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Published: 5th October 2012 Written by Poker News
Updated: 3rd December 2023

phil hellmuth wins 2012 wsope main eventPhil Hellmuth wins 2012 WSOPE Main Event a Million Euros and WSOP bracelet number 13, this is Hellmuth’s second bracelet for 2012. Hellmuth stated: “This is one of the most prestigious titles in poker and to get this one, it’s right up there with the world championship.” referring to his 1989 WSOP Main Event victory.

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event had a field of 420 players which included: Jason Mercier, Scott Seiver, David Benyamine, Bertrand Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Negreanu, and Justin Bonomo.

Hellmuth also secured his lead on Antonio Esfandiari for 2012 WSOP Player of the Year and will maintain his first place position unless October Nine player Greg Merson wins the 2012 WSOP Main Event.

Phil Hellmuth Wins 2012 WSOPE Main Event

Phil Hellmuth responded by saying “I played the best poker of my life in this tournament” after defeating Sergii Baronov heads-up in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in France.

Hellmuth’s 2012 WSOPE Main Event victory pushes him ahead on most leaderboards, achievements and records, this win proved Hellmuth still has what it takes to be a World Champion.

“My game is constantly evolving. I tried some new things out that really worked this time. My game is never the same. You’ve got to constantly be improving, and that’s what I do.” – Phil Hellmuth

  • Bracelet Number 13 – most bracelets won by any player and 2nd WSOP bracelet for 2012
  • Most final table appearances and lifetime in-the-money finishes in WSOP
  • Currently first place on 2012 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard.
  • Phil’s first WSOPE bracelet and the most important one the Main Event.

2012 WSOPE Event #7 – No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-in: €10,000 + €450
Players: 420
Prize Pool: €4,032,000

2012 WSOPE Main Event Results

  1. Phil Hellmuth – €1,022,376
  2. Sergii Baranov – €632,592
  3. Stephane Albertini – €423,360
  4. Joseph Cheong – €292,320
  5. Christopher Brammer – €207,648
  6. Paul Tedeschi – €149,184
  7. Stephane Girault – €108,864
  8. Jason Mercier – €84,672
  9. Timothy Adams – €66,528

2012 WSOP Player of the Year

Phil Hellmuth will be crowned 2012 WSOP Player of the Year with the only risk of losing his title is if Greg Merson wins the 2012 WSOP Main Event. Merson has also had some impressive results winning a bracelet and three cashes at the 2012 WSOP, a Main Event victory from Merson would increase his position on the leaderboard and rob the Poker Brat of his Player of the Year title.