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

Small Pots

[user68268] • Nivel 27: 60,000-120,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #172

Phil Hellmuth began with the button. He limped in from the button and Brian Rast raised to 400,000 from the big blind. Hellmuth folded.

Hand #173

Rast started this hand on the button. He raised to 240,000 and Hellmuth made the call. The flop came down {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Hellmuth checked and Rast also checked.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and both checked again.

The river was the {3-Clubs} and Hellmuth bet 180,000. Rast called. Hellmuth showed the {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Rast mucked.

Hand #174

Hellmuth was on the button and had the chip lead with over 10.7 million in chips. He limped and Rast checked in the big blind to see the flop come down {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}. Both checked.

The turn brought the {K-Hearts} and Rast checked. Hellmuth also checked to see the {9-Diamonds} fall on the river. Both checked. Rast won the pot with the {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} over Hellmuth's {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}.

Hand #175

Rast was on the button and raised to 240,000. Hellmuth called and the flop came down {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{7-Hearts} with Hellmuth having checked in the dark. Rast bet 240,000 and Hellmuth called.

Fourth street was the {8-Diamonds} after Hellmuth checked in the dark again. Rast checked.

The river was the {4-Hearts} and both players checked. "Queen," said Hellmuth and tabled the {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Rast didn't look happy as he couldn't beat queen high and mucked his hand.

Taguri: Brian RastPhil Hellmuth