Friday evening was tough for Phil Hellmuth, who purchased in brief and misplaced two bullets rapidly on Hustler On line casino Stay (HCL) earlier than watching his beloved Golden State Warriors get knocked out of the NBA Playoffs.
When the stream started at 5 p.m. PT, the “Poker Brat” purchased into the $100/$200 no-limit maintain’em money recreation with $20,000. He was seated at a desk with principally amateurs — all HCL regulars — who had been in for not less than $100,000, aside from Mike X’s $75,000 stack.
Hellmuth’s beginning chip stack has been a subject of curiosity across the poker group the previous yr. Throughout the historic “MrBeast Recreation” at Hustler final Might, he entered with a small stack towards a leisure desk, to which many poker followers had been crucial. Final yr, throughout a Stay on the Bike episode, he once more purchased in for a fraction of his opponents, and once more acquired some criticism.
Following that LATB recreation and the backlash that got here with it, he vowed to enter future live-streams with not less than $300,000. He’d follow that plan for a bit earlier than coming to the conclusion he’s robust to beat when he has a small stack. However on Friday, that assertion didn’t maintain true.
Hellmuth Loses Monster Pot and Quits Throughout Robbi’s Stay on the Bike Debut
Dangerous Timing In opposition to Nik Airball’s Girls
Sooner or later after competing within the first ever Excessive Stakes Poker live-stream in Las Vegas, Nikhil “Nik Airball” Arcot returned to Los Angeles to play some poker at Hustler On line casino. Inside the first hour, he discovered himself in an incredible spot to stack the 16-time World Collection of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner.
We have now our 1st battle between @phil_hellmuth & @nikairball
The hand began with Hellmuth raising to $1,100 from a middle position with A♣9♣ and then being three-bet to $6,200 by Airball, who had Q♠Q♥ in the straddle. That raise didn’t convince the “Poker Brat” to fold. Instead, he opted to move all-in for $27,600 and was snap-called.
Both players agreed to run it twice and the first board of J♥J♣2♥7♣10♥ was especially bad for Hellmuth because he not only didn’t win, but also used up two clubs. The second board of 4♠K♥6♥10♣10♦ wasn’t any better and Nik Airball collected the $56,600 pot, chipping up to nearly $160,000.
Poker Brat Can’t Find a Fold
In the second and final monster pot Hellmuth played during his brief Hustler Casino Live session, he attempted to sniff out a bluff. The only problem for him was Dan “Jungleman” Cates wasn’t bluffing.
Action began with Cates, in middle position, raising to $1,200 with K♦6♦ before Mike X three-bet it to $3,800 with A♣10♣ in the cutoff. Hellmuth opted against a four-bet in the straddle with J♠J♦ and just called, as did Jungleman.
The flop ran out 5♦6♣K♠, giving Jungleman top pair. Despite nearly a complete whiff on the flop, Mike X continued his aggression with a $4,400 wager. Hellmuth called before Cates raised to $15,400.
With just $15,900 behind, Hellmuth was in a position where he could either fold or just play for the rest of his stack. He chose the incorrect option and moved all in to see the bad news. They decided to run it twice and both run-outs were favorable for Jungleman and he took down all of the $56,900 pot.
Hellmuth then left the sport about two hours into the session as a substitute of rebuying once more. In his post-game interview, he admitted he didn’t play on the similar stage that helped him win 16 WSOP bracelets.
“I put in thirty-thousand with ace-nine of golf equipment towards queens. Only a actually unhealthy play. So not like me.”
“That’s about as unhealthy as I can play poker,” an sincere and humble Hellmuth stated. “I put in thirty-thousand with ace-nine of golf equipment towards queens. Only a actually unhealthy play. So not like me.”
There was no patented Hellmuth meltdown on today. He accepted the end result and moved on to Recreation 7 of the NBA Western Convention Quarterfinals between the Sacramento Kings and Hellmuth’s favourite workforce, the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors performed about in addition to Hellmuth did and misplaced the sport 118-99. With that, the defending world champs had been eradicated from the playoffs about as rapidly because the Poker Brat busted on Hustler On line casino Stay Friday evening.