Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Hellmuth Sends Cantu Packing

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Brandon Cantu

After losing a few pots and dropping down to near 200K, Brandon Cantu opened for 12,000 from the button only to have Phil Hellmuth, who he battled against at the Event #7: $1,500 Razz final table earlier in the week, three-bet to 25,000 from the big blind.

Cantu responded by four-betting all in and Hellmuth snap-called.

Cantu: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Hellmuth: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Cantu had picked the wrong time to shove as the "Poker Brat" had the best hand in poker. Cantu, who began the day as a big chip leader, wouldn't get so much as a sweat as the board ran out {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Ship the pot to Hellmuth, who it should be noted is notching his 102nd WSOP cash in this event.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 460,000 286,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us Busted

Tags: Brandon CantuPhil Hellmuth