Can’t wait to see this one on ESPN’s WSOP coverage.
With 11 players left in Event #19, $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha, Tim Martz busted out two of the WSOP’s all-time greats, Jay Heimowitz (6 bracelets) and Phil Hellmuth (9). But not before Hellmuth showed why he’s known as the "Poker Brat."
Here’s how it shook down:
Short-stacked, Heimowitz moves all-in pre-flop. Hellmuth re-raises and is called by Tim Martz. The flop produces Kc-7h-8d, and Hellmuth moves all-in with his remaining chips. He’s quickly called by Martz. Hellmuth shows: As-7s-Kh-8c. Martz: Kd-Jh-Jc-9d.
The turn is a 10d, the river a Jd, and Martz makes a King-high flush, sending Hellmuth to the rail. But before he gets there, Hellmuth goes George Carlin on the table with a torrent of f-bombs and chair kicking. Earmuffs children, earmuffs.
Heimowitz takes $5,080 for his 11th place finish. Hellmuth grabs $5,080 for 10th, but also will likely grab an obscene amount of camera time on ESPN for his obscenity-laden tirade.
Action picks up again this morning. Chip count for the final table is: 1) Barry Greenstein – 92,500, 2) Tim Martz – 72,500, 3) Paul Maxfield – 67,000, 4) Paul Vinci – 54,000, 5) Toto Leonidas – 45,000, 6) Sam Silverman – 39,000, 7) Chris Lindenmayer – 35,500, 8)Eric Bloore – 16,000, 9) Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson – 16,000.