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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, July 02, 2011 to Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $6,144,000
  • Entries: 128
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:12 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth

Hand #95

Brian Rast had the button. He raised to 180,000. Owais Ahmed moved all in for 1.38 million from the big blind and Rast folded.

Hand #96

Phil Hellmuth had the button with 20 minutes left in the current level. Hellmuth limped in from the button and Owais Ahmed raised from the small blind to 320,000. Miny Ly folded in the big blind and Hellmuth also folded.

Hand #97

Owais Ahmed has the button to start this hand. Phil Hellmuth raised to 180,000 from under the gun and Minh Ly called from the small blind. The flop came down     and Ly checked dark. Hellmuth bet 100,000, saying, "I gotta bet something." Ly raised to 300,000 and then Hellmuth made it 500,000. Ly called.

The turn was the   and Ly checked. Hellmuth checked. "Check, geez," he said.

The river was the   and both players quickly checked. Ly tabled the    for two pair and Hellmuth showed just the  . He mucked and Ly won the hand.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:07 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth9,650,000-450,000
Minh Ly5,390,000170,000
Brian Rast2,880,000180,000
Owais Ahmed1,280,000100,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:06 PM Local Time

Hand #92

Phil Hellmuth had the button. He opened to 180,000, and Minh Ly defended his big blind then checked dark. The flop came down    . Hellmuth checked behind.

Ly checked dark again, the turn was the  , and Hellmuth fired 130,000. Ly check-raised to 310,000, Hellmuth folded an   face-up, and Ly won the pot.

Hand #93

Owais Ahmed had the button. He open-shoved for 1.22 million and won the pot.

Hand #94

Minh Ly had the button. He opened to 160,000, and Brian Rast three-bet all in for 2.56 million from the small blind. Phil Hellmuth immediately stood from his chair and stared down at Rast's stack. He winced, put his hands on his hips, then sat back down. Hellmuth sweated his cards one more time, shrugged, then announced, "Fold."

Ly quickly released, Rast mucked face-down, and Hellmuth showed   .

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:01 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth10,100,0001,275,000
Minh Ly5,220,000-40,000
Brian Rast2,700,000-1,115,000
Owais Ahmed1,180,000-120,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:57 PM Local Time

Brian Rast

Hand #90

Minh Ly had the button and action folded around to Brian Rast in the small blind. He raised to 190,000 attacking Phil Hellmuth's big blind. Hellmuth called.

The flop came down     and Rast bet 180,000. Hellmuth called and the turn came the  . Rast checked and Hellmuth checked.

The river was the   and Rast fired a bet of 335,000. Hellmuth insta-called and announced aces up. He showed the    and Rast mucked.

Hand #91

Brian Rast had the button. He raised again, this time to 180,000. Phil Hellmuth snatched up his small blind, asked Rast how much he had and then called emphatically.

The flop came down     and Hellmuth checked. Rast fired a bet of 190,000 and Hellmuth made the call with a sigh.

The turn was the   and Hellmuth checked again. Rast checked behind.

The river was the   and Hellmuth checked. Rast also checked. "Pretty good check," said Hellmuth as he showed the    for a rivered set of nines. Rast mucked and slipped even further.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:56 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth8,825,000-20,000
Minh Ly5,260,000850,000
Brian Rast3,815,000-810,000
Owais Ahmed1,300,000-20,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:51 PM Local Time

Minh Ly takes a big pot from Brian Rast.

Hand #89

Owais Ahmed had the button. Minh Ly raised to 180,000 from the small blind, and Brian Rast defended from the big. The flop fell    , Ly led for 200,000, and Rast raised to 610,000. Ly quickly called.

The turn was the  , and both players checked.

The   brought a four-card straight, and Ly led for 900,000. Rast instantly folded, and Ly took down the pot.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:49 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth8,845,000360,000
Brian Rast4,625,000560,000
Minh Ly4,410,000-120,000
Owais Ahmed1,320,000-800,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:46 PM Local Time

Things not going Ahmed's way

Hand #87

Brian Rast had the button. From the small blind, Phil Hellmuth limped in. Owais Ahmed raised to 320,000 from the big blind and then Hellmuth immediately moved all in. Ahmed folded and Hellmuth showed the   .

Hand #88

Eleven-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth had the button. Brian Rast raised from under the gun to 190,000. Owais Ahmed called from the small blind and the flop came down    . Ahmed checked and Rast checked.

The turn was the   and Ahmed checked. Rast counted out some chips and then bet 250,000. Ahmed called.

The river was the   and Ahmed checked. With the pot at 1.04 million, Rast fired 570,000, swelling the pot to 1.61 million. Ahmed tanked and then asked Rast how much he had behind, which Rast responded was about three million. Ahmed thought for the just about three minutes, but finally folded his hand.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:39 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth8,485,000-320,000
Minh Ly4,530,000-120,000
Brian Rast4,065,000-380,000
Owais Ahmed2,120,000820,000
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:38 PM Local Time

Hand #83

Brian Rast had the button. Minh Ly opened to 160,000 from first position, Phil Hellmuth called out of the small blind, and Owais Ahmed three-bet shoved for 1.4 million from the big blind. Ly folded, and so too did Hellmuth.

"Got dang-it!" Hellmuth exclaimed after he folded. "Nice hand sir."

