Phil Hellmuth's quest for a 14th bracelet will have to wait until the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in October, as "The Poker Brat" has been eliminated in the latter stages of Day 2c.
Hellmuth was done in by two hands, the first of which was recapped to us by tablemate Matt Waxman.
The player in the cutoff opened, Hellmuth three-bet from the small blind, the player in the cutoff four-bet to 13,100 and Hellmuth called to see a flop of . Hellmuth checked, his opponent bet 8,500, Hellmuth check-raised to 22,000 and his opponent called to see the turn, which both players checked. The river completed the board and Hellmuth bet 33,000. His opponent raised to effectively 45,000 and Hellmuth folded after about 45 seconds.
Down to about 12,000, Hellmuth got his last 12 big blinds in with , but failed to improve against .