Phil Hellmuth Takes Instant Heads-Up Win for 17th WSOP Bracelet and Over $800,000

Phil Hellmuth Takes Instant Heads-Up Win for 17th...

Phil Hellmuth’s WSOP dominance is becoming increasingly difficult to end. The record holder since 2006, he extended his lead earlier this week by earning his title win in Event 72: $10,000 NL Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty. Now, the American has 17 gold bracelets and his prize money has reached $803,818.

Hellmuth is not only the biggest winner in the series’ history, but also the record runner-up. . But his heads-up performance in the 72nd was brilliant and the first hand was over. When the dealer flopped 8♠K♣4♠, Justin Zaki went all-in and watched his opponent call instantly with 8♣4♥. With a 7♠6♠ advantage, Zaki lost the match on turn 4 and the K♠ river.

In the Financial Times, Hellmuth also received a bounty from another poker legend, his countryman Phil Ivey. In six hands, with A?A♥, he immediately called the ten-time champion’s opening with K?10?. 4♠Q♥4♥J♥3♣ The board didn’t save Ivey, he fell by the wayside.

The WSOP had 642 entries and $5,970,600 in prize money. See how much each finalist won:

1. Phil Hellmuth (USA) $803,818

2. Justin Zaki (USA) $496,801

3. Tom Kunze (Germany) $349,737

4. Kelvin Kerber (Brazil) $249,876

5. Chris Savage (USA) $181,230

6. Phil Ivey (USA) $133,461

7. Brandon Steven (USA) $99,817

8. Mark Fokkin (UK) $75,837

9. Abdullah Ali (USA) $58,546

10. Lawrence Brandt (USA) $45,938

Phil Hellmuth Takes Instant Heads-Up Win for 17th...


  • Zulauf.emmalee

    This text highlights Phil Hellmuth’s dominance in the WSOP, as he continues to extend his lead in gold bracelets and prize money. It also mentions his impressive performance in the 72nd event, where he defeated Justin Zaki.

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