Phil Hellmuth came in with high hopes today but had a Brandon Cantu shaped mountain to climb to advance. He made it over the first crest, slipped a little, and then fell down that mountain.
Hellmuth raised to 6,000 and was three-bet to 22,000 by Cantu. He quickly committed his 140,000 stack and Cantu called.
The board ran and Cantu will advance to the round of eight.
Hellmuth said afterwards that he had regrets that he didn't play more patiently