Phil Hellmuth has just made his entrance to the Main Event, and it wasn't exactly race cars, dancing girls, and a shower of confetti this time. With an entourage of cheering people trailing and a couple cameras shooting him from the front, Hellmuth walked slowly through the building with an ESPN microphone, talking in quiet words as he paced down the long hallway. As he passed us, we heard him say, "I've already got three second-place finishes here this summer..."
The featured table is reserved for Jonathan Duhamel today, so Hellmuth will have to settle for a seat at the secondary featured table just outside of the mothership. He's drawn quite a crowd, already.