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    Default The Poker Brat is Back

    Phil Hellmuth is having a great series so far. He's finished runner-up twice, coming so close to bracelet no.12. I believe he also had a deep run in another event. And he's now made it to the final table of the $50k Players' Championship. Play resumes tomorrow, and here are the chip counts:

    1 Minh Ly 5,215,000
    2 Brian Rast 2,660,000
    3 Matt Glantz 2,535,000
    4 George Lind 2,315,000
    5 Phil Hellmuth 2,245,000
    6 Owais Ahmed 1,425,000
    7 Ben Lamb 1,180,000
    8 Jason Lester 920,000
    9 Scott Seiver 725,000

    Note: the official final table is 8 players.

    When play resumes tomorrow (3pm Vegas time) the players will be seated as follows:

    1 Brian Rast 2,660,000
    2 George Lind 2,315,000
    3 Phil Hellmuth 2,245,000
    4 Owais Ahmed 1,425,000
    5 Scott Seiver 725,000
    6 Minh Ly 5,215,000
    7 Ben Lamb 1,180,000
    8 Jason Lester 920,000
    9 Matt Glantz 2,535,000

    I know Hellmuth is an idiot most of the time and there's a lot to dislike about him, but I can't help rooting for him.

    BTW, he's also doing very well in the POY (Player of the Year) standings too....

    1 Ben Lamb 572.65
    2 Chris Moorman 486.20
    3 Bertrand Grospellier 479.25
    4 Phil Hellmuth 458.25
    5 Samuel Stein 416.13
    6 Joe Ebanks 410.25
    7 Mikhail Lakhitov 401.80
    8 Jason Mercier 385.33
    9 Mitch Schock 364.81
    10 Sean Getzwiller 343.00

    How do you feel? Would you like to see him win bracelet no.12? Or would you prefer to see a blow-up, Hellmuth style?

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    I would like to see Helmuth win. With Doyle skipping the WSOP possibly forever, Phil may assume the role of the Godfather of Poker if he can cement it with another big win like the 50,000 event event or the main event. I know a lot of you are gagging at the thought, but he is doing well in this WSOP. I must admit I am getting a little queasy myself.

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    Woah, Hellmuth is chip leader with 4 remaining:

    Phil Hellmuth 8,825,000
    Minh Ly 5,260,000
    Brian Rast 3,815,000
    Owais Ahmed 1,300,000

    There's a live stream on ESPN3.com, but that's not working for me. So I'm just going to monitor the official website and follow it on twitter.

    The race for POY is now very interesting. You'll see in the standings that I posted above, Ben Lamb is leading. Well, he finished 8th in this event and added 86.40 to his total... putting him on 659.05. With 4 players remaining, Hellmuth will be on at least 616.65. Here's how the points are awarded:

    Place Points
    1st 360
    2nd 252
    3rd 180
    4th 158.4
    5th 136.8
    6th 118.8
    7th 100.8

    So Hellmuth has to finish in the top two to take the lead. Since he's chipleader with four remaining, the odds of that are pretty good.

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    I didn't think I'd ever say it, but I'm actually rooting for him.

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    And it's heads-up now. Hellmuth with 10m vs. Rast with 9m.

    Come on!

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    Whatever happens, Hellmuth has had a superb series.

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    He's had to settle for 2nd again.

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    He was so close to getting no.12. At one point I think he had about 85% of the chips (16m vs. 3m or thereabouts) and it looked just a matter of time before Hellmuth would win. But Rast doubled up a couple of times and hit some nice hands. On the final hand he flopped the nuts.

    Hellmuth must be gutted, coming runner-up three times this series. But he should be proud of how he's played this series and it looks like he has the POY title in the bag. GG Phil.

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