Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

He's Phil Hellmuth

Shamus • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Phil Hellmuth limped in from the cutoff, and it folded to Samad Rashid in the small blind who called. Jim McManus, sitting in the big blind, checked his cards and tapped the felt.

All three checked the {5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop and {K-Diamonds} turn. The river brought the {4-Spades} and another check from Rashid. McManus pushed out three yellow (1000) chips, Hellmuth quickly called, and after a recheck of his cards Rashid tossed his hand away.

McManus showed his {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for a straight, made on (positively) fifth street. Hellmuth smiled, showing his {Q-Spades}{6-Spades} for the same straight, and the pair chopped the pot.

"I already had that money spent, Phil!" said McManus. "I'm Phil Hellmuth!" said Hellmuth.

He's Phil Hellmuth. And he's got about 84,000 at the moment. McManus, meanwhile, continues to nurse a short stack, hovering just under 20,000.

Tags: Jim McManusPhil Hellmuth