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Published: 11th June 2012 Written by Poker News
Updated: 4th December 2023

phil hellmuth wsop braceletPhil Hellmuth wins 12th WSOP Bracelet in Event #18: Seven Card Razz, of the 43rd World Series of Poker. Hellmuth proves he’s got what it takes to be a champion by extending his bracelet lead on Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan who both have earned 10 WSOP bracelets.

This is Phil Hellmuth first non-holdem bracelet to add to his collection, last year Hellmuth was unsuccessful at capturing gold and finished runner up in three 2011 WSOP events. Hellmuth hasn’t won a World Series of Poker tournaments since 2007.

Hellmuth’s 12th WSOP bracelet for first place finish in the event #18 is worth more than his $182,793 winnings for the event.

Phil Ivey almost won his 9th WSOP bracelet but was instead beaten by Andy Frankenberger heads-up in WSOP Event #17: Pot-Limit Hold’em.

Phil Hellmuth wins 12th WSOP Bracelet

Phil Hellmuth was up against a tough field of players with five WSOP bracelet winners on the final table including: Brandon Cantu, Scott Fischman, Brendan Taylor, Barry Greenstein and Michael Chow.

Phil Hellmuth eliminated Brandon Cantu in third place and was heads-up with Don Zewin who has 18 WSOP cashes to his name since 1989. The epic heads-up battle lasted over three hours, with Hellmuth taking down first place in the end.

2012 WSOP Event #18: Seven Card Razz
Buy-in: $2,500
Prize pool: $702,975
Players: 309

2012 WSOP Event #18 Results

  1. Phil Hellmuth – $182,793
  2. Don Zewin – $113,024
  3. Brandon Cantu – $74,269
  4. Scott Fischman – $54,248
  5. Brendan Taylor – $40,167

For all the results of Event #18 Seven Card Razz see the World Series of Poker website.

Phil Hellmuth WSOP Bracelets

WSOP EventTournamentPrize
1989 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em World Championship$755,000
1992 WSOPLimit Hold’em$168,000
1993 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$161,400
1993 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$173,000
1993 WSOPLimit Hold’em$138,000
1997 WSOPPot Limit Hold’em$204,000
2001 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$316,550
2003 WSOPLimit Hold’em$171,400
2003 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$410,860
2006 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$631,863
2007 WSOPNo Limit Hold’em$637,254
2012 WSOPSeven-Card Razz$182,793

Phil Ivey misses 9th WSOP Bracelet

While Phil Hellmuth was playing heads-up with Don Zewin, Phil Ivey was also on the final table of WSOP Event #17: Pot-Limit Hold’em. Phil Ivey even had the chip lead going into his heads-up match with Andy Frankenberger, but was unsuccessful in claiming his 9th WSOP bracelet finishing in 2nd place.

2012 WSOP Event #17: Pot-Limit Hold’em
Buy-in: $10,000
Prize pool: $1,682,600
Players: 179

2012 WSOP Event #17 Results

  1. Andy Frankenberger – $445,899
  2. Phil Ivey – $275,559
  3. Ali Eslami – $199,623
  4. Alexander Venovski – $147,345
  5. Manuel Bevand – $110,731