$1,500 + $90 Heads-Up NLH
Total Entries: 64
Players Remaining: 2
Level 4: Blinds 300/600 (Hellmuth 2/Hall 1) Game 3 complete
(Busquet 0/Cappello 2) Complete
Hellmuth leaps up from the table after calling river with what was likely a bluffcatcher on the flop, but was shown an unlikely rivered jack for top pair.
The comeback halted, he is under 7,000 and has to get it in with . Somehow Hall has it again, with a weak ace, but this time the board favors Hellmuth, who hits both the king and the queen.
Back to 12,000, slightly behind.
Then, a slightly better result from the BB which has mostly been hard on Phil. Ryan fires twice into , but his 3,000 turn bet is greeted with a shove. No call from from Ryan.
This gives Phil the advantage for the first time all game, 19,000 to 11,000.
A few small pots are traded, and Phil moves to 21,000 – 9,000.
Hellmuth puts him in once. Fold. Even shorter now.
Then, the final hand: Hellmuth jams into Ryan’s last nine bigs. Hall has to call it off with , and the board does not help out the suited ace.
Phil is immediately concerned with getting a stack in the main so he can bag for day 2, and runs around making arrangements. We’ll rejoin the Heads-up NLH Event 16 at 9:15 PM, when Joey Cappello will meet Phil Hellmuth for the BWPO2019 HU title.