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Hellmuth Wins 11th WSOP Bracelet

Phil Hellmuth Extends His Legend by Winning Event #15 and His 11th Gold Bracelet

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June 11, 2007 will go down in poker history as the first time a player captured an eleventh World Series of Poker gold bracelet. It may become the only day in history that can claim that distinction. Hellmuth won the $1,500 no-limit hold'em event in dominant fashion and topped fellow legends Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan as the all-time bracelet leader. "YES…YES…Oh Baby!" shouted Hellmuth after the win. He was all smiles and graciously shook the hand of runner-up Andy Philachack. The historic victory was then announced to the Amazon room, which broke out into thunderous applause.

"I haven't even looked at the money yet, it's a nice pile," said Hellmuth after the gravity of the situation hit him. He then picked up a stack of money off the pile and kissed the prize. Everyone who knows Phil knows he couldn't care less about the money at this point. He is a fanatic about poker history, and he has now increased his part in that history. "I'm ready to own all the records. I'm ready to be the man, finally," said Hellmuth.

Here is how the heads-up action played out in the CardPlayer.com event logs:

David & Goliath

The players took a short break before heads-up play and returned to the following chip stacks:

Phil Hellmuth: $5,732,000
Andy Philachack: $2,152,000

Consecutive Command

Phil Hellmuth jumped out to an even larger lead when he won the first two hands of the heads-up match. Hellmuth bet $200,000 preflop on the third hand, and Andy Philachack made the call. The flop brought J 8 2. Philachack bet $200,000 and Hellmuth raised to $700,000. Philachack folded and the third hand in a row went to Hellmuth. A board of Q 8 7 6 sat on the table when Hellmuth bet $250,000 on the next hand. Philachack called and the river brought the K. Philachack led out for $300,000 and Hellmuth quickly called. Hellmuth immediately flipped over 7 4. Philachack turned over A 9, and Hellmuth took down his fourth pot in a row.

Uneven Stacks

Philachack picked up a few pots and the chip counts were then:

Phil Hellmuth: $6,895,000
Andy Philachack: $1,000,000

Overbet Central

Philachack began to overbet at pots and it was clear he wanted to avoid postflop play with Hellmuth. It wasn't working too well, though, and Hellmuth took out another chunk from his stack to climb above $7 million.

Phil Hellmuth Wins 11th Bracelet!

Andy Philachack moved all in and Phil Hellmuth made the call. Philachack turned over A 10 and Hellmuth turned over A 3. Tension was thick in the air while the board hit the table with 9 4 3 Q J. Hellmuth won his record eleventh gold bracelet by winning the $1,500 no-limit hold'em event. He took home $637,254 in prize money, but more important, he made history by topping Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan for the all-time lead in number of World Series of Poker bracelets. Philachack was eliminated in second place and he took home $394,594 in prize money.

 
 
 
 

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Weed_head
almost 14 years ago

Congrats Phil!!!!!!! Now for you 2nd main evnt title!

 
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sperkdaddy
almost 14 years ago

unbelievable phil well done my man im very impressed by all of your tournys.

 
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bradly666
almost 14 years ago

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!Congrats from Bulgaria.

 
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KCThePlayR
almost 14 years ago

Phil- U THE MAN~~~~~~~

 
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roblarosa
almost 14 years ago

"Philachack began to over bet at pots and it was clear he wanted to avoid postflop play with Hellmuth. It wasn’t working to well though"

That should be TOO. C'mon, this is a professional publication!

 
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styler9
almost 14 years ago

how did hellmuth win the hand, A9 vs 74 ??

 
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Greg_Blues
almost 14 years ago

I'm wondering the same thing, Mike. What the hell?

 
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schtacky
almost 14 years ago

The flop that's listed was actually for the hand before the 7-4/A-9 confrontation. The writer must have missed that flop...

 
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schtacky
almost 14 years ago

I had to read it 300 times...

 
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acgail
almost 14 years ago

CHEERS PHIL

Now back to work ...time for #12

 
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PhishyBrewer
almost 14 years ago

I hate you Phil, but... nice job. Congratulations!!!

 
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MJC1234
almost 14 years ago

DAMN GO PHIL!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME JOB BROTHA I K NEW YOUD DO IT
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

 
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kickyourace
almost 14 years ago

Phil, Congrats to you. Looking for number 12 and 13 this month also. You are a credit to the game. Scott "Kickyourace" Neuman

 
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Hagean
almost 14 years ago

Hope this will give him the respect he deserves

 
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captaindavis
almost 14 years ago

in my book and im sure in many others your the all time greatest holdem player. congrats man, i'll be flying into vegas june 28 hope to see you at the rio. glad it was you to get the 11th bracelet first. hope to see many more in the future

 
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hellmuthjr99
almost 14 years ago

phil, congrats man, i'm reading the books and getting my skills up to go to WSOP 2008. hope you have 14 bracelets by then! your the best ever!

 
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ihavethesweatynutz
almost 14 years ago

congrats on the 11 bracelet phil. but ive just finished reading this book called "dirty poker" and it made me think twice about some of these so called poker pros who keep winning. i shouldnt of read it because i now feel there are alot of cheating going on in the poker world. People should take a look at this book..especially if they are new to the poker world.

 
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ProStylePoker
almost 14 years ago

Phil I knew you could do it. Congrats man, I know your on top of the world right now. You probably could have had 13 or 14 by now (not sure), but once again congrats. your the best and I buy all your books you know what your talking about.

 
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zachiavelli
almost 14 years ago

Phil...Not a big fan...But credit where credit is due...I just hope Johnny or Doyle win a couple to put you back in the back. LOL ahhh, that's a terrible thing to say but you say some terrible things to others so i guess that's karma. So congrats/Booooooo!

 
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bobinski
almost 14 years ago

Phil, this still makes you the best WSOP Hold'em player in the world. It changes nothing as far as who is the best all- around player in the world, check with this years HORSE for more insight on that topic. You should learn a new game.

 
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