Can Phil Hellmuth Win His 12th Bracelet on Wednesday?

Published on July 6th, 2011 10:49 am EST

Phil Hellmuth eying the 2011 WSOP braceletMinh Ly will have a dominant chip lead when the final day of the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship gets underway at 3 pm local time on Wednesday afternoon. Ly finished Day 4 of the event with over 5.2 million in chips, which is almost double that of his next closest competitor, Brian Rast (2.66 million).

All eyes will be on Phil Hellmuth on Wednesday, as he has managed to make his third final table of this year's World Series of Poker. Hellmuth, who finished Day 4 with 2.25 million in chips, will be looking to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Wednesday. Hellmuth has finished in second place in two events so far this summer ($10k No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Championship and $10k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship), as well as cashing in an additional two events.

Say what you will about Phil Hellmuth, but he has turned in an incredibly strong performance at this year's World Series of Poker. Hellmuth traditionally excels in Hold'em events (all 11 of his WSOP bracelets have come in Hold'em games), which makes his three final table appearances in non-Hold'em events this year all the more impressive.

Ben Lamb, who is battling Hellmuth for the World Series of Poker POY title, is also still alive in the $50k Poker Player's Championship after finishing Day 4 with a 1.18 million chip stack.

Here are the nine players who are still alive heading into the final day of the event:

Minh Ly, 5,215,000
Brian Rast, 2,660,000
Matt Glantz, 2,535,000
George Lind, 2,315,000
Phil Hellmuth, 2,245,000
Owais Ahmed, 1,425,000
Ben Lamb, 1,180,000
Jason Lester, 920,000
Scott Seiver, 725,000

All nine of the remaining players will receive a minimum of $168,529 for making it this far, with the eventual winner of the event taking home over $1.7 million.



Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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