Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
Days:
123

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 6th Place ($46,885)

[user101598] • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth - 6th Place

Phil Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {j-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} / {x-}
Todd Brunson: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / {x-}

Brunson brought it in, Hellmuth completed, and the latter check-called a bet on fourth street. Hellmuth then check-raised Brunson on fifth, Brunson called, and Hellmuth checked again on sixth.

Brunson bet, Hellmuth called, and Hellmuth checked dark on seventh. Brunson bet dark, Hellmuth tank-called, and Brunson showed {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for a full house. Hellmuth flashed a red {j-}.

Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {x-}
Matt Grapenthien: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}Folded
James Obst: {x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} / {x-}

The very next hand, Hellmuth completed with the lowest card - the {5-Spades} - and Grapenthien raised. Obst and Hellmuth called, and Hellmuth checked on fourth street. Grapenthien bet, Obst called, and Hellmuth called all in.

Grapenthien check-folded to a bet on fifth, and the hands were opened.

Hellmuth: {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Obst: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Obst was in the lead with a pair of tens, and held up on sixth street. Hellmuth flipped over the {10-Diamonds} on seventh, meaning he was drawing dead, and Obst revealed a meaningless {2-Diamonds}.

"Good luck," Hellmuth said, getting up from the table. "Everybody played really well."

Player Chips Progress
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 1,330,000 230,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 705,000 305,000
Matt Grapenthien us
Matt Grapenthien
us 661,000 -79,000
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
us 364,000 -46,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us Busted

Tags: James ObstPhil HellmuthTodd BrunsonMatt Grapenthien