Phil Hellmuth Narrowly Misses Out on 12th Bracelet - Again

Published on June 21st, 2011 5:30 pm EST

Phil Hellmuth wearing dark sunglassesPhil Hellmuth narrowly missed out on his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Monday night after finishing in second place in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship.

This was the second time in the last week that Hellmuth had found himself heads-up for a bracelet, and the second time in the last week that he ended up finishing in second place.

It was Eric Rodawig that crushed Hellmuth's dream of a 12th WSOP bracelet this time around, as he was able to defeat "The Poker Brat" to take down his first World Series of Poker bracelet. In addition to taking home the prized WSOP bracelet, Rodawig also walked away with $442,183.

Phil Hellmuth, on the other hand, took home a very respectable $273,233 for his second place finish. This comes on the heels of his second place finish in Event #16 ($10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, No Limit) in which he walked away with $226,907.

Hellmuth had this to say via his Twitter account at the end of the $10k Seven card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event:

"Absolutely Played my heart out, but fell short of the 12th bracelet one more time: 2nd place again. Not as depressed this time though..."

Despite the disappointment of failing in his attempt to win his 12th WSOP bracelet for the second time in just a week, Hellmuth has to be happy about how he is playing right now. Phil traditionally excels in Hold'em events, so he has to be feeling pretty good about his overall poker game right now.

As of this moment, Phil Hellmuth currently finds himself leading the 2011 WSOP POY race:

Phil Hellmuth, 393.75
Samuel Stein, 385.75
John Juanda, 336.00



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