Phil Hellmuth Makes History With WSOPE Main Event Win

Published on October 4th, 2012 9:47 pm EST

WSOPE (World Series of Poker Europe) Chip LogoPhil Hellmuth won his 13th World Series of Poker bracelet on Friday morning after taking down the 2012 WSOPE main event for over 1 million EUR.

Hellmuth navigated his way through a final table that included the likes to Jason Mercier and Joseph Cheong to take down his record-breaking 13th WSOP bracelet.

Hellmuth took home 1,022,376 EUR (roughly $1.3 million USD) for his victory, giving him roughly $17.5 million in total lifetime tournament cashes. Hellmuth's win moves him into the #3 spot on the all-time money list, behind Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Ivey. As a result of his win, Hellmuth moved past Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel and Sam Trickett to claim the #3 spot on the all-time money list.


Phil Hellmuth has gone on an INCREDIBLE two year run at the World Series of Poker.

This was Hellmuth's 7th WSOP final table appearance in the last two years. Just look at some of these results:


WSOPE Main Event, 1st
The Big One for One Drop, 4th
$10,000 HORSE, 4th
$2,500 Seven Card RAZZ, 1st


$50,000 Poker Player's Championship, 2nd
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, 2nd
$10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw, 2nd


As mentioned, Phil Hellmuth now has 13 World Series of Poker bracelets. Hellmuth continues to put distance between himself and the rest of the competition, as Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan still have 10 bracelets each.

With his victory today, Hellmuth became the first player to ever win both the World Series of Poker and World Series of Poker Europe main events.


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