Joseph Cheong raised to 115,000 on the button and Sergii Baranov defended from the big blind. The duo proceeded to check down every street as the board ran out , and Cheong rolled over . Unfortunately for him, it was no good as Baranov revealed for a rivered pair of aces.
Joseph Cheong raised to 110,000 under the gun and Phil Hellmuth defended from the big blind. The flop saw Hellmuth lead out for 175,000 and Cheong called. The same action happened on the turn, but this time Hellmuth's bet was 200,000.
When the peeled off on the river, Hellmuth came out with a big bet of 600,000 and Cheong made a quick call. Hellmuth quickly rolled over for a full house and the win.
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Stephane Albertini raised to 80,000 from the button and received calls from Sergii Baranov and Phil Hellmuth in the small and big blinds respectively. The former proceeded to lead out for 200,000 on the flop. Hellmuth folded, Albertini raised to 490,000, and Baranov called.
The turn saw Baranov check-call Albertini's all-in shove or approximately 450,000, and the cards were turned up:
Baranov had flopped top pair, but it was still behind the pocket rockets of Albertini. The river changed nothing, and the French contingent on the rail went wild for their last hope of keeping the title in France.
Phil Hellmuth was first to act and opened to 90,000. Joseph Cheong folded his button and Stephane Albertini called from the small blind. Sergii Baranov tagged along from the big blind and the flop came .
It checked to Hellmuth and he continued for 150,000. Albertini got out of the way while Baranov decided to check-raise to 350,000.
"I call!" proclaimed Hellmuth. "...how much?" The agitated Hellmuth matched Baranov's chips into the pot.
The came on the turn and Baranov tossed out several plaques for a bet totaling 600,000. Hellmuth snapped Baranov and threw plaques of his own into the middle. The rivered and both players checked. Hellmuth showed for a pair of fours, but Baranov tabled for a pair of nines.
"OH MY GOD IN HEAVEN!" yelled Hellmuth. He bolted out of his chair. "What the f*ck!"
Hellmuth then fell straight to the ground and curled up into a ball, in utter disbelief that he lost the pot. The audience on the rail then burst into applause.
"God how does he get these miracles?!" continued Hellmuth. "I'm the one guy he cant' bluff and boom, he hits hit card! I'm just going to give Phil five hundred thousand, oh wait, there's my nine!"
Hellmuth has been consistently talking since the hand and we see no end in sight as he has now lost the chip lead.