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Phil Hellmuth Eliminated by Danny Illingworth
Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
With the board showing AJ210 on the turn, Phil Hellmuth bets 8,000 from the small blind, and Danny Illingworth calls from the hijack.
The river card is the 3, Hellmuth bets 17,000, Illingworth moves all in, and Hellmuth quickly calls.
Illingworth shows 54 for a five-high wheel straight, and Hellmuth stands up to get a clear look at Illingworth's cards and the board, seemingly stunned as he holds his own cards.
Hellmuth says, "What does he have? A wheel? He paid eight thousand to draw to a three?" Hellmuth drops his A10 face up on the table for two pair, aces and tens.
Danny Illingworth - 265,000 (88 BBs)
Phil Hellmuth - Eliminated
Hellmuth doesn't move for a few moments, saying, "Is this a joke? Is this for real?" He looks to Illingworth and says, "Well played, sir." Illingworth says, "Thanks."
The WPT cameras follow Hellmuth as he leaves the table, and he gives a few parting words, repeating the phrase, "Was that for real?"
Sorted In: Featured Blog, Phil Hellmuth, Danny Illingworth, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season X
08:33 PM, 02/26/12