Phil Hellmuth Wins WSOP Bracelet #12
The wait is over for poker pro Phil Hellmuth. He won his 12th World
Series of Poker bracelet by taking first place in the $2,500 Razz
event at this year’s World Series of Poker. Hellmuth had to
beat a field of 308 players to win the first prize of $182,793 and
The field in the Razz event was a good one and Hellmuth had quite
a heads-up battle with Don Zewin to win the title. "I can honestly
say that this is the first tournament in my life that I have no
idea what the prize money is," Hellmuth said, "It's all
about the bracelet."
Hellmuth nearly won his 12th bracelet last year in the 2011 World
Series of Poker but finished second three times. This time he would
not be denied in the Razz event. When play got down to the final
two players, Hellmuth had a 5-1 chip lead. Zewin would not go easily
though as he actually got back into the match and nearly even in
chips before Hellmuth regained control. The heads-up battle lasted
more than two hours before Hellmuth won the title. “I've been
waiting for this since '07," said Hellmuth. "I'll have
to break out some new hats that say 12 on the side."
Hellmuth is the all-time leader in WSOP bracelets with 12. Doyle
Brunson and Johnny Chan are second with 10 each. Hellmuth also is
the all-time leader in World Series of Poker cashes with 89.