Legendary poker brat Phil Hellmuth earned his record-breaking 12th bracelet in Event #18, the $2,500 Razz, at the 2012 WSOP. This is Hellmuth’s first bracelet in a non- Hold’em event, and banks $182,793, putting Hellmuth at a cool $11,119,105 in career tournament earnings.
However, for Hellmuth, it wasn’t about the cash win.
“I can honestly say that this is the first tournament in my life that I have no idea what the prize money is,” he said. “It’s all about the bracelet.”
After learning that he had just won $182,793, Hellmuth responded happily, “That’s not bad!”
Hellmuth’s 12th win gives him bragging rights as being the top bracelet winner at the WSOP, as well as some additional cushion between himself and his next two closest competitors, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, both on his tail with 10 bracelets apiece.
Meanwhile, Phil Ivey finished second in his pursuit for his ninth WSOP bracelet, but allowed Event #17 ($10,000 PLH) slip through his fingers by finishing second. Holding the chip lead at various stages once play got to four-handed, Ivey succumbed to Andy Frankenberger heads-up, giving Frankenbuger his second bracelet in two years.
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