Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Hellmuth Edgy, Oppenheim Chipping Up


Phil Hellmuth is boiling after a hand he wasn't event involved in. Luke Schwartz has been driving the 12-time World Series of Poker champion a bit crazy with his table antics, and Hellmuth's short stack isn't helping him with staying calm.

2-7 Triple Draw

From the hijack, David Oppenheim raised and Bill Chen three-bet from the cutoff. Luke Schwartz was in the small blind and called, as did Oppenheim.

Schwartz and Oppenheim drew two cards while Chen only needed one. The action was checked to Chen, who bet and saw Schwartz raise. Both Oppenheim and Chen called, and three players went to the second draw.

All three players drew one card and the action was checked. On the final draw everyone took one card again, and Schwartz checked first. Oppenheim bet, Chen called and Schwartz folded.

Oppenheim showed {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{2-} and beat Chen's {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}. Hellmuth was far from happy with the way Schwartz was holding up his cards and uttered the following words.

"This is the $50K Championship, not some $100 homegame!" Hellmuth said to Schwartz as he called the floor over. Schwartz was holding his cards up so the rail could see them, which Hellmuth didn't like. Right now, it seems Hellmuth is a bit more on edge, so we'll be playing close attention to his table.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 1,190,000 10,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 640,000 -5,000
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 630,000 30,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 190,000 -60,000

Tags: Bill ChenDavid OppenheimLuke SchwartzPhil Hellmuth