Phil Hellmuth won 16th WSOP bracelet
Hellmuth's hunt for the 16th WSOP bracelet was crowned with success. However, he did it not right away, as he lost in the WSOP 2021 finals four times. After one of the fails, Hellmuth even threatened to set fire to the casino.
Finally, in WSOP #31 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament, the poker pro managed to achieve success. This is his first gold bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Draw discipline at WSOP. 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament collected 272 entries and prize pool reached the mark of $363 120. The winner got the biggest part of this amount, namely $85 000.
However, not everything went smoothly for Hellmuth in this tournament. At some point, PokerBrat was on the verge of knockout, but on the second day Phil took the chip lead.
Dario Sammartino also played at the final table. At WSOP 2019, the Italian pro became ME runner-up, but in this tournament he finished sixth with a payout of $13 000.
In heads-up, Phil fought against Jake Schwartz. Jake tried his best to prevent Hellmuth from winning the 16th bracelet, but he failed. There is an interesting fact – Phil won his first bracelet in 1988, while Jake was still in school in those years.
WSOP Event #31 results
- Phil Hellmuth – $85 000
- Jake Schwartz – $52 000
- Chris Vitch – $36 000
- Rep Porter – $26 000
- Joshua Faris – $18 000
- Dario Sammartino – $13 000