2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Caesars Cup
Days: 1

Hellmuth Doubles and America Takes Lead

Level 11 : 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Max Lykov limped in from the button and Phil Hellmuth checked in the big blind to see the flop come down {A-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Hellmuth checked, Lykov bet 6,000 and then Helluth check-raised to 16,000. Lykov called.

The turn was the {J-Clubs} and Hellmuth took a few moments before betting 18,000. Lykov studied and then raised all in. Hellmuth called for 56,000 total.

Hellmuth: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Lykov: {K-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Lykov was drawing dead and the river completed the board with the {4-Spades}. Both teams were closely railing the action and after the river card hit, Team America's Ben Lamb said, "These Internet kids will never learn."

Team America now leads with 156,000 to 44,000.

Tags: Phil HellmuthMax Lykov