Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Hellmuth Snap-Calling

[user68268] • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 30,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth pumps a fist.

Hand #124

Phil Hellmuth had the button to start this hand. He limped in on the button and Minh Ly checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} and Ly checked. Hellmuth bet 150,000 and Ly check-raised to 350,000. Hellmuth folded and Ly won the pot.

Hand #125

Owais Ahmed held the button. Brian Rast got a walk in the big bling.

Hand #126

Minh Ly held the button. Action folded to Brian Rast in the small blind and he raised to 200,000. Phil Hellmuth reraised to 450,000 from the big blind and said, "A lot of steam on this one, a lot of steam." Rast then studied and made the call.

The flop came down {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Rast led with a bet of 400,000. Hellmuth quickly called.

The turn was the {Q-Clubs} and Rast took his time before acting again, much different than the style Hellmuth is exhibiting. Rast then bet out 625,000 and Hellmuth stood up to make another snap-call.

The river was the {3-Hearts} and Rast and Rast checked. Hellmuth checked right away. Rast mucked when he saw Hellmuth's {A-Spades}{6-Clubs} and pumped his fist away from the table.

"I'm not done yet, buddy!" said Hellmuth. "You got away with four bluffs, try three more."

Tags: Brian RastMinh LyOwais AhmedPhil Hellmuth