Hellmuth, Negreanu, Ivey and Others Held Without Bracelets

Published on July 9th, 2019 1:41 pm EST

Until next year - Plane quietly taking off into the sunset.  Las Vegas.  Illustration.It wasn't a great summer for some of the biggest names in poker.

Heading into this year's World Series of Poker, Daniel Negreanu planned to put in some serious volume in order to try and win the World Series of Poker POY award.

In some ways, Negreanu's summer could be called a success. After all, he cashed in more than a dozen events and made three final tables, including a second place finish in the $10k Seven Card Stud event.

In other ways, this summer has been a big disappointment for "Kid Poker", as he has lost money overall (according to his Vlog on Youtube) and failed to take down a bracelet.


For Phil Ivey, the summer was a disaster.

Ivey managed four cashes, including three in events with buy-ins of $1,500 or less.

Ivey's best result was an 8th place finish in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $124,410. Even that result can be counted as disappointing, as Ivey held the chip lead deep in the tournament before spectacularly flaming out.

With three of his four cashes worth a total of $3,700 or less, Ivey has to be disappointed with how his summer went.

Things didn't get any better for Ivey in the main event, as he was eliminated less than an hour after he sat down at his table.

Not a great summer for Phil Ivey.


Phil Hellmuth, who is currently #1 on the all-time bracelet list with 15 WSOP bracelets to his name, didn't make much noise at this year's World Series of Poker as well.

While Hellmuth did manage seven cashes and one final table appearance, none of these cashes came in events with a buy-in of more than $1,500. His biggest cash came in the $400 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold'em event, where he finished in 5th place for $39,460.

The main event didn't go well for Hellmuth either, as he was eliminated after a player correctly called Hellmuth's bluff. Hellmuth was none too pleased about this turn of events and exited from the tournament in typical Hellmuth fashion.


Other big names, including Justin Bonomo and Patrik Antonius, were all fairly quiet this summer as well.


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