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Hands #43-44: Nikolay Evdakov Eliminated in 9th Place ($75,252)
Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Hand #43 - David Williams raises from late position to 100,000, and Phil Hellmuth calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of J873, Hellmuth bets 66,000, and Williams calls. The river card is the 2, and both players check. Hellmuth shows A10 to win the pot with ace high, and Williams mucks.
Hand #44 - John O'Shea raises under the gun to 110,000, Phil Hellmuth calls from the small blind, and Nikolay Evdakov calls all in from the big blind for 55,000. O'Shea and Hellmuth check to the river on a board of 883AJ, Hellmuth bets 150,000, and O'Shea folds. Hellmuth takes the side pot.
Hellmuth shows K4 for a rivered spade flush, and Evdakov turns over Q2 for queen high. Hellmuth wins the pot with his flush, and Nikolay Evdakov is eliminated in ninth place.
Phil Hellmuth - 1,500,000
Nikolay Evdakov - Out in 9th Place ($75,252)
Hellmuth stands up to shake Evdakov's hand, saying, "Good game, Nikolay. You really outplayed me."
02:45 PM, 04/23/10