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The dream falls short

Updated: July 13, 2008, 11:26 PM ET
By Gary Wise | ESPN Poker Club

When players returned from the dinner break on Saturday night to play one more level on Day 5 of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event, a TV producer's greatest dream scenario took shape.

The seat to Mike Matusow's left had been vacated by a classic return-from-dinner-break elimination (players often tend to overplay hands after the pause in play); meanwhile, Phil Hellmuth's table broke. Hellmuth was moved to the vacant chair, and suddenly the audience was treated to 90 consecutive ...

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