UltimateBet's Phil Hellmuth Hours Away From Possible 12th Bracelet

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Legendary poker champion holds chip lead heading into $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at World Series of Poker*.

Phil Hellmuth could have an even bigger reason to celebrate at UltimateBet's Las Vegas party tonight. The legendary poker pro is just hours and hands away from capturing his 12th WSOP* bracelet, an achievement that would solidify the record holder as truly untouchable.

Phil Hellmuth heads into Day 3 of Event #51, a $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament, in first place with just 21 players remaining. The tournament resumes at 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday.

Hellmuth already holds the record for most bracelet wins. On June 11th, 2007, Hellmuth excited fans and stunned foes when he won his record-breaking 11th bracelet after finishing first in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event in Las Vegas. Hellmuth had been tied with Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson for the top spot at 10 bracelets apiece.

In addition to his seemingly untouchable bracelet record, Hellmuth is also the youngest player to ever win the Main Event in Vegas and he holds the record for most cashes at 66 - three of which took place at this year's series.

The UltimateBet team in Las Vegas is on standby to order extra cases of Dom Pérignon for tonight's UB party should Hellmuth smash his own record. UltimateBet's party gets underway on the evening of July 1st at the Palms Two Story Sky Villa. All UltimateBet players who have secured a Main Event seat through the online poker site are invited to attend and celebrate their successes with Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and poker's best players.

Updates on Phil Hellmuth's performance in Vegas can be found on UltimateBet's blog.

About UltimateBet:
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world - Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke - UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet currently has over 2 million registered players.

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, UltimateBet or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.


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