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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz


Level 26 started

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6


Hellmuth Pulling Away

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Phil Hellmuth {x-}{x-} / {9-}{9-}{3-}
Don Zewin {x-}{x-} / {8-}{8-}{k-}

Hellmuth brought it in, Zewin completed, and Hellmuth raised. Zewin called. Zewin check-called a bet on fourth street, then folded to a bet on fifth.

Hellmuth has a huge lead now, and can surely smell his twelfth bracelet.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 1,800,000 100,000 pos
Don Zewin 440,000 -50,000 neg

The Rich Get Richer

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Brandon Cantu put out a bet on the turn and received a call from Phil Hellmuth before slowing down and checking fifth. Hellmuth took the opportunity to bet, which put Cantu in the tank for a solid minute. He eventually made the call only to check-folded to Hellmuth's bet on sixth. Per usual, Hellmuth showed him the goods.

Hellmuth: {2-}{8-} / {J-}{5-}{3-}{4-}
Cantu: (x-x) / {6-}{3-}{10-}{7-}

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 1,700,000 530,000 pos
Don Zewin 415,000 -275,000 neg
Brandon Cantu 215,000 -460,000 neg

Scott Fischman Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,248)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Scott Fischman - 4th Place
Scott Fischman - 4th Place

Scott Fischman: {x-}{x-} / {6-}{9-}{a-}{10-} / {x-}
Brandon Cantu: {x-}{x-} / {8-} (FOLDED)
Don Zewin: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{4-}{5-}{a-} / {x-}

Cantu brought it in, Zewin completed, and Fischman raised. Only Zewin called. Fischman called a bet on fourth street, and when Zewin paired on fifth, Fischman led out. Zewin called, and Fischman bet all in on sixth. Zewin called.

Fischman: {4-}{2-}
Zewin: {6-}{2-}

Zewin was turned over a {10-} on seventh, so Fischman was drawing, but the {q-} did not improve his hand. Fischman was eliminated in fourth place, while Zewin moved into second on the chip counts.

Chip Counts
Don Zewin 690,000 215,000 pos
Scott Fischman Busted

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 1,170,000 195,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 675,000 245,000 pos
Don Zewin 475,000 25,000 pos
Scott Fischman 195,000 -105,000 neg

"I Had You For a Minute"

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Scott Fischman completed with a {2-} and received a call from the {4-} of Phil Hellmuth. The latter took the lead on the turn and fired out a bet, which Fischman called. The lead changed again on fifth, which saw Hellmuth call a bet from Fischman. Unfortunately for the "Poker Brat," he would pair on sixth and fold to a Fischman bet.

Hellmuth: (x-x) / {4-}{2-}{K-}{4-}
Fischman: (x-x) / {2-}{10-}{4-}{3-}

"Nice hand, Scott," Hellmuth said. "I had you for a minute."

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 975,000 -125,000 neg
Scott Fischman 300,000 96,000 pos


Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Mike Matusow was on the rail moments ago, and he and Phil Hellmuth had a short conversation. Hellmuth returned to his seat to play a hand, while Matusow went to talk with Hellmuth's wife Katherine.

Hellmuth {x-}{x-} / {2-}{7-}{k-}{8-} / {x-}
Don Zewin {x-}{x-} / {9-}{4-}{3-}{6-} / {x-}

Hellmuth completed, and Zewin called. Hellmuth led out on fourth street, Zewin called, and then Zewin made a better board on fifth. He led out on fifth, sixth, and seventh, and Hellmuth called all three bets.

Zewin rolled over {5-}{3-}{2-} for a sixty-five, and Hellmuth mucked.

"I'm superstitious," Matusow said to Hellmuth after the hand, and left.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 910,000 -221,000 neg
Don Zewin 815,000 257,000 pos

Level 25 started

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6


Dinner Break

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Players are now on a one-hour dinner break.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 1,131,000 111,000 pos
Don Zewin 558,000 78,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 430,000 -70,000 neg
Scott Fischman 204,000 -11,000 neg

Zewin Wins One

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Phil Hellmuth {x-}{x-} / {4-}{5-}{a-}{a-} / {x-}
Don Zewin {x-}{x-} / {5-}{j-}{2-}{3-} / {x-}

Hellmuth completed with a {4-}, and Zewin called. Hellmuth led out on fourth and fifth street, Zewin called both bets, and on sixth, Hellmuth paired his ace. Zewin fired, and Hellmuth folded {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} face up.

Chip Counts
Phil Hellmuth 1,020,000 -220,000 neg
Don Zewin 480,000 120,000 pos
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Events List


Winner Phil Hellmuth
Winning Hand xAx4xAx2xJx4x10
Prize 182,793

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 702,975