Oh so close, yet oh so far again for Phil Hellmuth at the 2011 WSOP as he fell one spot short of his 12th bracelet with another runner-up finish.
Three more poker players saw their dreams fulfilled on Day 20 of the 2011 WSOP, but the elephant in the Amazon Room was another deep tournament run by the legendary Phil Hellmuth.
The story of Day 18 at the 2011 WSOP was Canadian Daniel Idema, who one-upped his second-place finish in last year's $10k Limit Championship to win the title this year.
ESPN's Norman Chad was looking to shock the world on Day 17 of the 2011 WSOP. but fellow TV personality Mike Sexton and a poker pro from Guelph, Ontario stole the spotlight.
Day 16 of the 2011 WSOP saw John Monnette finally break through and take his first bracelet and ESPN's Norman Chad shock the poker world by moving into position to battle for a bracelet of his own.
Day 15 of the 2011 WSOP saw PokerStars pro and growing poker legend Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier come back from a 14-1 chip deficit to take down his first WSOP bracelet.
Kim Nguyen was the news of the day on Day 14 of the 2011 WSOP.
After a near miss for Phil Hellmuth closed out Day 12, Day 13 at the 2011 WSOP saw an Indiana grinder take down the first mixed-game bracelet of the summer and a massive field show for the next $1k donkament.
Day 11 at the 2011 WSOP saw the apocalypse approach as Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler closed in on his first bracelet and Phil Hellmuth neared his 12th.
Viacheslav Zhukov won a bracelet in the first-ever WSOP event he cashed in while cancer survivor David Diaz took the $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit bracelet on Day 10 of the 2011 WSOP.