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

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

• Nivå 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."

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

Taggar: James ObstPhil HellmuthTodd BrunsonMatt Grapenthien