Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1234

Korik Doubles Through Hellmuth on the First Hand

[user169806] • Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Zachary Korik has got off to a great start and has doubled through Phil Hellmuth on the very first hand of play.

Mark Darner opened to 20,000 only to see Korik three-bet all-in for 221,000. Hellmuth instantly announced "call" and the remaining players ducked out of the way.

Hellmuth: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Korik: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}

it was one of tournament poker's many coinflip scenarios and one that Hellmuth would lose. The {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop was safe as it gets for pocket sevens, and the {10-Clubs} turn kept them ahead. The {2-Diamonds} river completed the board and Korik's double up.

Vladimir Geshkenbein needled Hellmuth by saying: "Oh Phil! What are you doing? Putting your money in with ace-high."

Hellmuth responded by saying he lost every flip he played on Day 2 but was still among the chip leaders.

Player Chips Progress
Zachary Korik us
Zachary Korik
us 450,000 229,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 270,000 -221,000

Tags: Phil HellmuthMark DarnerVladimir GeshkenbeinZachary Korik