Second time wasn’t a charm for Phil Hellmuth, as he runner-upped another event at the 2011 WSOP (Event #33 – $10,000 7CS 8oB), just missing out (again) on his 12th bracelet.
Hellmuth is quickly becoming the Jack Nicklaus of poker, who had 19 second places in majors to go along with his record 18 total titles. Hellmuth now has 8 second place finishes to go along with his 11 WSOP bracelets. Like Nicklaus, who was far from beloved at the start of his career, there’s been a palpable turning of the tide in sentiment towards Hellmuth recently–and specifically at this WSOP. Hellmuth even has a younger [why’s he gotta be black?] challenger nipping at the heels of his record in the Tiger Woods of PokerTM, Phil Ivey.
For the second, Hellmuth banked $273,233, pushing his 2011 WSOP earnings just over $500k.
In related news, Eric Rodawig of Arlington, VA won his first bracelet in this event, earning $442,183.
John Racener finished third ($171,122), Ted Forrest fourth ($123,904), and David Benyamine fifth (96,836 glazed donuts).
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