Stuart Fox has been with us for a very long time, and he has been on the live tournament circle for a while too, long enough to know how to finish at the pointy end of big fields.
He made his 3rd sanghoki final table this week in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event, and after a 2nd and 3rd place finish last year he clearly knew how to maximize his profits, although the commentary team were a little perplexed with his strategy.
Stuart literally folded his way to his second place, he played one hand on the final table before he got to heads up, and just one after he was heads up for the bracelet, and
While most were baffled by his strategy he did manage to outlast several big names including 2 players who have made final tables in the WSOP Main Event, Tex Barch and Michael Binger, as well as 2 WSOP Gold Bracelet winners there, Jan Sorensen and Mike Gracz.
With second place paying a shade under half a million dollars you really can’t argue with playing it safe….. but I to be oh so close to 3 bracelets must hurt a little. Im pretty sure there is a bracelet somewhere with Stuart’s name on it, he has to win one sooner or later!
Phil goes past Brunson and Chan
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the guy has some serious game. This week Phil “The Poker Brat” Hellmuth clinched his 11th World Series bracelet in Event #15 $1500 NL Holdem.
Phil Hellmuth proved once and for all he is one of, if not the top No Limit Holdem player of all time by winning his 11th bracelet and pushing himself to the top of the record books.
Presenting Phil with his 11th bracelet were Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson, both of who have won 10 bracelets respectively.
As almost an afterthought – Phil also walked away with the first place purse of $637,254, edging out 2nd place getter Andy Philacheck who took home a paltry $394,594 and no bracelet.
The final hand went down like this:
Andy Philacheck pushes all-in with Ac 10c and Phil makes the call with As 3h. Currently Andy has Phil dominated but the flop is 9h 3d 4c giving Phil a pair of 3’s. Phil is ahead and has to dodge two cards for his 11th bracelet. Turn is Qh, River is Jh and his lowly 3’s hold up for the win.
Everyone at CarbonPoker would like to say a big “Well Done” to Phil on the record making win.
Our final satellite to the World Series runs this Saturday so if you would like to be sitting at the final table with your favorite poker pro then make sure you don’t miss your chance. Who knows, you might be the next main event bracelet winner……