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

Hellmuth Closing The Gap


Stephane Albertini had the button. Joseph Cheong opened with a fold and Albertini raised to 80,000. Sergii Baranov called from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth tagged along from the big blind.

The flop was {3-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and all three players checked. The {6-Spades} hit the river and Baranov bet 160,000. Hellmuth called and Albertini got rid of his hand.

The {5-Clubs} hit the river and Baranov bet 140,000. Hellmuth snap raised to 450,000 and Baranov called, showing {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Hellmuth tabled {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a turned straight, however, and was able to take down the pot, thus closing the gap between himself and Baranov.

Player Chips Progress
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 5,165,000 -690,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 4,695,000 690,000

Tags: Stephan AlbertiniPhil HellmuthSergii Baranov