Phil Hellmuth has been rather short-stacked for most of the day. However, he has slowly (but surely) increased his stack throughout today's levels.
In a recent hand, a player in the cutoff opened for 2,500. Right behind him, Phil Hellmuth re-popped it to 5,800 and action folded back around to the original raiser, who folded after some deliberation.
"I'd have snap-called you," Hellmuth said as he scooped the pot. "I only had ace-queen, but I read you as weak. In my mind you had ace-jack."
Regardless of his read, Hellmuth is up to 31,000 after having been as low as 6,500 earlier in the day.