From the under-the-gun position, Phil Hellmuth raised to 2,200 and Hans Winzeler made the call from the cutoff. Vanessa Selbst was on the button and also called, so we had three-way action on the flop.
The flop was and Hellmuth bet out 4,000. Winzeler folded before Selbst called. The turn was the and this time Hellmuth opted to check. Selbst went into the tank and counted out a 9,800-chip bet. Hellmuth pondered for a while, counted out the chips and eventually rumbled them into the pot.
The completed the board and Hellmuth snap-checked once more. Selbst took even more time than on the turn but ended up betting 25,700. "I call!" Hellmuth shouted within a split second and turned over the . Selbst shrugged and mucked her cards.
The two engaged in a conversation with the following cliff notes, Hellmuth really liked the king on the river and Selbst was convinced the 11-time bracelet winner would have folded if it wasn't for the king.
Selbst still has just under the average stack while Hellmuth is amongst the largest stacks in the room.