Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Bernabeu Busts the Poker Brat

[user153638] • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Phil Hellmuth in earlier WSOP action.

Phil Hellmuth's former seat had a new occupant, which suggested the "Poker Brat" had been eliminated. We checked with Jeff Gross, who had been seated to Hellmuth's left, and he said that Hellmuth had indeed been eliminated.

As he explained, it happened in a very interesting hand when Samuel Bernabeu opened for 1,025 and Hellmuth three-bet to approximately 3,000. Bernabeu held {k-}{k-} and opted to flat. Bernabeu then check-called a bet of 3,500 on the {k-}{4-}{2-} flop before both players checked the {J-} turn.

When a {7-} appeared on the river, Bernabeu simply moved all in. Hellmuth couldn't seem to believe it, double checked his cards and then called off his last 7,000 or so with {7-}{7-}. Unfortunately for him, his rivered set was no good and he was sent out the door.

Chip Counts
Samuel Bernabeu es 67,000 67,000
Phil Hellmuth us Busted

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