Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Table Talk

• Level 15: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

We caught the action with the board reading {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and Matt Lapossie facing a bet of 10,500 from his heads-up opponent, Travell Thomas. Thomas was talking to Lapossie and received a couple warnings from the dealer, which got Phil Hellmuth out of his seat, asking the floor about rulings.

Eventually, Lapossie made the call and we saw a river of the {a-Spades}. Lapossie checked and Thomas fired 27,000, talking the whole time. "If you fold I'll show," Thomas said.

This statement brought another warning from the dealer and Hellmuth shot out of his seat and we heard him on the phone asking, "What's going on Jack, are we changing the rules of poker."

Meanwhile, Lapossie folded after some thought and Thomas showed the {4-Hearts}. Hellmuth would come back to the table and summarize his discussion with WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel as "you can talk as long as you don't disclose the contents of your hand."

Chip Counts
Matt Lapossie 204,000 190,300
Travell Thomas US 120,000 -60,000

Tags: Matt LapossiePhil HellmuthTravell Thomas