Phil Hellmuth is one persistent motherf*cker.
After coming thisclose to capturing his 12th bracelet not once, not twice, but thrice at the 2011 WSOP, Hellmuth was immediately at it again during the World Series of Poker Europe Event #1 (€2,680 NLH Six-Handed).
Holding the chip lead at various times once the field narrowed to around 35, Hellmuth eventually bubbled the final table, finishing seventh (€24,183). However, the seventh place finish inched him closer to taking over Ben Lamb for Player of the Year honors. Hellmuth will need at least one other deep run to give him an edge over Lamb, who still has to play the November Nine final table.
Switzerland’s Guilluame Humbert outlasted the field of 360 to capture his first bracelet. For the win, Humbert banks €215,999. He defeated Japan’s Azusa Maeda (€133,471) heads-up for the title.
Get full event results here.
In related news, 2011 WSOPE Event #2 (€1,090 NLH) brought in a field of 771. As of post-time, around 30 remain, including Vanessa Selbst, a woman who likes women. Get full chip counts here.
* Image courtesy of WSOP.