Phil Helmuth Picks Up 10th WSOP Bracelet
Well, Phil Helmuth finally did it, he won his tenth WSOP Bracelet in the $1,000 No Limit Holdem Rebuy Tournament.� It happened at 1:00 a.m. Las Vegas time at the Rio Pavilion.� Wearing his trademark UltimateBet branded gear, in front of a growing crowd of anxious fans, standing room only, Hellmuth faced off with Juha Helppi to reclaim his place as number one. Crowned the �poker brat,� Hellmuth now joins the ranks of Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, the only other pros to have won ten World Championships of Poker, and the most all-time wins.
The field in the $1,000 NL Holdem event was 754 players and Phil made it to the final table with a 768k chip lead against the likes of�Daryn Firicano, Juha Helppi, Rafael Perry, Terris Preston, John Spadavecchia, David Plastik, Elio Cabrera, and Antanas �Tony� Guoga.� The final hand was against Helppi and Phil came out on top when his Jack played to take the $631k and change.
In addition to today�s triumph, on June 30th Hellmuth reached another key record in WSOP history when he became the first player ever to cash-in 50 times, getting 67th place in a field of 2,776 players at the $1,500 No Limit Hold�em event. Hellmuth is now able to claim that he is the first player to ever reach that mark, which again puts him into the annals of World Series history.
Phil Helmuth has been a player to be reckoned with since 1989, when he first came on the poker scene as the youngest World Series of Poker champion, at the age of 24.� Since then, he accomplishments include: 10 WSOP bracelets, 4 Poker Hall of Fame titles, and well over 50 high level tournament wins.� Phil Helmuth vows to be the best poker player in the world.� Sure, they call him the poker “brat”, but it sure seems that he is on his way to get whatever he want.
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