Hellmuth wins 13th bracelet at WSOPE

  • Poker wolrd is always buzzing but you have to agree that Summer/Autumn seasons bring the best poker action in the world because of World Series of Poker, opening World Poker tour and European Poker tour events, etc.

  • Yes, he's done it again. Yesterday Phil Hellmuth won his 13th World Series of Poker bracelet at WSOP Europe. And even though we agree that every bracelet as precious as gold (literary as well as figuratively), this bracelet is the WSOPE Main Event bracelet which makes it one of the best ever. Congrats to Poker Brat as surely this was not a walk in a park for him.

    WSOPE – Hellmuth 13th Gold Bracelet and POTY Awards

    WSOPE has just finished. Now everybody's eyes have turned to the upcoming WSOP Final Table aka November Nine to be featured in the end this month. That has been an amazing series that ended yesterday with WSOPE Final Table and €50,000 Majestic High Roller with Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Sam Trickett and Tom Dwan among players that advanced to Day Two.

    WSOPE Final Table included poker superstars such as Jason Mercier, Joseph Cheong and Scott Seiver. But everybody's attention was turned to Phil Hellmuth who got his seat at the Final Table a chip leader. With a bit of luck and what Hellmuth says ”best poker in his life” he finished in the 1st place and will claim €1,022,376 prize.

    WSOPE Payout table:

    But this win is much more than a cash prize for Phil Hellmuth. With yesterday's win not only he extends his lead by WSOP Bracelets by 3, he also becomes the first ever player to win WSOP and WSOPE Main Events! This win almost guarantees that Phil Hellmuth will win WSOP Player of The Year. Remember, he also cashed in 10 events in this year's WSOP that includes 4 final Tables and 2 gold Bracelets.

    This year's WSOP Player of the Year standings:

    Event though now we are almost certain that Hellmuth will be crowned as the best player of the year in 2012, the battle was [/H]fierce. In the 2nd place there is Antonio Esfandiari who won the the Big One For One Drop as well as Event 2 in WSOPE. The Magician managed to beat 625 players in €1.100 Hold'em.

    Esfandiari wins WSOPE 2012 Event 2:

    Close to beating POTY was Greg Merson, too. He still can do it but it will take lots of sick luck and what a bad beat would it be for Hellmuth that came second in 2007 and 2011.

    You can check out Hellmuth's interview after winning WSOPE: