Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Baker Gets Hellmuth Going

• Level 11
Phil Hellmuth last night on Day 1


David "ODB" Baker completed on third street and Phil Hellmuth put in a raise after which Baker made the call. On fourth street Baker called a bet from Hellmuth and the same thing repeated itself on fifth. Sixth street turned the tables and Baker checked to Hellmuth who bet again. Baker called and checked on seventh street.

Without looking at his seventh card Hellmuth bet and Baker quickly responded with a check-raise. Now Hellmuth grabbed his final card and peeked at it before putting in the call.

Hellmuth: (X-X) / {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} / (X)
Baker: (X-X) / {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{K-Spades} / (X)

"Straight to the eight," Baker said as he turned over {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Hellmuth mucked his cards and Baker said, "There's nothing I can do about that one, Phil."

"Nice hand buddy," Hellmuth responded sounding like he always does after losing a pot.

"What I could've done was fill up," Hellmuth then added, as most of the players started laughing.

Hellmuth lost a little at the start of today but he's still sitting on a good stack. Meanwhile Baker's started an upwards trend he very much needed after starting the day with very little chips.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth us 90,000 -10,900
David "ODB" Baker us 38,000 38,000

Tags: David "ODB" BakerPhil Hellmuth