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Phil Hellmuth Arrives, Loses nearly 20% on First Hand
Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Photo: Phil Hellmuth (left) plays the first hand after he sits down, seated next to (from left to right) Joseph Elpayaa, Michael Mizrachi, and Sam Trickett.
Phil Hellmuth continues his tradition of entering tournaments late, showing up this level to take his seat with 100,000 in chips.
The first hand after Hellmuth sits down, Randy Dorfman min-raises to 4,000, and Hellmuth reraises to 8,000. Dorfman calls. The flop comes 985, Dorfman checks, Hellmuth bets 11,000, and Dorfman check-raises to 25,000. Hellmuth flashes his cards to Dorfman as he folds, and Dorfman shows one card -- the 8.
It was a quick hand, but it cost Hellmuth nearly 20% of his starting stack.
Phil Hellmuth - 80,700
03:25 PM, 05/21/12