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Hellmuth Enters His First-Ever PCA Event


"Now that my kids are in college they don't want to see me anymore," was the first thing we heard Phil Hellmuth say when he took his seat in the tournament here in the last level of Day 1.

We're not sure the context of the comment, but we stayed long enough to watch his first hand. In it Hellmuth opened for 15,000 from early position and received a call from Philipp Gruissem in the cutoff. JC Alvarado then moved all in for 109,000 from the button, and action folded back to Hellmuth.

"You should have done that to me in Europe," Hellmuth said with a smile in reference to both his and Alvarado's deep run in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.

"I did," Alvarado replied. Hellmuth then folded his hand and Gruissem, who flashed the {A-Clubs}, followed suit.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 235,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx 143,000 40,000

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