Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
Days:
12345

Hellmuth Arrives

• Level 4

Omaha 8

Phil Hellmuth has arrived and sits in the seat once occupied by the eliminated Vanessa Selbst. We arrived at the table in time to find Hellmuth engaged in an Omaha 8 hand with John Hennigan to his direct left.

In the hand, the board read {9-Spades}{K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Hellmuth checked. Hennigan led out with a bet and the "PokerBrat" called. The {5-Spades} paired the board on the river and Hellmuth checked once more. Hennigan rapped the table back.

"King-queen," said Hellmuth.

It was no good, however, as Hennigan showed {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a winning two pair of kings and nines. Hennigan took down the pot and Hellmuth took a small hit to his stack to start his tournament.

Chip Counts
John Hennigan us 157,000 7,000
Phil Hellmuth us 148,000 -2,000

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