Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

POY Update

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

With the elimination of Christopher Brammer in 5th place, Phil Hellmuth has officially taken the lead in the World Series of Poker player of the year race. If Hellmuth is the next one out and Cheong were to win, then the latter would take over the lead. If that doesn't happen, Hellmuth will hold the lead and the only one who could beat him then would be Greg Merson, depending on how he finishes in the October Nine later in the month.

When asked about it, Hellmuth told PokerNews that he is not really focused on the player of the year race, as winning the tournament at hand and earning his 13th bracelet is much more important.