Monday, June 11, 2012

Salute WSOP Bracelet #12

Event #18: Seven Card Razz started Friday, June 08, 2012. It took three days for Phil Hellmuth to beat 308 other players and get the bracelet number 12. On Monday, June 11, about 2AM Las Vegas time Phil rewrote the history of poker(again). Love him or hate him, but Phil is the most decorated poker player and deserves the respect from all of us.

Final Hand - Don Zewin brought it in with a and was called by Phil Hellmuth, who was showing a . The 11-time bracelet winner then led out on the turn and Zewin said, "Alright, let's do it," before raising. He had 5,000 back so Hellmuth three-bet and the tournament was on the line.
Zewin: / / (x)
Hellmuth: / /
Zewin was drawing line headed to seventh and he slowly squeezed out the last card. He knew what this tournament meant to Hellmuth, and he said, "Go ahead. you got it." His last card was a .

Final table results
1. Phil Hellmuth  $182,793
2. Don Zewin       $113,024
3. Brandon Cantu   $74,269
4. Scott Fischman   $54,248
5. Brendan Taylor   $40,167
6. Barry Greenstein $30,150

It's interesting that Phil was Heads up against Don Zewin who was third when Phil got his first bracelet. There were 178 entrants to the main event in 1989.
Final table 1989
1st Phil Hellmuth Jr $755,000
2nd Johnny Chan $302,000
3rd Don Zewin $151,000

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