Phil Hellmuth Does Not Win 12th WSOP Bracelet

Put those 12 bottles of Dom on ice a little longer...

Another close call, but Phil Hellmuth will not win his 12th WSOP bracelet today.

Hellmuth was eliminated in seventh place in Event #41 ($1,500 PLO 8oB). Had he won, this would’ve been Hellmuth’s first non-hold’em WSOP bracelet. For the…seventh…Hellmuth banks $30,633.

When he was introduced and on many hands, we heard boos and even taunts against Hellmuth. The tournament announcer warned the crowd against taunting at one point. While Hellmuth’s TV antics are way over-the-top and probably getting worse, dude has many, many more haters than he did a couple of years ago. Crazy.

In related news, John Gottlieb is currently leading Event #41. If he were to close it out, this would not be his 12th bracelet. However, he may get some coffee, because coffee is for closers.

Follow the final table here.

UPDATE: Another Brit, Steve Jelinek, takes this one down. Jelinek defeated John Gottlieb heads-up for the title, banking $245,871.


4 Responses

  1. ShamrockBaby

    June 25, 2010 7:20 am, Reply

    Well he’s one of the most insecure people on the planet and behaves atrociously. So, yeah, folks don’t like him.

  2. Chinaman

    June 25, 2010 10:47 am, Reply

    The people who whine about Phil Hellmuth are far worse than he is, especially fans of the sport who have never even played with him or met him in public. I hear he’s an asshole at the table, though anyone who plays poked consistently knows that a majority of poker players are assholes. The one time I met him he was cool and respectful, especially considering I was just some random guy saying ‘Hi.”

    The only time I’m ever guaranteed to check out tournament updates or chip counts is when Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu or Phil Ivey are still in late. Coincidentally, Negreanu and Ivey are both assholes too, they’re just less demonstrative. The Humphreys are assholes, too.

  3. ShamrockBaby

    June 25, 2010 12:45 pm, Reply

    I’ve played with him both at the Shooting Star and WSOP, multiple times. And the insecurity comes out of his pores like sweat. It makes your skin crawl. And then he berates people when things don’t go his way. He talks when other people are in hands. He contradicts the dealer. He tries to run the table. No, I’ve played with him and he can be a real jerk.

  4. Paragonbooking

    June 9, 2011 3:07 pm, Reply

    You don’t have to like him and I guarantee it he doesn’t really care. He’s still the BEST IN WORLD!¬†

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