Minneapolis player places in WSOP Seven Card Stud tournament
class=img_thumbleft>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
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