Phil Hellmuth Eliminated on Poker After Dark
The second part of the $100,000 Cash Game kicked off with Jean-Robert Bellande in a difficult spot after he called down a flopped shove from Ferguson with A-Qos. Ferguson's top pair held as Bellande was reduced to a mere $5,000.
Bellande's run ended when his final shove with A-4 failed to outdraw Hellmuth's pocket sixes. Bellande's exit opened up a seat for Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi, who returned from the business commitments which saw him take a brief hiatus during week one.
Peter Jetten then managed to extract maximum value with a flopped nut-straight against Brandon Adams. Adams, holding second pair, thought Jetten was bluffing after the latter fired an $26,000 overbet on the river. Adams made the call as Jetten shipped the $73,100 pot.
Hellmuth and Matusow then surprisingly agreed to reduce the chips in a pot after both players had shoved with premium hands. Mattusow was the slight favorite with pocket jacks and his pair improved to a set on the J-3-9-A-Q board as he snared the modest $21,600 pot.
That hand sparked a downward spiral for Helmuth and the multi-World Series of Poker bracelet winner found himself on the rail when he called down an all in move from Mizrachi. Hellmuth's hand of A-Qos was dominated by Mizrachi's A-K and the dry board sent the 'Poker Brat' to the nearest exit.
Mizrachi ended the second week as one of the biggest winners, erasing his previous $30,000 losses to record a $69,000 upswing. Ferguson (+$78,000) was the only player who posted better figures during the $100,000 Cash Game.