Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

A Hit to Hellmuth

Shamus • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Phil Hellmuth has slid back to short-stacked status once again. Just now he found himself involved in what became a decent-sized pot versus his neighbor to the right, Chee Kian Chan.

Just before the break, Chan had shown his willingness to call down opponents in a hand versus Garry Gates when he called a river bet from Gates with ace-high to take the pot. In this instance, Chan raised before the flop from the hijack to 5,100, Hellmuth reraised to 13,000 from the cutoff, and it folded back to Chan who called.

The board would eventually run out seven-high, with both checking the flop, then Chan check-calling Hellmuth's bets on the turn and river, the pot ultimately exceeding 100,000. "You got it," said Hellmuth following Chan's river call, at which point Chan showed his {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} and claimed the pot.

A muttering Hellmuth is down to 48,000 now.

Tagovi: Phil Hellmuth