Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz

Hellmuth vs. Cantu Round I

[user153638] • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante

Two years ago Phil Hellmuth and Brandon Cantu were both at the $2,500 razz final table where they engaged in numerous battles, both on the felt and verbally. Hellmuth ultimately won that event and knocked out Cantu in third. There's a lot of history between these "frenemies," and the two just played their first pot together here at the Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz final table.

It began when Greg Pappas completed with a {6-} and Hellmuth raised with an {A-}. Cantu reraised with a {5-}, both his opponents called, and it was off to fourth street. Cantu kept the lead with a {4-} but checked, which opened the door for Pappas to bet with a {2-}. Hellmuth and Cantu both called and then two checks on fifth street put action on the "Poker Brat." He bet, two calls followed, and then Cantu led out on sixth.

Hellmuth called, Pappas folded, and then seventh went check-check.

Pappas: (x-x) / {6-}{2-}{10-}{q-} fold
Cantu: (x-x) / {5-}{4-}{10-}{7-} / {X-}
Hellmuth: {a-}{a-}{8-}{q-} / {4-}{6-}{7-}

Hellmuth managed to make an 8-7-6-4-A low on the river, and it was good as Cantu scooped up his cards and sent them to the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 360,000 46,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 160,000 -16,000

Tags: Greg PappasBrandon CantuPhil Hellmuth