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

Hellmuth Goes With Read, Is Rewarded

Shamus • Nivel 13
Phil Hellmuth

No-Limit Hold'em

We just caught the tail end of an interesting hand between Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver.

They'd reached the river with the board showing {8-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and about 180,000 in the middle. Hellmuth checked, and Seiver bet 87,000. Hellmuth went deep into the tank, then finally emerged to make the call.

After Hellmuth called, Seiver tapped the table to confirm the Poker Brat had made a good decision. As the chips were pushed Hellmuth's way he tabled his hand -- {J-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}! Seiver's hand may or may not have been in the muck as yet, but it appeared from Seiver's response that whatever he'd had he couldn't have beaten jack-high.

"Yes!" said Hellmuth, congratulating himself for the gutsy call. He's at about 840,000 now while Seiver has around 770,000.

Taguri: Phil HellmuthScott Seiver