Phil Hellmuth Finishes In 7th Place In $1,500 PLO Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Event

Published on 2010-06-25 00:01:00

-- The King is standing next to a large World Series of Poker chip --Phil Hellmuth’s 12th World Series of Poker bracelet is going to have to wait for another day.

“The Poker Brat” put himself in a position to win his record 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday when he made the final day of Event #41 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better). There were only 15 players left in the event at the end of play on Wednesday night, and Hellmuth managed to finish the day with an above-average chip stack.

It wasn’t meant to be for Hellmuth though, as he ended up exiting the tournament in 7th place for $30,633. This was another strong performance for Hellmuth (he also managed a 15th place finish in a $1,500 NLHE event earlier this month), but he still ended up finishing far short of his goal of winning a 12th bracelet.

A bracelet in this event for Hellmuth would have given him a bit of breathing room over Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, who both have 10 World Series of Poker bracelets to their names. In addition, Hellmuth remains only three bracelets ahead of Phil Ivey, who has won 3 bracelets over the last two years to bring his total to eight. With Ivey hellbent on winning as many bracelets as possible (mainly due to lucrative side bets), Hellmuth has to be disappointed that he wasn’t able to extend his lead.

Thanks to his $30k cash earlier today, Phil Hellmuth now has just over $11.4 million in total lifetime tournament cashes and nearly 80 WSOP cashes during his career.


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