Event #42: $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Hellmuth Brought to His Knees by Devastating River Card

• Taso 11: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth

"Mother f***er," we heard 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth shout as he shot out of his chair. We immediately made our way over to find out what happened.

From what we pieced together, Phil Laak had opened the action with a raise to 2,400 from the cutoff. Hellmuth then called from the small blind, and David "Bakes" Baker three-bet it to 9,600 from the big. Laak got out of the way and Hellmuth made the call to see a flop of {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}.

Hellmuth checked, Baker continued for 20,000, and Hellmuth shoved all in for roughly 60,000. Baker made the call and Hellmuth was in a dominating spot.

Hellmuth: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Baker: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Hellmuth had flopped top set, which was well out in front of Baker's aces. The {2-Spades} turn gave Hellmuth a full house, and that meant all he needed to do was dodge an ace on the river to stay alive. Well, you already know about his outburst, so you can probably guess what came next. The dealer burned and put out the {A-Spades}!

"How do you put 60K in there?" a stunned Hellmuth asked before making a beeline for the exit.

"Phil talks s**t to me every time we play together," Baker told the table afterwards. "I've been waiting for that for awhile."

Hellmuth then took to Twitter to vent his frustrations:

phil_hellmuthOMG!!!! Sometimes a bad card can bring you to your knees...

phil_hellmuthI Don't understand why they let me be 10-to-1 favorite for massive pots in PLOmaha? Do they have any pride at all?!?
David "Bakes" Baker us 185,000 76,800
Phil Hellmuth us Ulkona

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