Legendary poker player Phil Hellmuth was crowned with his 16th World Series of Poker bracelet in a rare bracelet ceremony appearance at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 18.
“I’ve wanted a deuce-to-seven bracelet ever since the 1980’s because it was the coolest bracelet to win. It’s the one tournament that Chip, Doyle, and all the big named poker players showed up for,” said Hellmuth. “I’ve been fighting so hard for this bracelet for so long, and my game has gotten better and better. I’ve worked really hard at it and I know all these tricks because I’ve been playing since the eighties. It feels really good.”
Hellmuth’s win comes following the defeat of 272 entrants in Event 31, the $1,500 buy-in No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, to take home $84,951.
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