Phil Hellmuth Makes Final Table of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star

Published on March 12th, 2010 7:05 am EST

Phill Hellmuth  smiling at the table11 World Series of Poker bracelets. 0 WPT titles.

Despite having won 11 WSOP bracelets and over $11 million in lifetime tournament cashes, Phil Hellmuth Jr. has never won a WPT title, despite having made three final tables.

"The Poker Brat" will be looking to change that on Friday at the final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Star event.

Here are the chip counts heading into the TV final table on Friday:

1. Andy Seth, 2.16 million
2. Phil Hellmuth, 1.43 million
3. Dan O'Brien, 1.13 million
4. Mclean Karr, 1.11 million
5. Hasan Habib, 455k
6. Matt Keikoan, 371k

All six of the final table participants are guaranteed at least $117k for making it this far, with the eventual winner of the event taking home over $878k.

The closest that Phil Hellmuth has ever come to capturing a WPT title was in 2003, when he finished in third place in the World Poker Finals main event for $281,700 (this tournament was eventually won by Hoyt Corkins).

Hellmuth is in a great position to take down his first WPT title on Friday, but he'll be facing some stiff competition at the final table. Andy "BKiCe" Seth is a fantastic young player and will enter the final table with a sizable chip lead, while Hasan Habib has over $4 million in lifetime tournament cashes, including a WSOP bracelet and two WPT final table appearances.

Love him or hate him, any final table that includes Phil Hellmuth will be an entertaining one.

Can "The Poker Brat" win his first World Poker Tour title, or will he fall short once again?

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