Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Hellmuth's Instincts Are Wrong

Phil Hellmuth in classic form

The board read {8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Phil Hellmuth checked. Timothy Adams moved 78,000 into the middle and the 12-time WSOP bracelet winner went into the tank.

"My instincts say I should put the money in," Hellmuth said as he discussed the hand to himself. "Then again I'm going to bust him anyway...It feels like I'm on a freeroll here."

At that line the table burst into laughter, but Hellmuth remained stoic as he came to a decision. He pushed calling chips into the middle and Adams showed {10-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a straight. Hellmuth shook his head and mucked his cards. A few seconds passed before he slammed his hand on the table in frustration and muttered something that was inaudible. He's currently sitting around 390,000 in chips while Adams is up to 765,000.

Player Chips Progress
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 765,000 22,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 390,000 -20,000

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