Phil Laak Finishes 12th in WSOP Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship

Phil Laak went deep in the World Series of Poker $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship Event finishing just short of the final table in 12th place. He cashed $37,000 for his efforts.

He showed that his poker talent goes well beyond No Limit Texas Hold’em by going deep in this event, battling his way through a star studded poker field.

There were 168 entries in the event and the last two tables included some of poker’s most famous names such as Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Ted Forrest, John Racener and David Benyamine.

The final five players would see superstars Hellmuth, Racener, Benyamine and Forrest face off against a relative unknown Eric Rodawig. Hellmuth and Rodawig would get to the action heads-up, with Hellmuth going for a record 12th bracelet. However, for the second time in this year’s World Series, Hellmuth would finish as runner-up, falling short once again.

Earlier this Series, Hellmuth was the runner-up in the Deuce to Seven Draw Lowball Championship Event. Despite his record 11 bracelets, he has yet to win one in a non-Hold’em event.

Stay tuned for more news as the poker world gets ready for the highlight of the World Series of Poker with the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event getting underway on July 7th.

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