We’ve seen poker legend Phil Hellmuth top the table when it comes to trash talk. It feels like he’s unbeatable at that. There are times when the ‘Poker Brat’ is all happy and smiles when he wins the hand and makes sure everyone on the table knows about it.
Why are we talking about Hellmuth’s reactions at the table? Keep reading further and you will know why.
The Palo Alto resident is currently grinding in the Champions Club Texas cash games. In a particular hand when blinds were at $25/$50/$100, Hellmuth was playing with pocket eights, and the run out gave the ‘Poker Brat’ jitters.
Andrew Lichtenberger had raised $250 preflop and other two players called to see a flop of 6d 4d 6s. The 17-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner checked his option, Lichtenberger bet $300, Victoria Livschitz took a look at her cards once again and called.
Hellmuth raises to $800 and the two other players match the bet. The turn brought 8d which gave a full house to Hellmuth. The ‘Poker Brat’ checks his option, and the other two players check behind him to see a river of 9c. Hellmuth bets $1,000 and Lichtenberger folds.
Livschitz did not think too long and jammed $3,625. This put Hellmuth all-in to call. Hellmuth tanks and tanks wondering what his rival could have. Poor thing looked happy when he hit a full house, but he had no clue what was coming.
Hellmuth turns a full house with eights full, but Livschitz rivers a better full house and puts Hellmuth into the tank!
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) September 3, 2023
Hellmuth was clearly taken by surprise and despite having a full boat he did take his time to finally make that call. When cards were revealed, Hellmuth saw pocket nines which meant Livschitz had a bigger full house than Hellmuth’s and he looked disgruntled at that run out.
Just recently, Hellmuth did an incredible thing at the Champions Club Texas cash game. He booked a profit of $10. Yes, you read that right. We wrote that figure correctly and did not skip on adding any zeroes. What happened that day? Click here to read the full story.
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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