Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Hellmuth Takes Two Against Selbst

• Level 11: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Vanessa Selbst raised to 5,500 on the button, Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind and the flop fell {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}.

Hellmuth check-called 6,200 from Selbst, the {5-Hearts} turned and both players checked. The {Q-Diamonds} river completed the board and both players checked again. Hellmuth tabled {Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for trips, Selbst mucked and Hellmuth collected the pot.

The following hand, Selbst raised from the cutoff and Hellmuth defended his small blind. The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Hellmuth check-called 7,200 from Selbst to see the {K-Diamonds} turn. Both checked, the {10-Diamonds} river fell and Hellmuth bet 9,000. Selbst folded, giving Hellmuth the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 495,000 -67,800
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 215,000 33,300

Tags: Phil HellmuthVanessa Selbst