After five hours of play, 15-time golden bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth was eliminated during the WSOP $10,000 Main Event.
The 54-years-old poker player arrived at the event just in time to register for Day 2c.
With fans watching his every move, Hellmuth increased the starting stack from $60,000 to $70,000 in the early stages of the game.
However, things weren’t looking up for the Poker Brat after that.
It was during the fifth hour when Hellmuth made an unsuccessful triple-barrel bluff against American Kou Vang. The latter made a snapcall with two pairs which left Phil with a stack valued less than 20 big blinds.
But it was another American player who eliminated Phil.
During the final hand, Timothy Stanczak’s hand was comprised of two pair fours and fives, whereas Phil held two over cards. This marked the end of his participation at the table as he couldn’t improve the hand.
In an interview following the loss, Hellmuth didn’t try to lay the blame on somebody else, admitting he made a failed bluff.
The professional poker player, who came to Las Vegas just in time for the game, expressed that he should have arrived earlier to the event.
Despite the loss, WSOP fans might see more of Hellmuth if he decides to join side events.