With the board showing , an early position player checked and Phil Hellmuth fired 30,000. His opponent called. The river brought the and another check from Hellmuth's opponent. The 11-time bracelet winner promptly announced he was all in, and spent the next minute counting out his chips -- 48,700. His opponent thought about ten seconds, then sent his cards dealerward.
Hellmuth showed his hand -- -- and scooped the pot. He opened the next hand with a raise to 7,500 and claimed the blinds and antes, carrying him up close to 110,000 as we move into the final half-hour of play tonight.