Minneapolis player places in WSOP Seven Card Stud tournament
Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth, Jr. made WSOP history last week, winning an 11th gold bracelet in a three-day, $1,500 No-Limit Texas Hold'em event at the 38th Annual World Series of Poker. Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, who each hold ten bracelets, were on hand to present Hellmuth with his record 11th bracelet. Hellmuth was quoted as saying, "To now be at the top of the all-time [WSOP wins] list is really about as good a feeling as I have ever had." Chippy Poker's Judd Greenagel, our man in Vegas, heard a rumor that Brunson had bet an unknown player $10,000 at 40-1 that Hellmuth would win the bracelet. Hellmuth got the bracelet and Brunson pocketed $400,000 on the bet.
Other unconfirmed rumors from one of Judd's recent communiqué's...
- Phil Hellmuth, Jr. won almost $20,000 from Brunson in a putting contest during a break in an earlier tournament in the Poker Royalty Suite
- Vinny Vinh finished Day 1 of the $1000 Rebuy NLHE event with the second-highest chip count, but failed to show up for Day 2 and was blinded out in 20th place; Rumors flying around the Rio and on poker websites speculate drugs may have had something to do with Vinh's absence
- Daniel Negreanu has signed on as a member of Team Poker Stars, and his site, Full Contact Poker, will merge with PokerStars.com
- Canterbury Park regular Nez Coburn from Minneapolis placed second in a Seven Card Stud tournament