Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kick-Off

Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,871.85)

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Phil Hellmuth

Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth's quest for bracelet No. 16 will have to wait as he just lost a flip for his tournament life.

It happened when Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels raised to 200,000 under the gun and Hellmuth three-bet all in for 2,160,704 from the big blind. Daniels thought long and hard before making the call.

Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

It was a big flip and Hellmuth was looking to hold for another big double. Unfortunately for the "Poker Brat," the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop to give Daniels a commanding lead.

Neither the {7-Spades} turn nor {5-Hearts} river saved Hellmuth and he exited in 11th place for $7,871.85.

Player Chips Progress
Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels us
Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels
us 5,573,260 2,073,260
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth

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