Has anyone down there seen Dennis Phillips’ chip lead?
Somewhere, difficult to tell in this photo but in the stadium seating behind the final table, there are about 200 white-shirt-wearing, St. Louis Cardinals ball capped Dennis Phillips fans. Outside the Penn & Teller theater, there are probably 100 more.
All are there, of course, were brought there by Dennis Phillips.
So it kind of sucks for him that he’s gone from chip leader to near short-stack, dropping to around 4M in chips.
Phillips lost a monster pot to Ivan Demidov, and has continued to slip. The once vocal Phillips minions (who we spoke with many, all good, friendly people) have gone silent.
That party Phillips promised for all if he won looks highly improbable now.
Phillips in general looks shell-shocked and a little lost. Maybe he’s feeling the pressure of not having to disappoint so many supporters out there.
UPDATE: Ok as soon as we posted this Phillips doubled up through Chino Rheem and is now stacked at 9M. Chino is down to around 6M.