Phil Hellmuth Wins His 17th Record-Extending WSOP Bracelet

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Phil Hellmuth 17th WSOP Bracelet

On Sunday, Phil won another WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty tournament, with 642 entries. Before that, Helmut had cashed 9 times. When he had only 2 big blinds left before the bubble, he agreed to the tenth ITM, but also expressed his desire for victory.

The break occurred at an opportune moment, allowing Phil to regain his composure and make a strong effort for an impressive comeback. Three times he won key coinflips with pocket jacks, he made it to the finals with a stack of 13 BB, which is not so small in this super-fast structure (only chip leader Chris Savage had much more — 66 BB).

The most spectacular hand of the final table came when there were 6 players left: Phil Ivey shoved with K T , and Hellmuth called with A A . The board came 4 Q 4 J 3 and Phil held the win, but had to be nervous before the last card came. Ivy said goodbye to the dream of the 11th bracelet, and Hellmuth opened the way to the 17th. The task was accomplished in just two short hours.

The heads-up against Justin Zaki ended after just one hand. Phil limped with 8 4 and Zaki checked with 7 6 . On the 8 K 4 flop, Hellmuth bet only 1,000,000 (less than half of the pot) and happily called the 3bet all-in. After the 4 on the turn, only a phantom straight flush could save Zaki, but instead of the right card the dealer put the ks on the table.

Final results of the WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty tournament

1Phil HellmuthUnited States$803,818
2Justin ZakiUnited States$496,801
3Tom KunzeGermany$349,737
4Kelvin KerberBrazil$249,876
5Chris SavageUnited States$181,230
6Phil IveyUnited States$133,461
7Brandon StevenUnited States$99,817
8Marc FogginUnited Kingdom$75,837
Phil Hellmuth

This win marks Hellmuth’s first victory at the WSOP since 2021, when he emerged as the champion of the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event. Nine of Hellmuth’s 17 career WSOP wins have been in No Limit Hold’em, with four additional wins in other Hold’em variants.

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