After having been almost eliminating and finding himself down to a chip and a chair Shaaf caught a few breaks and rebuilt his chip stacks to go into the heads-up play with 880K to Hang’s 1.5 million in play money. A few more lucky breaks and mistake free poker saw Shaaf pull ahead and finally eliminate the always tough Tommy Hang. Hang received $158,933 for second and Hellmuth collected $93,168 for his $1,500 investment. Phil Hellmuth’s last opportunity to claim a 12th bracelet this year will be the $10K Main Event which gets under way with day 1A on Thursday.
Congratulations to James Schaaf for his first WSOP bracelet and cash.