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Phil Hellmuth Wins 10th Bracelet

By July 26, 2006

Woot! The Poker Brat did it! When I went to bed, Phil Hellmuth was solidly ahead, but sometime while I slumbered, he let Juha Helppi take the chip lead. Luckily, a pair of cowboys (kings) saddled up to the table and helped Hellmuth take back the stacks, and after that, it was a smooth ride to the finish. The final hand was Hellmuth AJ vs. Helppi's A9 -- Helppi got no help from the flop, turn, or river, and finished 2nd, earning $331,144 for his work. Hellmuth earned $631,863, and a place with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan as the only three players with 10 World Series of Poker Bracelets.

After his win, Hellmuth said "I said this the other day, I said I'd pay a million dollars to win a bracelet, but (I) had to win it. I didn't know if I'd get there because I came close three times this trip. I'm just so, so happy."

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