Phil Hellmuth Breaks WSOP Single Series Final Table Record
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Phil Hellmuth fell one spot shy of his 17th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet early Sunday morning in Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, but he set an impressive record in the process.
The 1989 world champ reached his seventh final table of the 2021 series, breaking a 28-year record held by An Tran. In 1993, Tran made a final table in six bracelet events, but had very little success late in the tournaments. He not only didn't win a bracelet that year, but he didn't even finish runner-up in any of those final table appearances.
Continues to Crush It
Hellmuth, on the other hand, has performed well in his final table opportunities. The "Poker Brat" has one bracelet this fall to go along with a pair of runner-up finishes. He won his 16th bracelet, extending his own record, back in October when he shipped Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw.
At Saturday's PLO high roller final table, which finished up in the wee hours of Sunday morning, he had a shot at bracelet 17 during three-handed play, and even held the chip lead on multiple occasions, but couldn't quite pull it off. Jeremy Ausmus, instead won the bracelet, his second of the series and third overall. Daniel Negreanu took third place, and once again came up short of a bracelet at a final table.
Phil Hellmuth's 2021 WSOP Final Table Appearances
|9||$10,000 Omaha Hi Lo Championship||5th||$80,894|
|19||$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship||4th||$54,730|
|31||$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||1st||$84,951|
|36||$10,000 Dealers Choice Championship||2nd||$153,493|
|78||$10,000 Razz Championship||8th||$31,411|
|84||$50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller||2nd||$734,807|
Still Losing POY Race
The 2021 WSOP Player of the Year race has been so competitive that Hellmuth isn't winning despite setting a single-series record with seven final table appearances. Josh Arieh, who won two bracelets this fall, is holding on to a slim lead over the 16-time bracelet winner.
Arieh, who finished seventh in the $50k PLO, entered Sunday's action with 3,996.87 points, while Hellmuth is in second place at 3,664.09. Had Hellmuth beaten Ausmus heads-up for the bracelet, he would have received enough points to jump into the lead. Speaking of Ausmus, he's now still in contention at 3,272.57 points.
Arieh is having a banner 2021 WSOP. He's won two bracelets and cashed in 11 events. Hellmuth and Arieh both entered and busted Event #85: $50,000 High Roller on Sunday short of the money. So, they won't rack up any additional points heading into the final few events.
Negreanu, however, late registered for the NLH high roller and quickly spun up a stack. At the time of publishing, he was near the top of the chip counts with 16 out of 113 players remaining. The GGPoker ambassador is still within striking distance of POY at 2,975.30 points. He'd need to win his first bracelet in eight years to catch up to Arieh heading into the final two days of the series. "DNegs," who won it in 2004 and 2013, is the only two-time Player of the Year.
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- 8 WSOP 2021: Read Phil Ivey's Top WSOP Tips
- 9 WSOP 2021: 8 Things Poker Players Should Definitely Bring to the WSOP - and 2 You Shouldn't!
- 10 How to Enter the WSOP 2021 Freezeout Events
- 11 Is It Worth Playing Cash Games During the WSOP?
- 12 What Game Should You Pick in Dealer’s Choice?
- 13 What We've Learned from the First Week of the 2021 WSOP
- 14 Hands That Helped GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon Win 1st WSOP Gold Bracelet
- 15 GGPoker Successfully Brings Online Flip & Go Concept to Live 2021 WSOP
- 16 Jason Koon, Connor Drinan Lead 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Race
- 17 Anthony Zinno in Exclusive One-Player Club Following Fourth WSOP Title
- 18 Looking Back At The Illustrious History of the Poker Players Championship
- 19 Phil Hellmuth Blows Up AGAIN; Rails Against WSOP POY Rules
- 20 Poker Fan Loses Job, Twitch Streamer Gifts Him WSOP Main Event Package
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- 25 Poker Community Buys Man Facing Terminal Cancer into WSOP Main Event
- 26 Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 WSOP Main Event
- 27 WSOP Temporarily Goes on Lockdown Over Suspect's "Suspicious Item"
- 28 Did Phil Hellmuth's Sex Ban Lead to 1989 WSOP Main Event Glory?
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- 30 Aces Cracked Leaves Kevin Campbell as the 2021 WSOP Main Event Bubble
- 31 Quads Vs. Quads Sends Chang Liu Home Near WSOP Main Event Bubble
- 32 The Muck: Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Wants to End Max Late Reg
- 33 Doyle Brunson Proves He Still Has it Despite WSOP Main Event Exit
- 34 Phil "Gandalf" Hellmuth Makes Grand Entrance in 2021 WSOP Main Event
- 35 Chris Moneymaker Makes Late Decision to Play WSOP Main Event
- 36 Who is GGPoker Ambassador and YouTube Vlogger 'Greg Goes All In?'
- 37 The Muck: Poker Twitter Debates Potential Angle-Shooting in WSOP Main Event
- 38 Nick Rigby Plays the 2-3 "Dirty Diaper" in 2021 WSOP Main Event
- 39 Is Josh Arieh Running Away with WSOP Player of the Year?
- 40 'Wedding Crashers' & 'Old School' Star Vince Vaughn to Join WSOP's Move to Strip in 2022
- 41 Eli Elezra Selected as 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee
- 42 Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn Suffers Bad Beat in His First WSOP Tournament
- 43 Players Implement Covid Contract During WSOP $250K Super High Roller
- 44 How Much Money Did Players at the WSOP Main Event Final Table Really Make?
- 45 Phil Hellmuth Breaks WSOP Single Series Final Table Record
- 46 Daniel Negreanu's Most Mind-Boggling WSOP Stat at the Rio
- 47 Josh Arieh a Surprising 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Winner