2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,063,034)

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A dejected Phil Hellmuth

Hand #216

Brian Rast had the button, and raised to 240,000. Phil Hellmuth called, and the flop fell {q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Hellmuth led for 300,000, and Rast called.

The turn was the {4-Clubs}, Hellmuth checked, and Rast checked behind.

The river was another four - the {4-Diamonds} - and Hellmuth led for 300,000. Rast released, and Hellmuth won the pot.

Hand #217

Phil Hellmuth had the button, and raised to 400,000. Brian Rast called, and the dealer fanned {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Rast led for 500,000, and Hellmuth moved all in.

Rast stood up. "I'm sorry Phil, I have the nuts. I call."

Rast: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Hellmuth: {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

"One more fade!" Rast's rail chanted. "One more fade!"

The turn was red, but the {5-Hearts} changed nothing. Hellmuth couldn't look, Rast had his head in his hands, and the room fell silent.

The {8-Spades} completed the board, and ended the tournament.

Rast's friends jumped over the wall and onto the stage, jumping up and down in celebration. After things calmed down, Rast and Hellmuth shook hands.

"If I were you, I'd tip that dealer a million," Hellmuth told Rast.

Hellmuth will have to settle with a third runner-up finish at the 2011 World Series of Poker, and of course his $1,063,034 in prize money.

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