Published on June 12th, 2007 6:01 pm EST

Maybe we need to hold off on saying that "live pros" are overmatched by the online crowd.

Phil Hellmuth Jr. gave a truly dominating performance last night in capturing his record-breaking 11th World Series of Poker bracelet. Hellmuth vaulted ahead of Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson to take sole possession of the record for most WSOP bracelets. The win was never really in doubt, as Hellmuth completely dominated the final table, making good call after good call.

Phil Hellmuth PhotoThis is Hellmuth's second bracelet in as many years. Combine that with the fact that Hellmuth almost won two bracelets last year (he finished second in an event) and you have a truly masterful performance by arguably the best No Limit Hold'em tournament player in the world.

Sure, you may dislike him, but can you really argue with his results? Can you make a case of him NOT being the best No Limit Hold'em tournament player around? Sure, he might not dominate the cash games, and he might be a big loser at Chinese Poker, but so what - he's a dominant tournament player.

He carved through a tournament field of thousands and captured yet another bracelet. The old lion roared last night, and sent a strong message to all of the "young phenoms" - Phil Hellmuth Jr. isn't going anywhere.


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