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

Hellmuth Pulling Away; Moves In On Albertini

He's Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth called from the button and Stephane Albertini raised to 235,000 from the small blind. It folded back to Hellmuth and he called.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Albertini checked. Hellmuth bet 350,000 and Albertini raised to 775,000.

"CALL!" yelled Hellmuth, shooting up out of his seat. Typically this behavior displayed when calling an all in bet, but Hellmuth decided to jump from his chair regardless.

The {2-Diamonds} turned and Albertini checked. Hellmuth announced that he was all in. Albertini had to decide for his tournament life and spend several minutes doing so. The clock was called and eventually Albertini folded.

We believe we heard Albertini say he had ace-high, to which Hellmuth responded "Ace-high?! Come on, I'm Phil Hellmuth!" Hellmuth then showed {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 8,500,000 1,012,000
Stephane Albertini FR
Stephane Albertini
FR 880,000 -1,020,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthStephane Albertini