Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Not Quite the Nuts for Hellmuth


A player raised from middle position and it folded around to Phil Hellmuth on the button. "550?" asked Hellmuth, his image emblazoned on a trash can nearby as part of a WSOP Academy advertisement. Indeed that was the raise, and Hellmuth tossed out the calling chips.

The flop came {6-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. The raiser checked, and Hellmuth quickly declared a bet of 475. His opponent called. "Really?" said Hellmuth. "Okay."

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and once more the middle position player checked. Hellmuth made as if to bet, then said "okay" again and checked behind. Both then checked the {3-Clubs} river.

"I think I have the nuts," said Hellmuth, tabling his {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}. He opponent turned over {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs} for the better pair of queens, and won the pot.

Mängija Žetoonid Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 2,800 -200

Märksõnad: Phil Hellmuth