And That Makes 11 for Phil Slot Gacor Hari Ini … a Tribute

Phil Slot Gacor Hari Ini, one of the greatest tournament poker players ever, breaks yet another record. First, at the age of 24, he was the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event in 1989, defeating and preventing Johnny Chan from getting a record breaking win #3.

Then, in a controversial 2006 WSOP, Phil grabbed the record for most WSOP cashes at 50. He later went on to win his 10th bracelet, tying a record held by Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan.

2007 increased Phil’s WSOP record for number cashes (63) and ties TJ Cloutier for number of final tables (39).

But the big news is that Phil has won his 11th WSOP bracelet in, what else, Texas Hold ‘Em. The $1,500 No Limit Hold ‘Em event, to be precise, where he beat out 2,627 other players to take home the $637,254 first prize. Phil’s 11 bracelets have all been in Texas Hold ‘Em.

That win also put him in 7th place for all-time WSOP winnings at just over $5.6 million.

Phil Hellmuth is known as the “Poker Brat”, and with good reason. His affinity for throwing fits and demeaning other players is legendary, more so than his amazing poker career. He is oft quoted as saying, “If it weren’t for luck, I’d win every tournament.” Well Phil, I’ve seen plenty of cases where if it weren’t for luck, you would have been busted out yourself. But hey, if it weren’t for luck, we probably wouldn’t play the game.

Whatever you think of the guy, there’s no dismissing his talent. The man is a force to contend with on the felt, and anybody (un)lucky enough to be at the same table as him is in for a lesson they’ll not soon forget… most likely in how to spell “poker”.

Well, things moved pretty fast early on with both Andrew and Stu doing rebuys in the first 30 minutes. Things continued to move fast as Andrew was knocked out in the first hour, and Cory joined the quick-rebuy club.

Things slowed down quite a bit after this, as play continued through the rebuy cutoff before John was knocked out, followed by newcomer Stephanie, then Jared. Action continued as Martin, (the other) John, Cory, and Stu battled it out to keep from being the one to burst the bubble.

After some chip trading went on, (the other) John – who was short stacked the entire time – finally went out after doubling up on two ocassions.

Now that everybody was in the money, play became bolder with a bit more preflop raising going on. Cory eventually went out in third after his King high failed to improve against Stu’s pocket Queens.

With heads up between Martin and Stu, things got aggressive. Very few flops were seen, and only a couple hands were actually completed to the river.

After losing a sizable pot to Martin, Stu played much looser, much to Martin’s chagrin… especially after being sucked out on twice. Sometimes you just have to get lucky to win, and Stu was on a suck-out roll.

However, the final hand had fairly even odds as both players went all in preflop. Stu’s luck continued as he paired Jacks, and Martin’s two-way draw failed to improve.

All in all, a very well played game all around… well, most of the time anyway 😉

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