Phil Hellmuth Reaches Seventh WSOP Final Table And Creates New Record
- Phil Hellmuth makes another final table and finishes second
- Hellmuth sets record for seven final table appearances
- Hellmuth took home $734,807
Phil Hellmuth came so very close to winning another event at the 2021 WSOP but fell just short as he finished in second place playing Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller.
Tough Competition At The Table
Some of the best high stakes poker players in the world took part in $50K PLO High Roller and the final table ended up with a nice mix of players from around the world. The big names at the final table were Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu who played really well and ended up playing down to the final three.
Daniel Negreanu hasn’t had a great time at the 2021 WSOP and was very keen to finish the tournament on a high note as the winner was set to walk away with over $1 million in prize money. However, the Canadian poker pro wasn’t able to move forward and was eliminated in third place.
The battle for the top spot was between Hellmuth and Jeremy Ausmus. Hellmuth was the crowd favorite but things did not go his way and he was eliminated in second place. His second place finish brought him $734,807 in prize money while Ausmus took home $1,188,918 for his first place finish.
Hellmuth Sets New WSOP Singles Record
This was the seventh WSOP final table for Phil Hellmuth and caps of a spectacular run for the Poker Brat who ended up winning his 16th WSOP bracelet at the start of the 2021 WSOP to create a new record as Hellmuth has furthered his lead as the player with the most number of WSOP bracelets.
Hellmuth also set a new record as the player with the most number of final able appearances at a WSOP event. The previous record was six final table appearances that were held by An Tran. This record dates back to 1993 as Tran made six final table appearances at the WSOP but did not win any WSOP bracelets or even end up in second place.
Hellmuth has done amazingly well for himself in not only establishing a new record but accumulating over $1.23 million from his seven final table finishes. Hellmuth is now in second place on the WSOP POY leaderboard and trails leader Josh Arieh by less than 380 points.