Phil Hellmuth has had a tough time since he got back from the dinner break and has now seen his tournament come to an end. It was during a hand of Omaha Eight-or-Better, that started when Hellmuth posted the big blind - leaving himself with just a small amount behind.
"Well, regardless of what happens, it's been a great final table," Hellmuth said to his three foes, shaking each of their hands.
"It's not over yet Phil, you've got a lot of life left in you," said Monnette in reaction to the hand shake. However, Monnette was wrong.
Monnette opened the hand with a riase from under the gun and Hellmuth made the call. On the flop, Hellmuth checked and Monnette bet. Hellmuth then committed his last chips - an extra 15,000. Monnette called and the two players turned their hands over.
The turn and the turn were not what Hellmuth was looking for as he made his way home in 4th place. Another great effort from the 12-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner.
Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind, and John Monnette checked his option. The dealer fanned , and Hellmuth check-raised Monnette. Monnette called. Hellmuth checked dark before the turned, Monnette checked behind, and the completed the board. Hellmuth led out, and Monnette instantly called.
"Sevens with a nine," Hellmuth announced.
Monnette silently tabled for a better pair of sevens, which sent Hellmuth into a rage.
A few hands later, David Baker raised in the small blind, and Hellmuth defended his big. The flop was , and Baker led out. Hellmuth called. Both players knuckled after the turned, and Baker quickly fired a bet when the fell on the river. Hellmuth called instantly.
"Queen," Baker announced, flipping over .
Hellmuth shot out of his chair in disbelief. He muttered a few unpleasant words under his breath, and showed that he had called Baker with for just king-high.
"Three outs," Hellmuth muttered. "You play good kid."
When Phil Hellmuth held during a hand of hold'em, he couldn't get his chips in quick enough, trying his best to get them in preflop against John Monnette. He would have to wait until the flop though, seeing his tournament life on the line with on the felt.
Hellmuth was up against , with that flop giving Monnette more outs to knock Hellmuth out. While the on the turn wasn't the worst news for Hellmuth, it certainly wasn't the best, as Monnette could now catch any jack, ace or queen to win.
The river fell with a safe and Hellmuth celebrated in his typical fashion as he took the double-up.
John Monnette was the bring-in with his eight showing, David Bakes Baker completed and Phil Hellmuth called. Monnette then raised and Baker folded, while Hellmuth called. On fourth street, the players committed a bet each, the same as they did on fifth. Sixth street would see Hellmuth look unhappy as he let his hand go when Monnette bet. With that hand, Hellmuth is down to just a few big bets.
Hellmuth completed, Monnette raised, and Hellmuth called. Hellmuth bet out when he made a pair on fourth, but then check-called bets on fifth, sixth, and seventh.
"Jesus Christ," Hellmuth muttered when he called on sixth.
After Hellmuth called the final bet, Monnette tabled for a flush. Hellmuth was furious, laying into Monnette, who raked in the massive pot.
A few hands later, Hellmuth brought it in with the . Monnette completed with the , and Hellmuth called. Monnette was dealt the on fourth, and check-called a bet from Hellmuth, who was dealt the . Both players were dealt red jacks on fifth, and Monnette led out. Hellmuth raised, moving all in for 200,000 exactly, and Monnette called.
Monnette caught the on sixth, giving him a leading pair of aces, and Hellmuth did not improve with the . Monnette quickly flipped over the on seventh, and Hellmuth squeezed his down card.
"It's either the four or five of clubs," Hellmuth announced.
He turned over the , giving him two pair and the winning hand.
"I got it in with the best of it!" he shouted to the rail.
David Baker has managed to take down another pot, this time during a Stud hand and against none other than John Monnette.
Monnette: / (FOLDED)
Monnette was the bring-in during this hand and then called when Baker completed. Baker then lead on fourth, fifth and sixth street, getting calls from Monnette on fourth and fifth. On sixth however, Monnette thought long and hard before letting his hand go, sending the pot to Baker.
Phil Hellmuth and David Bakes Baker just took part in a couple of Razz hands with each other and this is how they played out. Here's the first one.
Paul Sokoloff: / (FOLDED)
David Bakes Baker: / (FOLDED)
Phil Hellmuth: /
Sokoloff completed with his six, Baker made the call and then Hellmuth raised it up. Both Sokoloff and Baker called. Fourth street would see Hellmuth lead and both opponents call, while fifth street would see Hellmuth fire again, but this time get two folds. This leads us to the second hand.
David Bakes Baker: / /
Phil Hellmuth: / (FOLDED)
Hellmuth completed after Baker was the bring-in. Baker called and then on fourth street, check-called a bet from Hellmuth. On fifth, Hellmuth led and Baker called, while sixth would see Baker lead and Hellmuth go into the tank. Eventually he folded and Baker took down the pot.
Phil Ivey brought it in with a up, and the action folded to John Monnette, who completed with a . Having less than two big bets, Ivey raised, putting most of his stack at risk, and Monnette re-raised all in. Ivey called.
Ivey tabled , Monnette , and the boards ran out like this: