPA #8 $5,000 8-game Mix

Another 66 players have won two bracelets in a year, including Hellmuth in 2003 and Ivey in 2009, giving them both a year with three and a year with two. Six others have won two bracelets in a year twice: Doyle Brunson (1976 and 1977), Gary Berland (1978 and 1979), Men Nguyen (1995 and 2003), Chris Ferguson (2000 and 2003), Layne Flack (2002 and 2003), and Tom Schneider (2007 and 2013).

Eight of the double-bracelet winners acquired one of their bracelets in the WSOP Europe or Asia-Pacific (Jesper Houggaard 2008, J.P. Kelly 2009, Phil Hellmuth 2012, Antonio Esfandiari 2012, Daniel Negreanu 2013, Jonathan Duhamel 2015, and Kevin MacPhee 2015) or the National Championship (Dominik Nitsche 2014).

Nani Dollison is the only woman to capture two bracelets in a year. In 2001, she won both the Women's Championship (in No-Limit Hold 'Em) and the $2,000 Limit Hold 'Em event.

Number of Players With Multiple WSOP Bracelets in One Year

LocationMultiple
Bracelets
Exactly 3Exactly 2
All Bracelet Events72666
Las Vegas Festival63557