WSOP 2011 – Hellmuth narrowly misses twelfth bracelet... again

WSOP 2011 – Hellmuth narrowly misses twelfth bracelet... again

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Just after we publish an Editorial lauding Phil Hellmuth he reinforces our point with another final table and another runner-up spot at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Hellmuth battled his way to the final table of the $10,000 Stud 8 Championship event, eventually taking second after losing out to Eric Rodawig heads-up.

Just last week, Hellmuth reached the final table of the $10,000 2-7 No Limit Championship and finished second to John Juanda after losing a big chip lead. This time he reached heads-up against Eric Rodawig after November Niner and Main Event runner-up John Racener was eliminated in third place, albeit with a big chip deficit. He was at his lowest point down 16-1 in chips before scooping two pots prior to the final hand.

Hellmuth got his last 280,000 chips in on the first betting round holding (Jc-Tc)-9h against Rodawig’s (Ah-8d)-3c. Rodawig’s board ran out 2-2-3 against Hellmuth’s 5-4-7 leaving the 11-time bracelet-winner drawing to an eight. He paired his jack but it wasn’t enough and he left with $273,333 but no bracelet.

The final table was a stacked one with Ali Eslami, Joe Tehan, David Benyamine and Ted Forrest boasting a big poker resume between them and finishing at the last eight. For his first WSOP victory, Eric Rodawig takes the $10,000 Stud 8 bracelet as well as $442,183. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Eric Rodawig - $442,183
2.Phil Hellmuth - $273,333
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

Tags: WSOP 2011, $10, 000 7-Card stud split 8 or better, Phil Hellmuth, Eric Rodawig, John Racener