|Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth Hit the Headlines in WSOP Event Final Tables|
Poker legends Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth were the talk of Las Vegas at the 2012 World Series of Poker as both men made their respective event’s final tables.
Phil Ivey was performing well in event number 17 which was the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em. He is looking for his 9th WSOP bracelet and is in a good position to win that bracelet. He has the chip lead after winning a large amount of chips from final table rival Shaun Deeb.
Other players at the final table include names such as Andy Frankenberger, Hoyt Corkins, Manuel Bevand, Ali Eslami, Alex Venovski and Matt Marafioti. First place in this event wins $445,899 and all players at the final table can expect to earn at least $41,829.
Phil Hellmuth is looking to re-write WSOP history by claiming a record 12th WSOP bracelet in event number 18 which is the $2,500 Seven Card Razz. Hellmuth has successfully navigated his way to the final table and will be looking to add yet another WSOP bracelet to his name.
However, he has tough competition with many players at the final table holding at least one WSOP bracelet. Only Don Zewin and Jeff Misteff are the final table players without a WSOP bracelet to their name.
Other players involved in the final table include four times WSOP bracelet winner Barry Greenstein, Andy Bloch, Scott Fischman, Michael Chow, Brandon Cantu and Brendan Taylor.
If Hellmuth wins this event it will not only break his own record for the number of WSOP bracelets won by a single player in the history of the WSOP but it will also be Hellmuth’s first ever non-Hold’em bracelet win.
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