Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kick-Off

Hellmuth Sets Up Berkowitz to Double Big

Chad_Holloway • Niveau 27: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante
Phil Hellmuth

Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth raised to 30,000 under the gun and Connor "NYR9414" Berkowitz called from the hijack. The rest of the players folded and it was heads-up action to the {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop.

Hellmuth continued for 35,000, Berkowitz called, and the {8-Spades} appeared on the turn.

Hellmuth opted to check, Berkowitz bet 56,000, and the 15-time bracelet winner check-raised all in for 323,543. Berkowitz called and the cooler was unveiled.

Connor "NYR9414" Berkowitz: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Berkowitz had flopped top two pair but it was no good as Hellmuth had a set. Only a king on the river would eliminate Hellmuth, but it wasn't meant to be as the {3-Spades} peeled off instead to send a big double to the "Poker Brat." Berkowitz went bust in 68th place a short time later.

Hellmuth doubles.
Hellmuth doubles.
Joueur Jetons Progression
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth
Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth
748,045 346,045
Connor "NYR9414" Berkowitz
Connor "NYR9414" Berkowitz

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