Just a few minutes after taking down some early pots, Phil Hellmuth has been eliminated from the tournament. After calling a preflop raise by Dung Nguyen, the Poker Brat saw a flop of .
Nguyen checked the flop and Hellmuth fired out a bet of 600 chips, prompting a check-raise by Nguyen to 1,500. The 11-time bracelet winner came along for the ride and the dealer revealed a on the turn.
Nguyen checked the action to Hellmuth once again, who decided on a bet of 1,100 chips. According to Nguyen, who reported the hand to us after Hellmuth had departed, the amateur pushed all-in and Hellmuth made the call, risking his tournament life and showing down the for top pair.
Nguyen proudly flipped up his and after an inconsequential brick on the river, the Poker Brat hit the rail and made the long walk of shame through the Pavilion area.