Phil Ivey And Hellmuth Crash Out Of 2013 WSOP Main EventJuly 12, 2013 2:03 pm
Following Daniel Negreanu’s exit from the 2013 WSOP Main Event on Day 2c, the Canadian pro has now been joined on the rail by both Phil Ivey And Phil Hellmuth.
Day 3 wasn’t kind to the two Phils, especially Phil Ivey who started out on a healthy sized stack which was then swiftly cut down to size after he hit two pair (8-6) and went all-in on an 8-6-5 flop only for his opponent Phil Mader (J-J) to subsequently hit a Jack on the river. Soon after, Ivey with around 420k in chips was dealt pocket threes and shoved all-in over his opponent’s on an As-10h-3s flop. Unfortunately for him, though, Max Steinberg was holding pocket tens and just like that Ivey was out.
Ahead of this year’s WSOP, Phil Ivey had won his 9th career gold bracelet at the WSOP-APAC A$2,200 Mixed Event, and felt buoyed enough to place a hefty wager on his cashing multiple times in Las Vegas. As well as losing his bet, however, Ivey will also be disappointed by his overall results having cashed just once at the WSOP $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #18), where he finished 14th for $15,544.
Unlike Ivey, however, there was less expectation on Phil Hellmuth who started Day 3 of the Main Event with just 49k in chips, which he subsequently lost holding pocket tens to his opponent’s pocket Jacks. Nevertheless, the 1989 Main Event winner tasted some success at this year’s Series and cashed a total of three times, including an 8th place finish at WSOP $10k NL – Heads-Up (Event #16) for $54,024.
Phil Hellmuth’s departure now leaves just four main event champions still left in the competition, namely Greg Merson (2012), Doyle Brunson (1977), Tom McEvoy (1983) and Carlos Mortensen (2001). Remaining players from last year’s ME final table includes Merson, Russell Thomas, Rob Salaburu and Steven Gee.
Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event continues today at 12pm Las Vegas time, when the remaining 666 players still in contention will reach the 648 place money bubble worth $19,106. The eventual 2013 Main Event champion will subsequently receive a massive $8,359,531 first place prize.