Phil Hellmuth Takes Fifth Place in $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em EventPublished on June 9th, 2013 3:49 pm EST
Phil Hellmuth fell short of winning his 14th World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday night after being eliminated by Mark Radoja in the Quarterfinals of the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em event (Event #16).
Hellmuth walked away with $54,024 for his fifth place finish, which takes his all-time tournament earnings up over the $17.9 million mark. This was also Hellmuth's 97th lifetime cash in a World Series of Poker event, which puts him 21 ahead of both Erik Seidel and Men Nguyen.
Radoja frustrated the "Poker Brat" throughout the entirety of their match, with Hellmuth frequently muttering under his breath and looking skywards. The final hand of the match came when Hellmuth called a pre-flop shove from Radoja. The two players turned over:
Radoja - Kh-Qs
Hellmuth - Ks-9h
The board ran out Kd-5c-Qh-Ad-3d, giving Radoja the win and an entrance into the semi-finals.
While Hellmuth was disappointed that he didn't move on to the semi-finals, he certainly can't complain about his recent run that includes a win in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe main event, a fourth place finish in last year's "Big One for One Drop" and a win in last year's WSOP $2,500 Seven Card RAZZ event.
Hellmuth is still three bracelets ahead of Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan (they both have 10 each) and four ahead of Phil Ivey and Johnny Moss on the all-time World Series of Poker bracelet list.
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