Hellmuth adds another bracelet to his collection
After busting out of the WSOP Main Event in spectacular fashion, Phil Hellmuth focused on the $5,000 NLHE event. With a total of 452 entries, it was an impressive field, but it didn't take long for the action to dwindle down to a small handful of players. The Poker Brat showed that he still has some skills, finally taking down the tournament to earn his 15th WSOP bracelet.
Hellmuth found himself going head to head against Steven Wolansky, a two-time bracelet winner, in the final showdown. He held a slight chip lead going into the final hand when Wolansky moved all in with A-9. Hellmuth responded and flipped the cards to reveal pocket 3s. He secured the victory, as well as the bracelet and a $485,082 pot, when the board rewarded him with a three on the flop.
This was the first bracelet for Hellmuth since 2015 when he won the $1,500 Razz tournament. he said of the bracelet afterward,"I'm humbled. It's humbling. Thirteen in Europe was really humbling for me. And so is fourteen, and so is fifteen." That's a lot of humbling.
Hellmuth has only scored five cashes at the WSOP this year. His best win was a little more than $6,000 at the $3,000 NLHE Shootout.