2009 L.A. Poker Classic

$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship
Days: 1

Hellmuth Never at a Loss for Words

On a board of {4-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {k-Diamonds} {6-Hearts}, Phil Hellmuth checked and then called a bet of 900 from John Racener. Racener showed the nut flush, {A-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}.

"That pot could have been a lot bigger if I had gambled on the flop before you had me drawing dead," said Hellmuth. We're not sure whether it was a boast that Racener hadn't extracted more chips from Hellmuth, or a simple statement of fact.