Hand #41: Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 6th Place ($117,000)
Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth completes the small blind to 20,000, Andy Seth raises from the big blind to 80,000, and Hellmuth reraises to 280,000. Seth thinks for a bit before he moves all in, and Hellmuth calls with QQ. Seth shows AJ, and he'll need to improve to bust Hellmuth and claim his bounty.
Seth says, "We need two clubs here, just for the sweat."
The flop comes K65, and Hellmuth retains the lead. The turn card is the 10, giving Seth additional outs to a gutshot straight.
The river card is -- the A.
The crowd explodes in reaction, while Hellmuth just sits at the table, stunned. Hellmuth slowly takes off his sunglasses, takes a deep breath, and shakes hands with the other players at the table.
Then Hellmuth steps off the stage, kneels down, and drops down to the floor in a little ball. The other players expected a blowup, but not this. Someone asks if he needs a doctor, and Seth asks, "Do you think he'll sign my bounty shirt?"
Hellmuth finally gets up, and walks over to one of the WPT producers to tape his exit interview.
If it hasn't been mentioned, Andy Seth wins the pot with a pair of aces, and he also claims the bounty on Shooting Star Phil Hellmuth -- his fourth of the tournament, passing Mclean Karr who busted three Shooting Stars. In addition to a large pot, Seth earns $5,000 and a t-shirt that may or may not be autographed.
Seat 1. Hasan Habib - 431,000
Seat 2. Phil Hellmuth - Out in 6th Place ($117,000)
Seat 3. Andy Seth - 2,964,000
Seat 4. Matt Keikoan - 691,000
Seat 5. Mclean Karr - 1,712,000
Seat 6. Dan O'Brien - 866,000
Andy Seth raises under the gun to 42,000, and Phil Hellmuth calls from the big blind. Hellmuth checks in the dark, and the flop comes JJ6. Seth checks behind. The turn card is the A, Hellmuth bets 30,000, Seth raises to 85,000, and Hellmuth says, "Nice hand," as he folds.
Seat 1. Hasan Habib - 492,000
Seat 2. Phil Hellmuth - 1,193,000
Seat 3. Andy Seth - 2,704,000
Seat 4. Matt Keikoan - 283,000
Seat 5. Mclean Karr - 866,000
Seat 6. Dan O'Brien - 1,126,000
Hand #12: Andy Seth Wins the Pot & More Table Talk From Hellmuth
Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Hasan Habib raises from the cutoff to 41,000, Phil Hellmuth reraises from the button to 170,000, and Seth says, "I'm all in" from the small blind. Habib immediately folds, and Hellmuth tanks.
Hellmuth starts talking. "Is this the time, kid? Is this the time I'm supposed to get a million from you? I feel like you're weak, like you don't have your heart in it." He thinks a bit more, and then addresses Faraz Jaka in the crowd. "This is gonna be one heck of a call, Faraz." (Hellmuth became friends with Faraz when they played together on Day 2, and really respects his game. Faraz and Andy Seth are very close friends.)
After two minutes, Hellmuth folds, and Andy Seth takes the pot.
Seat 1. Hasan Habib - 450,000
Seat 2. Phil Hellmuth - 1,237,000
Seat 3. Andy Seth - 2,558,000
Seat 4. Matt Keikoan - 299,000
Seat 5. Mclean Karr - 962,000
Seat 6. Dan O'Brien - 1,158,000
After the hand, Hellmuth says, "I think I made a bad letdown there."
Andy Seth raises under the gun to 42,000, Phil Hellmuth reraises from the big blind to 127,000, and Seth reraises to 267,000.
Hellmuth stops to think, and starts talking to Seth about his eagerness to get it all in, in a lecturing tone. There will definitely be some great table talk and antagonism at this final table when it airs on TV.
After about 30 seconds, Hellmuth folds, and Andy Seth takes the pot.
Seat 1. Hasan Habib - 495,000
Seat 2. Phil Hellmuth - 1,298,000
Seat 3. Andy Seth - 2,339,000
Seat 4. Matt Keikoan - 319,000
Seat 5. Mclean Karr - 966,000
Seat 6. Dan O'Brien - 1,247,000
Hand #44: Lon Diamond Eliminated in 7th Place ($58,600)
Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Hand #44 - Lon Diamond raises from late position to 35,000, Phil Hellmuth calls from the button, and Andy Seth reraises from the small blind to 132,000. Diamond moves all in, and Hellmuth folds.
Seth calls with QQ, which dominates the AQ of Diamond, who will need to improve to stay alive.
The board comes 109x668, and Andy Seth wins the pot with his pocket queens to eliminate Lon Diamond in seventh place.
Andy "BKiCe" Seth - 2,164,000
Lon Diamond - Out in 7th Place ($58,600)
The final six players are filling out their WPT bio sheets, and they will also sit down with our video hostess Jacque Williams for their pre-final table interviews, which should be posted later tonight.
Hand #15 - Mclean Karr raises from middle position to 18,000, and Andy Seth calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of K925, Seth bets 48,000, and Karr calls. The river card is the A, Seth bets 112,000, and Karr folds. Andy Seth takes the pot.
Hand #16 - Phil Hellmuth raises from the button to 24,000, Andy Seth reraises from the small blind to 85,000, and Hellmuth folds. Seth takes the pot.
Hand #17 - Phil Hellmuth raises from the cutoff to 24,000, and Andy Seth calls from the button. The flop comes KQJ, Hellmuth bets 40,000, Seth raises to 110,000, and Hellmuth folds. Andy Seth takes the pot.
Note: From hands #10-17, Andy "BKiCe" Seth won seven out of eight pots.
Shooting Star Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 8th Place ($58,600)
Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Shooting Star Scotty Nguyen moves all in under the gun for 98,000, and Andy Seth calls from the button with KQ. Nguyen shows J8, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.
The board comes Q426A, and Seth pairs his queen on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Scotty Nguyen. This is the third bounty that Seth has collected, earning another $5,000 and another autographed t-shirt. Mclean Karr is the only other player who has collected three bounties in this tournament.
Will either of them claim the last bounty -- Phil Hellmuth?
Andy "BKiCe" Seth - 1,550,000
Scotty Nguyen - Out in 8th Place ($58,600)