Andrews Suffers Brutal Beat on $5K Freezeout Bubble; Hellmuth Deep in $600 Deepstack

Cherish Andrews x Phil Hellmuth

Day 7 of the 2023 World Series of Poker is in full swing inside Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

There have already been some highs and lows for the players competing. Dan Shak snagged the last $100,000 bounty prize in the Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions while 2022 Global Poker Index (GPI) female player of the year Cherish Andrews suffered a brutal bad beat to burst the money bubble in Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout.

Phil Hellmuth also has the chance to get his 17th WSOP bracelet, as he is one of the final 55 players in Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack.

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Andrews Falls to Runner-Runner to Burst Money Bubble

Cherish Andrews
Cherish Andrews

Day 2 of the $5K Freezeout is underway and in the money. Just 148 of the 735 entries made it to the tournament's second day, with the top 111 players finishing inside the paid places. Play began at 1 p.m. local time, and by 3 p.m., they were on the stone bubble.

Bubble play in high buy-in events can often take an age, but it took just one hand for it to burst this time around. And the aforementioned Andrews was the unfortunate player to leave the event empty-handed and saw herself head to the rail after an unfortunate runout despite being the huge favorite.

In the hand, Shiva Dudani raised from under the gun and the action folded around to Andrews in the big blind, who went all in for her last 109,000. Dudani quickly called, and their hands were revealed.

Cherish Andrews: QQ
Shiva Dudani: 55

Andrews was well ahead with her pocket queens and seemed certain to scoop in a double-up following the 348 flop. The 2 turn then gave Dudani an open-ended straight draw, drawing gasps from the players. The 6 completed the board and Dudani's straight to KO Andrews and burst the money bubble.

The remaining field is now guaranteed a minimum payout of $8,011.

Will Hellmuth Get Bracelet #17?

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

One player experiencing some good fortune today is Poker Hall of Famer and all-time bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth. The 'Poker Brat' is in the midst of a deep run in Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack which has just 53 players remaining.

Hellmuth started the day with 665,000 and now has a stack north of 2 million as the tournament enters its final stages. A winner will be crowned today, and if Hellmuth ends up going all the way, it will be his ninth bracelet No-Limit Hold'em bracelet. He came close to capturing that in 2022 but was denied by David Jackson in last year's $3K Freezeout.

Phil Hellmuth's WSOP Bracelet Wins

1989$10,000 WSOP Main Event$755,000
1992Event #8: $5,000 Limit Hold'em$188,000
1993Event #7: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em$173,000
1993Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em$161,400
1993Event #9: $5,000 Limit Hold'em$138,000
1997Event #15: $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em$204,000
2001Event #3: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em$316,550
2003Event #12: $2,500 Limit Hold'em$171,400
2003Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em$410,860
2006Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em$631,863
2007Event #15: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em$637,25
2012Event #18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz$182,793
2012WSOPE €10,000 Main Event€1,022,376 ($1,333,841)
2015Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship$271,105
2018Event #71: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em$485,082
2021Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw$84,851
  • Hellmuth has made the last 55 players in the $600 Deepstack which plays to a winner today.

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Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum's proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.

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