Event #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)

Hellmuth Pulls an Eighty-Six

Josh_Cahlik • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Hellmuth, the shortest stack in the tournament at the time, raised to 24,000 from the hijack and was called by David Baker from the small blind. Baker took one card while Hellmuth opted to take two.

Baker checked to Hellmuth who counted out a bet of 60,000, more than half of his stack. After a bit of pondering, Bakes made the call only to hear Hellmuth say "Eighty-six!", tabling {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}. Bakes dejectedly mucked his cards and Hellmuth stack is back up to around 210,000.

Tags: David Bakes BakerPhil Hellmuth