Hellmuth comes up just short again at WSOPEOctober 24, 2019 7:28 pm
For the second time in less than a week Phil Hellmuth came up short in his quest for a 16th World Series of Poker bracelet.
Earlier this week Hellmuth finished third in the €2,500 8-Game Mixed tournament at the WSOPE. He followed that up by getting one step closer to another WSOP title after finishing second in the €25,500 Mixed Game Championship.
Hellmuth had to settle for second behind tournament winner Besim Hot. He become the second-ever WSOP bracelet winner from Switzerland after outlasting a 45-player field that including several big names such as Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Lisandro and Shaun Deeb. Hot’s cash for the win was €385,911, which is just over $428,361 US.
When heads-up play began between Hot and Hellmuth, Hot had a slight chip lead with 24 million chips to Hellmuth’s 20.9 million. Hot indeed ran Hot throughout heads-up, never giving Hellmuth a chance to surpass him.
On the final hand of the tournament, with the game Pot-Limit Omaha, Hot raised the pot to 750,000 preflop and Hellmuth made the call. The flop showed 10c-9h-9c. After a check from Hellmuth Hot bet 500,000. Hellmuth check-raised to 2 million. Hot came back with an all-in bet and Hellmuth called putting his tournament life in jeopardy.
Hellmuth showed Ah-9d-4h-3c and Hot had Qc-Js-9s-7h, which put Hellmuth in the lead with his Ace-kicker. The Jc on the turn changed that, putting Hot in the lead with a full house. The 4c on the river was no help for Hellmuth, who was eliminated in second place to collect €238,509.
While Hot was collecting his first WSOP bracelet, Asi Moshe picked up his fourth. He claimed his fourth career WSOP bracelet by topping a 279-player field in the the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em tournament.
His cash for the win was €97,465. In his career he has 34 cashes at WSOP event, worth just over $2.2 million US.
Also picking up his first WSOP bracelet this week along with Hot was Kahle Burns. The Australian poker pro collected his first WSOP bracelet after outlasting an 83-player field in the €25,500 Platinum High Roller.
Along with his first WSOP bracelet Burns also cashed €596,883, or approximately $644,000 US. That bumped his career live-poker earning to just over $6.4 million.