Hellmuth Looking For His 15th Bracelet

Published on June 25th, 2017 10:44 pm EST

Phil Hellmuth caught walking down the hall with an Aria hat and dark headphones.There are currently 21 players left in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship event, and one of those players is the "Poker Brat" himself, Phil Hellmuth.

Phil Hellmuth currently owns 14 World Series of Poker bracelets, with his most recent coming in the $10,000 Seven-Card RAZZ event in 2015. Hellmuth continues to put distance between himself and the rest of the field in the WSOP bracelet race, as he currently sits four ahead of the rest of the pack. Three men - Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson - currently own 10 bracelets each, though Ivey is MIA at the World Series of Poker, while Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson are rarely seen in events.

With Phil Ivey not playing much at the World Series of Poker in recent years, you have to go far down the list to find anybody who would seemingly have even an outside chance of catching Hellmuth at this point, assuming that Ivey continues to play sparingly at the WSOP. Names such as Daniel Negreanu (6 bracelets) and Jason Mercier (5 bracelets) are active and have done well in recent years, though both men are still far off of Hellmuth's pace.


The remainder of the field in the $10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship is filled with multiple bracelet winners.

In addition to Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Abe Mosseri, John Monnette, Jonathan Duhamel, Brock Parker and Benny Glaser are all still alive in the event, and all of these men have multiple WSOP bracelets to their names.

If Phil Hellmuth wants to win his 15th bracelet in this event, he is going to have to work for it.


Here are the remaining chip stacks in the event:

Jameson Painter, 690,000
Benny Glaser, 560,000
Brock Parker, 459,000
Randy Ohel, 440,000
Chris Wallace, 431,000
Phil Hellmuth, 430,000
Andrew Kelsall, 410,000
Mack Lee, 390,000
Todd Brunson, 284,000
Jonathan Duhamel, 263,000
Abe Mosseri, 220,000
Dan Shak, 203,000
Richard Ashby, 195,000
Alex Luneau, 190,000
Chris Ferguson, 145,000
Christopher Vitch, 127,000
John Monnette, 95,000
Daniel Negreanu, 80,000
Richard Chiovari, 36,000
Brett Richey, 30,000


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