CasinoCityTimes.com

Gurus
News
Newsletter
Author Home Author Archives Author Books Send to a Friend Search Articles Subscribe
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links
Related News
Recent Articles
Best of Ryan McLane

Gaming Guru

author's picture
 

Hellmuth ties WSOP final table record

19 June 2007

Phil Hellmuth now owns a piece of the entire WSOP Triple Crown.

His final table appearance in Event #28 moved him into a first-place tie for that mark, matching TJ Cloutier's 39. Cloutier was in attendance Tuesday to congratulate Hellmuth, who then told the crowd that "there is the world, and then there is me."

Hellmuth needed to outlast just one player at Tuesday night's final table to tie the record. As usual, he showed up late, but it didn't matter because ESPN was there to capture the historic moment, delaying the start time.

The Poker Brat had an early scare on hand 18 after min-raising with pocket rockets then calling and all-in raise by big blind Brett Richey (7-4 offsuit). Phil Ivey, who was in the stands, offered Hellmuth insurance, agreeing to pay Hellmuth $90k if the Aces fell.

The bet was for not, as Hellmuth doubled through Richey. Two hands later, Luke Vrable, the table's other short-stack, was eliminated holding pocket Nines versus Ben Fineman's pocket Queens, ensuring Hellmuth the record.

Hellmuth held on for a couple more hours, benefiting from another pair of Aces in the hole. Hellmuth pushed and was called by two players, one with Aces and one with Kings. Hellmuth split the pot, adding valuable chips to his stack.

He was eventually eliminated in sixth place by Beth Shak. He went all-in with the best hand pre-lop, holding A-10s versus K-Qs, but a King sealed his fate and prevented a further run towards 12 bracelets.

Hellmuth earned $76,464, minus an undisclosed amount he lost in side bets with Ivey.

The final-table-appearance record was the last jewel in Hellmuth's Triple Crown bid.

He moved into sole possession of first place in the bracelets won catergory earlier this summer by winning his eleventh title. And he already held the most WSOP cashes thanks to ten cashes in the last two years. Tuesday's tournament was Hellmuth's 60th cash.


Mucking McLane
Hellmuth ties WSOP final table record is republished from CasinoVendors.com.
Related Links
Related News
Recent Articles
Best of Ryan McLane
Ryan McLane

Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.
Ryan McLane
Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.