2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Shak Spikes the River; Leaves Hellmuth Fuming

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth opened for 2,200 from the hi-jack and found one caller in Dan Shak from the big blind.

The flop came {K-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Shak checked. Hellmuth quickly checked behind.

The {3-Clubs} fell on the turn and Shak bet 3,200. Hellmuth quickly called.

Both players checked when the {J-Spades} came on the river and Shak tabled {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for a rivered pair of jacks. Hellmuth stared at Shak's hand and then the board and shot up out of his seat.

"It's good, Dan. Well played," Hellmuth said. "I trapped you perfectly and you hit the three-outer or whatever."

Shak defended himself, saying that he tried to steal on the turn and just got lucky on the river.

Hellmuth paced around his table for a little bit, but eventually sat back down. The poker brat is down to 18,000.

Player Chips Progress
140,000 30,000
18,000 8,000

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