2014 World Series of Poker

Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Hellmuth Traps Himself

Level 12 : 100-100, 800 ante

Phil Hellmuth called an opponent's bet of 5,300 on the turn of a {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} board. The river brought the {j-Hearts} and Hellmuth checked again. His opponent bet 5,200 this time, and Hellmuth didn’t look happy about it.

“The one time I try to trap all day” he said, counting out the calling chips. After a minute he put in the call and mucked when he saw his opponent show {j-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a straight.

“I should have just mucked on the river… it would have been so spectacular” was Hellmuth’s final word on that hand.