Phil Hellmuth has been cheerful most of the day, but that just changed after a big hand against Brandon Cantu. Interestingly these two have razz history as Cantu finished third in this event back in 2012, which is when Hellmuth won his first non-hold'em bracelet.
We picked up the action on fifth street when Hellmuth bet and Cantu called. The latter then took the lead on sixth, fired out 6,000, and Hellmuth called. Cantu bet another 6,000 on seventh and Hellmuth mumbled to himself before making the call.
"Your seven is good," Hellmuth said.
"I don't know, I have to look," Cantu replied, meaning he needed to hit the last card to make a seven. During this time Hellmuth tabled his eight-six low.
Hellmuth: / /
Cantu: / /
Cantu flipped over his last card to reveal a deuce, which gave him the best hand. Hellmuth then launched into an epic tirade.
"He's trying to bluff off his chips. I let you steal, and steal, and steal," the Poker Brat said. "I mean are you even trying to win, Brandon? What are you doing?"
Hellmuth seemed to take the beat personally and continued to voice his frustration into the next hand despite a warning from the dealer. Hellmuth then got up out of his chair, wandered the tournament area, and eventually made his way over to Huck Seed to see if he had a sympathetic ear.
"They've got me talking to myself, Huck," Hellmuth said. Seed did not respond.