Day Six At WSOP Begins With Phil Hellmuth On Penalty
Phil Hellmuth has won the Main Event of the World Series of Poker before, so he knows what it takes to reach the top. Apparently some of his strategy is to take rounds off in the middle of the tournament.
Hellmuth found himself among the seventy nine players that began Day 6 with a chance at the top prize in this year's Main Event. While the rest of the players began, however, Hellmuth had to sit out the days first nine hands.
Hellmuth was penalized at the end of Day 5 for verbally abusing another player. That is forbidden in the tournament, yet Hellmuth continued his rant on another player yesterday even after he was warned.
Once he does get back to the tables he will have much work to do if he wants to reach the final table. He was in sixty sixth position heading into Sunday's action. Even should he be knocked out early on Sunday, he would still be awarded over $75,000.
Hellmuth is not the only pro that is left in the field. Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is still in the tournament and is looking for his second Main Event win. Brandon Cantu is still alive as well.
Tiffany Michelle has made a strong run through this year's tournament and is currently sitting in the top ten in chip counts. The overall leader early into Sunday's action was Mark Ketteringham. David Rheem was close behind.
July 13, 2008
Posted By Vincent Tapoglia III
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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