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West Coast Bust-Out

Really need to completely trust my instincts

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jun 07, 2011


After making day three in the Wynn Poker Classic championship event, I wanted to play in more poker tournaments. I played three solid days of poker at the Wynn, only to finish in 19th place, when 22 were paid; I wasn’t happy with my finish, but at least I made the money. So, when the World Series of Poker and ESPN asked me to fly to Harrah’s-Rincon Casino in the San Diego area the next day to interview Dale Earnhardt Jr, I took a look at the WSOP Circuit schedule there and discovered that the main event began on Sunday. So, I hopped right on in it. On day two, I found myself sitting to the left of Tim West, who is well-liked in the poker community. He had just won the Wynn Classic on the previous Thursday, and I respect the way that he plays in no-limit hold’em tournaments. ...

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