With one limper in front of him, Phil Hellmuth called from the small blind and the big blind checked. The flop came
and Phil bet 150; the big blind called and the limper folded.
Both players checked after the turn brought the
. The board paired when the
fell on the river, and Phil checked to his opponent, who bet 300. Phil made the call and his opponent showed
for trip Queens. Hellmuth turned over
for nothing but King high.
"You see what I did?" said Phil after the hand. "I called with K-9. Nobody else would have made that call."
Phil dropped to 4,400 on the hand.