Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Hellmuth Back in Character

Shamus • Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

Phil Hellmuth -- now back in his characteristic outfit of black hat, jersey, headphones, and dark glasses -- opened with a raise to 1,000 from early position and it folded around to RIck Rahim on the button who called. Massimiliano Martinez called as well from the big blind, and the flop came {Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}{K-Spades}.

Martinez checked, and Hellmuth fired 1,300. Rahim made it 3,100, forcing a fold from Martinez. Hellmuth didn't waste too much time before folding his hand as well -- {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}! Rahim couldn't resist showing the hand with which he'd raised the flop -- {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

"Something felt wrong," said Hellmuth afterwards. "I had outs… a lot of them," cracked Rahim.

Hellmuth has 29,000 now, while Rahim has about 55,000.

Tagovi: Phil HellmuthRick Rahim