Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship



Hellmuth Starts Steaming



Phil Hellmuth{x-}{x-} / {9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} / {x-}
Lyle Berman{x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} / {x-}/

The {3-Spades} had the bring in and Phil Hellmuth made the call. Lyle Berman completed it and only Hellmuth called.

Berman ended up betting every street, and seventh blind. Hellmuth called every single bet and turned over {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a straight. That was no good against Berman's {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{7-Spades} as he had made a full house.

Hellmuth seemed quiet at first, but eventually he bursted out and left the table for a couple of hands. Hellmuth sat down in the far corner of the tournament room for a while, but eventually he made his way back to the table. Hellmuth's short and looking to double up.

Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
us 540,000 127,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 380,000 -145,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthLyle Berman

Ivey Gets a Fold from Fitoussi



Phil Ivey{x-}{x-} / {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Bruno Fitoussi{x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} / {x-}

Phil Ivey led the betting on this one up until sixth street after he had completed on third. Bruno Fitoussi was calling down, but then picked up a pair on sixth and checked to Ivey. Ivey bet and Fitoussi called. On seventh, Fitoussi checked and Ivey bet. Fitoussi tanked for a little bit, then folded his hand and Ivey won the pot.

Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 950,000 47,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 290,000 75,000

Tags: Bruno FitoussiPhil Ivey

Shak Wiped Out



Luke Schwartz{x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades} / {x-}
Dan Shak{x-}{x-} / {10-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Hearts} / {x-}

Picking up the action on fifth street, Dan Shak checked and Luke Schwartz fired a bet. Shak called. On sixth street, Shak made the best hand showing with a pair of jacks, but Schwartz announced a bet in the dark, which was also out of the turn. The dealer stopped him and Shak was allowed to check. Schwartz bet and Shak called.

Before seventh street was dealt, Schwartz tried to bet in the dark again, verbally announcing a bet. David Oppenheim piped up, along with some of the others at the table, to tell Schwartz he was once again betting out of turn and couldn't do that.

"But he's only got that much left," said Schwartz, pointing over at Shak's stack of 37,000. The big bet was 30,000.

Shak then tossed in 30,000, thinking he was just calling Schwartz's bet. Schwartz then tossed in his own 30,000 and everything was ready for the showdown.

"I have a straight," said Schwartz as he turned up the {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Shak took some extra time to squeeze his hole cards nice and long, before tossing them into the muck. He was left with 7,000 in chips, which all went in on the next hand.

Phil Hellmuth{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs} / {10-Hearts}
David Oppenheim{x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{J-Hearts} - Fold
Dan Shak{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-Hearts} / {7-Diamonds}

After having put 3,000 in for the ante, Shak had to bring in and put his last 4,000 in. Action folded to Phil Hellmuth and he completed. Behind him, Oppenheim called and everyone else folded.

Hellmuth bet out Oppenheim on fourth street and that's where the hands were opened. Shak was actually ahead with his pair of nines, but Hellmuth ran down a straight and scooped Shak out of the tournament.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 525,000 67,000
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 505,000 155,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Dan ShakLuke SchwartzDavid OppenheimPhil Hellmuth

One More Level

[user68268] • Level 15

The players are back in their seats for the last level of the evening.


Chip Counts

David Oppenheim us
David Oppenheim
us 1,120,000 30,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 1,030,000 180,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 1,028,000 -232,000
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 912,000 2,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 903,000 58,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 889,000 279,000
David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
us 758,000 8,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 734,000 144,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 712,000 144,400
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 702,000 207,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 690,000 -230,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 649,000 -91,000
Joe Cassidy us
Joe Cassidy
us 600,000 70,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 577,000 152,000
Antony Lellouche fr
Antony Lellouche
fr 554,000 -61,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 553,000 -82,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 458,000 -47,000
Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
us 413,000 -65,000
Michael Glick us
Michael Glick
us 379,000 81,500
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 350,000 89,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 343,000 105,000
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 335,000 -212,500
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 324,000 29,000
Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi
304,000 -221,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 236,000 -54,000

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Last Break

[user68268] • Level 14

The players are now on their last 20-minute break of the night.