Hellmuth got close to getting his 14th bracelet, but got denied by Forrest, who managed to earn his 6th instead. It was the Poker Brat's 50th final table by the way, and the 23th time he got into heads-up play. Quite an accomplishment alone, but this time he endured the loss with pride as well, which says a lot if you happen to know Hellmuth.
The Poker Brat began the final table second in chips, and over the course of play he put on a clinic that showed why he was one of the best. Hellmuth outlasted several bracelet winners and eventually found himself heads-up against Ted Forrest, a five-time bracelet winner himself, one of which came in razz back in 1993.
Forrest had taken a slow and steady approach at the final table, and while he was seemingly flying under the radar, he was also collecting chips. Both he and Hellmuth were looking to join the likes of Huck Seed, Gary “Bones” Berland, and Mike Hart as double razz bracelet winners, but only one of them would obtain the honor.
On the 25th anniversary of his 1989 Main Event win, in a tournament that marked his 101st cash and 50th final table at the WSOP, Hellmuth seemed destined to win, but after an epic heads-up match it was Forrest who finished as the last man standing.
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