Phil Hellmuth, Chris Ferguson and Four Others Are In Contention For Their Second WSOP Championship

Published on 2009-07-11 10:51:05

-- multiple bracelet winner - phil hellmuth at the wsop 2009 --There are a number of well-known names who are still alive in the 2009 World Series of Poker main event after three full days of play.

Phil Ivey. Bertrand Grospellier. Justin Bonomo. Kenny Tran.

However, there are also six former World Series of Poker main event winners who are also still alive in this year's event. They are:

Bobby Baldwin (1978)
Phil Hellmuth (1989)
Dan Harrington (1995)
Chris Ferguson (2000)
Joe Hachem (2005)
Peter Eastgate (2008)

So far, 2009 has been the year of the multiple bracelet winner.

However, will 2009 ultimately end up being known as the year that somebody won the second WSOP Championship of their career?

Heading into Day 4, Phil Hellmuth possesses the largest stack of the six former champions (480k). All six are currently chasing Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who finished Day 3 with a stack of around 1.39 million in chips.

Here are the current chip stacks of the other five former champions:

Peter Eastgate - 310k
Bobby Baldwin - 260k
Chris Ferguson - 222k
Dan Harrington - 200k
Joe Hachem - 180k

Will any of these former champions be able to recapture some past glory and win a second WSOP main event title? We'll find out as the main event progresses..


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