Phil Hellmuth today earned his 12th career WSOP bracelet after winning Event #18, the $2,500 7 Card Razz. The win will consolidate Hellmuth's position as the most successful player in WSOP history.
Phil Hellmuth today took another major leap into the WSOP history books after securing himself his 12th golden bracelet in Event #18, the $2,500 Seven Card Razz.
With 11 bracelets to his name - all in No Limit Hold'em events - Hellmuth was already the biggest winner in the history of the World Series.
He will now add a Razz bracelet to that record after yet another impressive achievement in Las Vegas.
With 309 runners, the $2,500 Razz event was one of the biggest ever to be played in the niche discipline, counting several of poker's biggest names in its starting line-up.
Among those who tried to stop Hellmuth on his way to the final table were the likes of Brandon Cantu, Barry Greenstein, Allen Bari and Brendan Taylor.
After taking over a solid chip lead on Day 2 of the event, Hellmuth kept up a steady pace and eventually went on to face Don Zewin heads-up for the title and the bracelet.
Hellmuth had a full three runner-up finishes during last year's series, but this year he managed to finish the job as he defeated Zewin after leading the heads-up duel throughout.
The decision fell just moments ago, and will award "The Poker Brat" a first prize payout of $182,793.
More importantly, however, is undoubtedly the 12th career bracelet, which will put Hellmuth further in the lead for all-time bracelet winners, ahead of Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, who have 10 each.
The cash prize will also bring Hellmuth's career earnings to $13,339,913 - placing him in fourth place overall on the All Time Money List behind Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.