HELLMUTH TAKES WSOPE 2012 MAIN EVENT
 
Earns thirteenth WSOP bracelet and final pot of Euro 1 022 376
 
An elated Phil Hellmuth said "I played the best poker of my life in this tournament" after emerging the victor of the Sixth World Series of Poker Europe Championship held at Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes, France.
 
Hellmuth’s win gives him the accolade of having the most accomplished WSOP career of any player in the world along with boosting his name to the top of the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year leader board.
 
The award of his thirteenth WSOP bracelet came a mere three months after his twelfth win in the Razz Championship held in Las Vegas.
 
Hellmuth dominated the WSOPE main event during the last two playing sessions which culminated in a heads-up against Ukrainian player Sergii Baranov.
 
“I don’t say this often, but I am truly humbled by this,” said Hellmuth. “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.”
 
Official results ended up:
 
1st – Phil Hellmuth                     Euro 1 022 376
2nd – Stephane Albertini             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