Phil Hellmuth extends record with 16th career World Series of Poker victory


Phil Hellmuth received his record-extending 16th career World Series of Poker bracelet Sunday in Las Vegas, taking house an $84,951 first-place prize within the $1,500 No-limit 2-7 lowball draw occasion.

Hellmuth defeated Jake Schwartz heads as much as safe the victory. It was Hellmuth’s first WSOP win since a $5,000 No-limit maintain’em occasion in 2018, and now places him six WSOP victories forward of fellow poker legends Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, who every have 10 WSOP bracelets.

According to the WSOP, it was Hellmuth’s seventieth career WSOP closing desk look — additionally a record — and his fourth such deep run for the reason that begin of the 2021 WSOP in late September.

Hellmuth, 57, additionally completed sixth in a $25,000 HORSE event, fifth in a $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better championship and fourth in a $10,000 Seven-card Stud Championship.

Hellmuth now sits in second place within the 2021 WSOP Player of the Year race, simply behind Anthony Zinno, who received the aforementioned Seven-card stud Championship and instantly adopted that up by profitable a second 2021 WSOP bracelet in a current $1,500 HORSE event.

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