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

Rough Start for the Poker Brat

• Taso 6
Phil hellmuth


When it comes to razz, 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth has proven he knows what he is doing. He won his 12th bracelet in the variant, and earlier this summer he finished runner-up to Ted Forrest in Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz. Hellmuth recently mixed it up in a hand of razz against two-time $50,000 Poker Players' Championship winner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi.

It began when Hellmuth completed with a {4-} and Melissa Burr called with her {6-}. Mizrachi came along with an {a-}, and it was three-way action to fourth street. Mizrachi led out for 2,000, and Hellmuth opted to bump it up.

"Let me raise that man up," he said before tossing in four orange T1,000 chips. Burr got out of the way, Mizrachi called, and it was heads-up action to fifth street. Mizrachi bet, Hellmuth called, and then both players checked sixth. Hellmuth then check-called a bet on seventh and discovered the bad news.

Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{8-}{j-}{10-} / {x-}
Mizrachi: {a-}{2-}{7-}{k-} / {3-}{7-}{9-}

Mizrachi tabled a 9-7-3-2-A low, and it was good as Hellmuth launched into a mini rant. "Are you f***ing kidding me?" he asked before mucking his hand and mumbling to himself.

Hellmuth seems to be stuck in reverse here in Level 6 while Mizrachi is chipping up nicely.

Michael Mizrachi us 315,000 60,100
Phil Hellmuth us 33,200 -83,600

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