Phil Hellmuth Gunning for First WPT Title

Phil Hellmuth is in contention for that ever-elusive(TM) first WPT title.

While Phil Hellmuth may have 11 WSOP bracelets and a NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship title to his credit, he’s still never one a World Poker Tour event.

Maybe that changes this week. Could the re-evaluation of his game that Daniel Negreanu tweeted about last week be working this quickly?

With 27 players remaining, Hellmuth is the chip leader at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, stacked at 550,000. He’s followed by Hasan Habib, who is still alive, with 496,000.

Other notables remaining include Nick Schulman (381,500), a near shoe-in for WPT Player of the Year now Faraz Jaka (332,500), Chau Giang (307,500), and NAPT Venetian winner Thomas Marchese (117,500).

Get full chip counts here.


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