Phil Hellmuth raised to 29,000 from the cutoff seat and Vladimir Geshkenbein called from the big blind.
The dealer spread the flop and both players tapped the table and checked. Geshkenbein led out for 35,000 on the turn and Hellmuth quickly called. Geshkenbein then checked the river and called when Hellmuth made it 30,000 to see a showdown.
"Flush," said Hellmuth as he rolled over .
Hellmuth is being very active in these early stages.