Phil Hellmuth won his record-extending 17th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. This one took some grit, as the final table took 16 hours, finishing around 5:30 a.m. this morning and included the man who sits at number two on the all-time WSOP bracelet list with 10, Phil Ivey.
Hellmuth added $803,818 to his WSOP lifetime haul, pushing his WSOP tournament winnings over the $17 million mark.
Hellmuth’s last bracelet came in 2021. He won his first when he won the Main Event at the age of 24 in 1989. The now 58 year-old averages winning a WSOP bracelet ever two years or so. Hellmuth has won multiple bracelets in three years, 1993 when he won three, and 2003 and 2012, when he won two (one of those came in Europe).
He had a five-year drought between 2007 and 2012, the longest of his career. He’s won all but three of his bracelets playing in limit or no limit hold’em events.
The $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em had a prize pool of $5,970,600 generated by 642 entrants. At one time during the final table, Hellmuth was down to two blinds.
“I came back from one of those breaks, I had sixty thousand left. The blinds were fifteen and thirty. I just knew I needed to make it to that break,” he told the WSOP.
When he won the final hand, he jumped up and ran around the nearly-empty Paris ballroom in celebration.
Hellmuth was having a lukewarm 2023 before securing his 17th bracelet. While he cashed nine times this year, his best finish until today was two eleventh places. But he’s rolling with it.
“You know, maybe part of the reason I busted the Pot Limit Omaha was to come and win this. You know, maybe part of the reason I busted the deuce to seven was so I could get rest,” he said.
He won’t have much time to rest, as he’s scheduled to speak at a ceremony honoring the late Doyle Brunson at 11:30.
Someone update this list, stat!
Final 10 of $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
|1||Phil Hellmuth||United States||$803,818|
|2||Justin Zaki||United States||$496,801|
|5||Chris Savage||United States||$181,230|
|6||Phil Ivey||United States||$133,461|
|7||Brandon Steven||United States||$99,817|
|8||Marc Foggin||United Kingdom||$75,837|
|9||Abdella Ali||United States||$58,546|
|10||Lawrence Brandt||United States||$45,938|
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