Commenting on his big win, Hellmuth said "I played the best poker of my life in this tournament," which brought him his thirteenth WSOP bracelet and placed him at the top of the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year leader board.
He added: “I don't say this often, but I am truly humbled by this. This is one of the most prestigious titles in poker and to get this one, it's right up there with the (1989) World Championship.”
In the exciting heads-up Hellmuth faced Ukrainian player Sergii Baranov.
The final table cashouts were the following:
1st - Phil Hellmuth Euro 1 022 376
2nd – Sergii Baranov Euro 632,592
3rd - Stephane Albertini Euro 423 360
4th - Joseph Cheong Euro 292 320
5th - Christopher Brammer Euro 207 648
6th - Paul Tedeschi Euro 149 184
7th - Stephane Girault Euro 108 864
8th - Jason Mercier Euro 84 672
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