Hellmuth Extends Bracelet Lead Over Brunson, ChanPublished on June 11th, 2012 12:11 pm EST
Phil Hellmuth took down Event #18 ($2,500 Seven Card RAZZ) to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this morning. Hellmuth also walked away with $182,793 for his victory, which gives him over $13 million in total lifetime tournament earnings.
This bracelet was especially sweet for Hellmuth, as it is the first non-Hold'em bracelet that he has won in his career.
Hellmuth came unbelievably close to winning his 12th bracelet last summer, but he just wasn't able to close the deal. Hellmuth finished in second place in three World Series of Poker events last year - the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw World Championship, the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship and the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship.
With his victory this morning, Hellmuth finally gains some breathing room over legends Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, as both Brunson and Chan have 10 bracelets to their names.
In addition, Hellmuth also moves further in front of Phil Ivey, who still has 8 bracelets after finishing in 2nd place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event.
After winning his 12th bracelet, Hellmuth kept it short and simple on Twitter:
Here is a taste of what others had to say on Twitter about Hellmuth's win:
"Wow @phil_hellmuth wins his 12th in Razz! His first non Holdem bracelet ever! Congrats, time to get new hats and logos with "12" on em :-)"
"Congrats @Phil_Hellmuth on winning his 12th bracelet. I agree@RealKidPoker, he definitely needs new hats, old1 for sure won't fit anymore:)"
"Wow, @phil_hellmuth Congrats on number 12. What a summer at the wsop so far."
Congratulations to Phil Hellmuth on his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet.
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