Phil Hellmuth Finishes In 7th After Damp Squib Performance

Phil Hellmuth had high hopes for a 12th WSOP bracelet after starting the final day of the WSOP Europe €2,500 Six-Handed event in 2nd place with just 12 players remaining.
Unfortunately for Hellmuth, despite his 401k big stack, within half an hour he was down to a below average chip count. Things then went from bad to worse for Hellmuth who eventually was reduced to just 2 BB before being eliminated in 7th place for €24,183.
Hellmuth’s slide first began when the blinds were 4k/8k/1ka and he was dealt 9s-9d to Frenchman Adrien Allain’s Ac-Th. After Hellmuth raised to 18k, Allain went all-in for 123k and was called by Hellmuth. The board then ran out Td-Tc-Kd-4d-8h to deal a blow to his 401k stack.
A little later, Hellmuth then lost a further 54k after three-betting Adrien Allain only to have his nemesis go all-in forcing Hellmuth to fold.
Shortly afterwards, Hellmuth once again came off second best to the Frenchman after three-betting him to 45k from the blinds only to be four-bet to 100k, once again forcing a fold from the 11-times WSOP winner.
“This is so sick. This is the third time you bluffed me, but the fourth time I will have aces. Nice bluff kid.”
In what has been described as a series of questionable plays, Hellmuth, despite only having 72k chips left behind him, then folded to a 4-bet shove from Azusa Maeda.
On another hand, Hellmuth then called a 21k bet from his nemesis, Allain, before folding on the flop. Soon after, with 15k left and 5k invested in the small blind he folded to his solitary opponent on the big blind, before next being in the big blind himself for 10k and calling his last 5k off with K-J to Marton Czuczor all-in from the small blind (A-4).
The board then ran out 6-Q-6-2-4 to eliminate Hellmuth in 7th place and dash another chance for WSOP glory.
Still, Hellmuth took it all in his stride and has already moved onto the  €5,300 PLO event on his quest for gold bracelet number 12. In the meantime, with one eye on the WSOP Player of the Year race, Hellmuth also took to his twitter account and wrote:
“Player of the Year: Ben Lamb 759 pts (minimum, w a 9th place in WSOP Main–9 left) Phil Hellmuth 755.2 pts. 5 events left; I’M NOT DONE!”

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