WSOP produces two-time bracelet winner for fifth consecutive year

Bill Chen became the 28th player in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history to win two gold bracelets in a single year after winning the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event and the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event. That makes five years in a row that the WSOP has produced a two-time bracelet winner.

The WSOP gold bracelet is the most coveted prize in poker - exclusively awarded to each tournament winner. There have been 627 tournaments played in the 37-year history of the WSOP (as of Event 30 in 2006 - the last event concluded at press time).

From 1970 through 1984, 13 players were two-time winners, and eight years passed before the next multi-winner. Since 1993, multiple wins have taken place 15 times. Despite some of the largest fields in WSOP history, which seemingly defy the odds against winning multiple tournaments, the WSOP has crowned a two-time winner in each of the last 5 years.

Here's a complete list of all players who have won more than one gold bracelet in a single year:


* denotes three-bracelet winner that year

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