Dare we say…so close, yet…so far?
Phil Hellmuth almost ended his four year bracelet drought by capturing #12 in Event #16 ($10,000 2-7 NL). But alas, he fell short to stone-cold killer John Juanda.
Hellmuth held around a 3-to-1 chip advantage when heads-up play began, but Juanda chipped away, evening the stacks up, before running away with the win.
For the win, Juanda banked $367,170. He now has over $11.8M in career earnings. This was Juanda’s fourth WSOP bracelet.
Hellmuth earned $226,907 for second.
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