Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth Bows Out of Tournament in 11th Place

Published on July 2nd, 2020 2:59 pm EST

The online version of the World Series tournament has begun.The first bracelet event of the year provided fans with some excitement, as Phil Hellmuth made a deep run in the event.

For a while, Hellmuth appeared poised to make a run at his 16th World Series of Poker bracelet.

As he played from his suite at the ARIA, Hellmuth took a chip lead late in the tournament, only to watch things fall apart in rapid fashion.

In the end, Hellmuth ended up bowing out in 11th place, collecting $7,872 for his troubles.


As mentioned, things fell apart quickly for Hellmuth, as he went from chip leader to out of the tournament in just 45 minutes. This included running pocket Queens into pocket Kings, Ad-Qd into A-K and then this crippling hand:


The first bracelet event of the year was only open to people playing in either Nevada or New Jersey.

The $500 buy-in event ended up attracting a total of 1,715 entries (1,195 unique players), which created a total prize pool of $771,750.

The tournament was eventually won by Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler, who took down the event for $130,425.75.


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