Can Phil Hellmuth Win His 12th World Series of Poker Bracelet on Thursday?Published on June 24th, 2010 7:20 am EST
Phil Hellmuth will attempt to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday in Event #41 ($1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better) of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
847 players registered to play in this event, and by the end of Day 2, only 15 remained.
One of those 15 players is Phil Hellmuth, who managed to finish Day 2 with the fourth largest stack (331,000).
Hellmuth will enter the third and final day of the event chasing Ryan Karp (564,000), Steve Jelinek (538,000) and Joel Ettedgi (419,000). Barry Greenstein is also still alive in this event, as he managed to finish Day 2 with around 204k in chips.
As mentioned, Phil Hellmuth will be attempting to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday. His eleven bracelets have all come in Hold’em events, so I’m sure that Hellmuth would be particularly pleased if he managed to win a bracelet in a non-Hold’em event.
A 12th bracelet would give Hellmuth some breathing room over the likes of Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson, who both own 10 World Series of Poker bracelets. In addition, Hellmuth has to be mindful of the hard-charging Phil Ivey, who was able to secure his eighth WSOP bracelet just a few days ago in the $3k HORSE event.
This is Hellmuth’s third cash and second deep run of the 2010 World Series of Poker, as he also managed to finish in 15th place in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event in early June.
First place in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better is $245,871, while second place is $151,884. Hellmuth is currently fourth on the all time money list ($11,370,387), well behind Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Jamie Gold.
Can Phil Hellmuth win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet on Thursday? We’ll soon find out - final day action in Event #41 gets under way at 2:30 pm local time on Thursday afternoon.
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