It was a record-setting night at the 2023 World Series of Poker, as Phil Hellmuth won a record 17th WSOP gold bracelet. Hellmuth topped the 642-entry field in Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty to win $803,818.

Hellmuth was joined at the final table by Phil Ivey, but it was Hellmuth who got the better of these two legends clashing. Not only did Hellmuth better Ivey on the tournament’s final leaderboard, but it was Hellmuth who sent Ivey to the rail in sixth place. On that hand, Ivey’s king-ten of diamonds ran into Hellmuth’s pocket aces.

Heads-up play was between Hellmuth and Justin Zak, with Zaki looking for his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet. The match didn’t take long, ending on the very first hand of heads-up play. The two saw a flop of king-eight-four with two spades. The money went in, and it was Zaki’s seven-six of spades for a combo draw up against Hellmuth’s eight-four for two pair. The turn was another four to give Hellmuth a full house. The river didn’t give Zaki the straight flush he needed, and Hellmuth was crowned champion.

2023 WSOP Event #72 Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Phil Hellmuth United States $803,818
2nd Justin Zaki United States $496,801
3rd Tom Kunze Germany $349,737
4th Kelvin Kerber Brazil $249,876
5th Chris Savage United States $181,230
6th Phil Ivey United States $133,461
7th Brandon Steven United States $99,817
8th Marc Foggin United Kingdom $75,837
9th Abdella Ali United States $58,546

The $803,818 score Hellmuth received for winning this one is the second-largest WSOP bracelet score he's had in his storied career, behind only the €1,022,376 ($1,333,841) payday he received for winning the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event.

The victory also earned Hellmuth 804 points for the 2023 PGT leaderboard. This PGT season, Hellmuth has two wins, seven cashes, and more than $1,300,000 in winnings. His PGT success so far has equated to 1,202 points, which has him currently ranked inside the top 10. Hellmuth is now firmly above the qualifying line for the season-ending PGT Championship $1,000,000 freeroll that will be open to the top 40 players on the leaderboard.

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