Ok after watching Poker after dark both tournament style and cash game. I have come to the conclusion that Phil Hellmuth... I don't want to say has lost his ability.....but has changed his game in a way that has made him look like he lost his ability to play good poker.
3-4 years ago Phil was playing tournaments very well IMO making good plays with nothing, getting maximum value out of his made hands. But the past few episodes of PaD and even some of the WSoP
I have watched he seems to have gone to a trap game. He limps with big hands like AK,AA,KK,QQ hoping someone will raise into him or he flops a monster. The problem as we all know is this allows more players in the hand and more likely to get outdrawn. He seems to have lost his gamble, the one episode of PaD he folded down to like 2 BB's, and he even said at the start of the episode he would be blinded out before getting a bad beat or something like that.