Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Hellmuth Busts

Yardley • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Phil Hellmuth

Tony Gargano got into a hand with Phil Hellmuth and they saw a heads up flop of {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Hellmuth checked and Gargano made it 15,000. Hellmuth then check-raised to 30,000. Gargano responded with a raise of his own for another 32,000 and Hellmuth put the chips in.

The turn card was the {8-Clubs}. Hellmuth checked and Gargano moved all in for 82,500.

Hellmuth counted it out and eventually made the call. Gargano turned over {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and Hellmuth showed {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. The river came the {4-Hearts} and Hellmuth was down to 30,000.

Hellmuth said he’d been waiting for Gargano to bluff it off for the last few levels.

On the next hand Hellmuth opened for most of his chips and got it in when big blind Adam Wilkinson raised. Hellmuth had {a-Clubs}{5-Spades} against the {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} of Wilkinson.

The cards ran out {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Hellmuth was out the door muttering about what terrible players they all were.

Asked how he felt about busting Hellmuth, Wilkinson shrugged and said, “No difference to me.”

Player Chips Progress
Tony Gargano us
Tony Gargano
us 260,000 120,000
Adam Wilkinson gb
Adam Wilkinson
gb 130,000 48,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us Busted

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