Hellmuth is Deep in Event #48 ($5,000 No Limit Hold'em)

Published on June 29th, 2016 6:54 pm EST

Phil Hellmuth at the World Series of Poker 2016 in Las Vegas wearing a Aria Hotel black hat and sunglassesPhil Hellmuth is still alive in Event #48 ($5,000 No Limit Hold'em) with just 13 of the original 524 entrants remaining.

Hellmuth making a deep run in a World Series of Poker event is always notable as he is the all-time bracelet leader with 14 WSOP victories to his name. Hellmuth, who won the WSOP main event in 1989, has 100+ World Series of Poker cashes and over 50 final table appearances.


Back in 2009, most people assumed that it would just be a matter of time before Phil Ivey caught Hellmuth for the all-time bracelet lead. At the conclusion of the 2009 WSOP, Hellmuth had 11 World Series of Poker bracelet while Ivey had 7.

To the surprise of many, however, both men have won three World Series of Poker bracelets since 2009, with Hellmuth's most recent bracelet coming in 2015 and Ivey's most recent coming in 2014. With Ivey choosing to focus on cash games in Macau and names like Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan (both with 10 bracelets) largely inactive, Phil Hellmuth has a chance to extend his lead to five bracelets.


Hellmuth will have to do some work to win his 15th World Series of Poker bracelet later today, as he is one of the short stacks.

Here are the chip counts as of this moment:

Ankush Mandavia, 1,900,000
Pedro Oliveira, 1,580,000
Christian Nilles, 1,420,000
Max Silver, 1,350,000
Daniel Strelitz, 1,305,000
Thiago Macedo, 1,220,000
Joe Cada, 1,150,000
Sergey Lebedev, 1,050,000
Sean Getzwiller, 960,000
Kyle Julius, 780,000
Phil Hellmuth, 725,000
Quan Zhou, 540,000


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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