2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Hellmuth Scores One while Cameras Roll

donpeters • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Phil Hellmuth raised to 3,800 from middle position and Marcos Cerqueira called from the big blind to see the {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop. Both players checked and the turn brought the {5-Clubs}. Both checked again and the river completed the board with the {10-Diamonds}. Both checked a third time.

Cerqueira mucked after Hellmuth showed the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, but the hand took a few minutes longer.

Hellmuth's table is not one of the two featured tables here on Day 3. The table is in the middle of the Purple Section of the Amazon Room , but there's plenty of filming going on every single hand in order to catch all of the action at the table and especially action involving Hellmuth.

After many hands have been completed, the production team has instructed the dealer to hold the board and all cards where they are while they film. The dealer does so, which takes an extra minute or two before washing the deck and moving to the next hand. The dealer also has been instructed to hold a player's mucked holding, as happened on this hand.

Hellmuth showed his hand and Ader mucked, but the dealer didn't pull the hand into the muck. After the filming team shoots the board in the middle of the table with the winning hand, a mini camera is placed on the table in front of the player who mucked, in this case it was Cerqueira. He takes back his cards and shows them to the camera as though it were a hole-card camera. This is so when the hand airs later on, all hole cards can be known throughout the action.

Tags: Marcos CerqueiraPhil Hellmuth