Phil Hellmuth knocked out of World Series of Poker, 237 left

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poker pro Phil Hellmuth’s chances at a second World Series of Poker championship have been vanquished as the field in the No-limit Texas Hold ’em main event has shrunk to 237 players from nearly 1,200 on Friday evening.

The field started with 6,420 players each putting $10,000 on the line.

Hellmuth went all-in Saturday with a pair of queens against fellow poker icon Daniel Negreanu whose ace and a king became a pair of kings when the community cards were revealed.

Hellmuth won the prized main event in 1989. He wins $21,786 for finishing 417.

Negreaunu remains in the running.

The main event is the culmination of the 51-day World Series of Poker and the last of 68 events.

The final 1,000 competitors are promised a minimum $15,000 payday. The winner gets $7.7 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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