Phil Hellmuth is our new chip leader.
Curt Kohlberg opened to 30,000 from under the gun and it folded to Phil Hellmuth who pushed out a sizable three-bet to 180,000. It folded back around to Kohlberg who announced that he was all in for 900,000 total.
"What did he say? All in?" said Hellmuth. "I call!" Hellmuth shot out of his chair and tabled
Kohlberg showed and was in dire need of some help.
Fortunately for Kohlberg, the flop brought him hope, as it fell , giving him an open-ended straight draw. Hellmuth took one look at the flop and stormed away from the table.
The rolled off on the turn, giving Hellmuth a set but Kohlberg was still drawing live going to the river.
Fifth street was paint, but unfortunately for Kohlberg it was the , pairing him up and securing his elimination in 17th place.
While stacking his new chips, Hellmuth broke into a chorus of English New Wave band Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Hellmuth may not be ruling the world, but he is certainly ruling this room as this win boosts him to 2,000,000 and is good for the top spot on the chip counts.