Phil Hellmuth Trying to Win His 12th WSOP Bracelet

Published on June 10th, 2012 2:05 am EST

World Series of Poker - WSOP - ChipsBoth Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth made deep runs in World Series of Poker events on Saturday, and both players have the opportunity to add to their bracelet collections on Sunday.

Phil Hellmuth is currently third in chips in the $2,500 RAZZ event with just 18 players left. Hellmuth finished Day 2 of the event with 287,500 in chips, just behind tournament chip leader Brandon Cantu (298,500).

Hellmuth had this to say on Twitter:

"287,500 in WSOP Razz, finished STRONG! 18 left, ave chips 128K. Knock knock #12, let me in!"

This was the 89th World Series of Poker cash in Hellmuth's career. A final table for Hellmuth would be the 46th WSOP final table of his career, while a bracelet would be the 12th bracelet of his career. Hellmuth is looking to put some distance between himself and both Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson, who each own 10 World Series of Poker bracelets.

Note: a win for Hellmuth in the RAZZ event would give him his first non-Hold'em bracelet of his career


Phil Ivey also has a chance to win a bracelet on Sunday, as he is currently one of the last 17 players remaining in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event.

Ivey enters play on Sunday with 180,000 in chips, well behind the 961k stack that chip leader Manuel Bevand finished Day 2 with.

Ivey currently has eight World Series of Poker bracelets. A win on Sunday would move Ivey into a tie with Johnny Moss on the all-time bracelet list.


Plenty of eyes will be on the World Series of Poker on Sunday as Hellmuth and Ivey try to win bracelets.


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