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 . The raiser checked, and Hellmuth quickly declared a bet of 475. His opponent called. "Really?" said Hellmuth. "Okay."
The turn was the 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 river.
"I think I have the nuts," said Hellmuth, tabling his . He opponent turned over for the better pair of queens, and won the pot.