You're no doubt familiar with Grant and Blair Hinkle, the two brothers who won WSOP bracelets in 2008, but you may not be familiar with Mason, the other Hinkle brother. Also known as "Uncle Ron," Mason admits he "lives vicariously through my brothers' poker success."
While neither Blair nor Grant are at this final table, Uncle Ron has decided to rail the tournament and throw his support behind Phil Hellmuth.
"Ohhhhhhhh yeaaaaaaahhhhhh," Uncle Ron says while gyrating every time Hellmuth wins a hand. A few of the hundred or so players in the stands voiced their disapproval, but the majority of spectators were cracking up at the unconventional cheer.
Eventually security informed Uncle Ron that his repeated cheers were a disturbance and that he could not carry on, but the rest of the spectators came to his defense when they started a chant of their own.
"Let him cheer. Let him cheer. Let him cheer," they repeated. The security guard smiled, threw his hands up in the air, and then walked away.
Phil Hellmuth brought it in with a and then called when Ted Forrest completed with a jack of his own. Forrest then called a bet on fourth before betting on fifth. Hellmuth called and then retook the lead on sixth, which he followed with a bet. Forrest called and then bet after Hellmuth checked seventh. Hellmuth called.
"No," Hellmuth said before shooting out of his chair after discovering his 10-6-5-4-A low was no good against Forrest's 9-8-5-2-A low.
After the hand Hellmuth made his way over to his wife on the rail and said, "Don't worry, baby. Don't worry."
Forrest then looked their way and uttered a single word, "Worry."
After winning a couple small pots, Phil Hellmuth took Ted Forrest for a big one to reclaim the chip lead.
It began when Hellmuth brought it in with a and then raised when Forrest completed with a . Forrest called and then bet fourth. Hellmuth called and then put out a bet of his own when he took the lead on fifth. Forrest raised, Hellmuth called, and it was off to sixth street. Hellmuth maintained the lead and bet, which prompted Forrest to call.
Hellmuth bet on last time on seventh, and it did the trick as Forrest released his hand.
In the last hand of Level 25, Ted Forrest brought it in with a and then called when Phil Hellmuth completed with a . Hellmuth then checked fourth street, Forrest bet, and Hellmuth woke up with a check-raise. Forrest called and then check-called a bet on fifth. Both players checked sixth and then Forrest bet seventh. Hellmuth folded and showed his two starting cards.
Ten Forrest brought it in with a and then called when Hellmuth completed with a of his own. Both players then checked fourth street before Forrest bet fifth and Hellmuth called. That action repeated itself on the each subsequent street.
Phil Hellmuth brought it in with a and then called when Ted Forrest completed with an . Hellmuth then bet when he took the lead on fourth, Forrest called, and it was off to fifth street. Hellmuth bet and Forrest simply said, "You know what, take it."