Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth Busts Main Event in Spectacular Fashion

Phil Hellmuth was the star attraction of day 2c at the WSOP Main Event and boy did the 15-time bracelet winner put on a display worthy of his Poker Brat nickname as his run ended unceremoniously…

By: Andrew Burnett

Big Phil had rushed back from the Galapagos Islands to take his seat – no grand entrance this time, but a fairly memorable exit.

Sunday also saw the final chance for those hoping to snag the most coveted bracelet in poker, the second-highest number of runners ever at 8,569 and a $10million prize up top as the WSOP Main Event numbers were finalised…

John Cynn, who took last year’s title and $8.8million navigated his way through a tough field to bag a decent stack, as did Johnny Chan and Scotty Nguyen.

Kathy Liebert made it through, as did Joseph subiime Cheong who broke his WSOP duck a week or so ago, and they were joined by an unlikely, perhaps unexpected, name…

Top of the chip counts as day three kicks off this afternoon is Julian Milliard, who explained his amazing run yesterday to WSOP reporters.

"I've had two crazy days," said Milliard. "On Day 1, I was down to 4,000 chips and tripled with ace-nine versus ace-jack, and started today with 16,000. I then had ace-nine beat pocket tens and ran it up from there!"

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