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Phil Hellmuth misses Bracelet #12 Again

by Jeremy

Just a couple of weeks ago, Phil Hellmuth was battling John Juanda for the 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. Unfortunately for Hellmuth, he failed in his attempt at winning bracelet #12, despite carrying a 3-1 chip advantage into the heads-up match with Juanda.

In the Seven Card Stud Championship Hi-Lo (8′s or Better) event, Hellmuth once again found himself on the verge of winning a twelfth bracelet. However, this time he was at a 3-1 chip disadvantage going into a heads-up match against Eric Rodawig. The disadvantage turned out to be too large of a deficit for the Poker Brat as he finished runner-up yet again. After missing out on another opportunity to distance himself from other bracelet holders as the all-time leader, Hellmuth is in danger of being in a five-year bracelet drought.

In regards to the winner, Rodawig, he was hardly known by anyone in the poker community prior to this big victory. He had just two WSOP cashes coming into the tournament, but his third cash definitely got the attention of the poker world.

As for other big finishers in this tournament, 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener took third place, thus proving that he is indeed a great player. In addition to Racener, Ted Forrest also made a strong run at the title after finishing in fourth place. But after busting out in fourth, Forrest is now in a 7-year drought in regards to gold bracelets. French player David Benyamine is yet another top player who had a strong finish in this event after taking fifth place.

Here is a look at the final table results:

1. Eric Rodawig, $442,183
2. Phil Hellmuth, $273,233
3. John Racener, $171,122
4. Ted Forrest, $123,904
5. David Benyamine, $96,836
6. Mikhail Savinov, $77,222
7. Joe Tehan, $62,710
8. Ali Eslami, $51,750
9. Antony Lellouche, $43,317

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