Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Hellmuth Nearing Average Stack

Shamus • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Eric Jackson opened with a raise to 4,000 from middle position and got two callers, including Phil Hellmuth in the small blind. The flop came {5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and it checked to Jackson who continued for 7,000. Only Hellmuth called. The turn brought the {6-Spades} and checks from both players.

The river brought the {5-Diamonds}. Hellmuth didn't waste much time tossing out a bet of 16,000, and Jackson sat back in his chair in response. With a resigned look he rechecked his cards, rubbed his chin, and sat another half-minute with a "Can I call this?" expression on his face.

Finally he did call. "Flush," called out Hellmuth in response, flipping over {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Jackson showed his no-good {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and Hellmuth took the pot.

Hellmuth has about 110,000 at the moment, a bit below the average stack (almost 120,000) with 1,722 players left. Meanwhile, Jackson has 130,000.

Tagovi: Eric JacksonPhil Hellmuth