Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in Sixth Place at Bay 101 Shooting StarPublished on March 13th, 2010 12:31 am EST
Phil Hellmuth entered the final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Star with one goal in mind - winning his first ever World Poker Tour event.
Hellmuth was in great shape entering Friday's final table - he was second in chips, seemed to be in a great state of mind and had a wealth of final table experience to draw on.
It wasn't meant to be for "The Poker Brat" though, as he ended up hitting the rail in 6th place for $117,000.
Hellmuth's exit from the tournament took place in Hand #41 of the final table.
Hellmuth and the final table chip leader, Andy "BKiCe" Seth, got into a pre-flop raising war. After calling an all-in from Seth, Hellmuth showed pocket Queens and was in decent shape against Seth's Ac-Jc.
The flop was a great one for Hellmuth - Kd-6s-5s.
The turn brought the 10h, giving Seth a few more outs.
The river brought the dagger to Hellmuth's hopes of taking down his very first WPT title - the Ace of hearts.
Instead of throwing a tantrum, Hellmuth simply rose from the table and decided to curl up into a ball on the floor, according to Worldpokertour.com. People who were expecting the typical Phil Hellmuth tirade were surprised when he picked himself up off the floor and made a graceful exit from the tournament.
That's four WPT final table appearances now for Phil Hellmuth with zero wins. You can be sure that "The Poker Brat" won't rest until he finally takes down his first World Poker Tour title.
With his sixth place finish today, Phil Hellmuth now has over $11.1 million in lifetime tournament cashes, which is good for the #4 spot on the all-time money list.
There are currently four players still alive in the 2010 Bay 101 Shooting Star:
Hasan Habib - 1,295,000
Andy Seth - 1,339,000
McLean Karr - 2,395,000
Dan O'Brien - 1,635,000
We'll have another update once the tournament comes to an end.
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