Hand #84

Phil Hellmuth had the button. Owais Ahmed completed the small blind, and Minh Ly raised to 200,000 from the big blind. Ahmed folded, and Ly won the pot.

Hand #85

Owais Ahmed had the button. Brian Rast received a walk.

Hand #86

Minh Ly had the button. Owais Ahmed raised to 180,000 from first position, and Brian Rast called from the small blind. The flop was    , Rast led for 240,000, and Ahmed raised to 620,000. Rast folded, and Ahmed won the pot.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:34 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth8,805,000360,000
Minh Ly4,650,000-110,000
Brian Rast4,445,00010,000
Owais Ahmed1,300,000-260,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:31 PM Local Time

Hand #79

Brian Rast had the button on this hand. Minh Ly raised from under the gun to 160,000, the minimum allotted raise. Everyone folded and he won the pot.

Hand #80

Phil Hellmuth had the button. Brian Rast raised from under the gun to 190,000 and Minh Ly called from the big blind to see the flop come down    . Ly checked and Rast fired out 210,000. Ly folded and Rast won the pot. He moved to 4.705 million in chips.

Hand #81

Owais Ahmed had the button. he raised to 180,000. Brian Rast was the only caller from the big blind and the flop came down    . Rast checked and Ahmed checked.

The   landed on the turn and Rast checked. Ahmed also checked.

The river was the   and Rast checked. Ahmed bet 180,000 and Rast folded.

Hand #82

Minh Ly had the button and Owais Ahmed raised to 180,000 from under the gun. Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Hellmuth checked and Ahmed bet 180,000. Hellmuth called.

The turn was the   and Hellmuth checked. Ahmed also checked.

The river was the   and Hellmuth led for 190,000. Ahmed folded and Hellmuth won the pot.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:28 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth8,445,0001,070,000
Minh Ly4,760,000-20,000
Brian Rast4,435,000-60,000
Owais Ahmed1,560,000-990,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:26 PM Local Time

Owais Ahmed, going with his gut.

Hand #78

Minh Ly had the button. Owais Ahmed opened to 170,000 in the cutoff, and Phil Hellmuth defended his big blind. Hellmuth checked dark, and the flop fell    . Ahmed continued for 170,000, and Hellmuth check-raised to 420,000. Ahmed called.

The turn was the  , and Hellmuth immediately reached for chips. He paused to examine Ahmed's stack, then slid out 380,000. Ahmed called.

The   brought a third club, and Hellmuth re-sweated his cards. He reached for chips, betting 440,000. Ahmed tilted his head in frustration, then sat back in his chair.

"Set of sevens Phil?" he asked Hellmuth.

"I do not have a set of sevens. What do you have? Jacks?" Hellmuth responded.

Ahmed sat silently as Hellmuth stared him down.

"I don't have six-nine," Hellmuth piped up.

"I know you don't have six-nine," Ahmed chuckled.

"Remember kid, I could have ten-nine," Hellmuth added. "Could have nine-ten, could have nine-jack."

"You're a tricky one, aren't you?" Ahmed asked.

There was a beat.

"Think you have five-six," Ahmed thought aloud. "That's the only hand that makes sense. Maybe seven-five?"

Ahmed re-sweated his cards.

"Nine-ten of diamonds," Hellmuth interjected.

The two laughed.

"Phil, Phil, Phil," Ahmed sighed. "Sometimes You're like a telethon. Such a sick lay down, but I think it's right. I gotta go with my gut."

He folded, and Hellmuth mucked facedown.

COPAG USA
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:20 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth7,375,000500,000
Minh Ly4,780,000-225,000
Brian Rast4,495,000-430,000
Owais Ahmed2,550,000155,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:16 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth leading the way

Hand #74

Minh Ly had the button. He raised to 170,000 and Brian Rast called from the small blind. Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind as well and off to the flop the three went.

The flop came down     and Rast checked. Hellmuth reached for chips and bet 150,000. Ly folded and Rast also folded. Hellmuth showed the    and asked why nobody wanted to play. Hellmuth moved back over seven million.

Hand #75

The button was on Brian Rast. Minh Ly raised from under the gun to 165,000 and Owais Ahmed called from the big blind to see the     flop. Ahmed checked and Ly bet 165,000. Ahmed folded and Ly won the hand.

Hand #76

Phil Hellmuth held the button to start the hand. He raised to 240,000 -- three times the big blind -- and won the pot.

Hand #77

Owais Ahmed started the hand with the button and raised to 180,000 when action got to him. Minh Ly called from the small blind and Brian Rast was up in the big blind. He also called.

The flop came down     and Ly checked. Rast also checked and then Ahmed checked as well.

The turn was the   and action checked to Ahmed. He bet 250,000 and won the pot.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:11 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth6,875,000-620,000
Minh Ly5,005,000675,000
Brian Rast4,925,000310,000
Owais Ahmed2,395,000-365,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:09 PM Local Time

Hand #71

Brian Rast had the button. He raised to 185,000, Phil Hellmuth called out of the small blind, and Owais Ahmed defended his big. The flop fell    , and Hellmuth led for 150,000. Ahmed mucked, and Rast raised to 525,000.

"Now I got you bluffing big!" Hellmuth laughed as he folded his hand.

Rast mucked the winner, and took down the pot.

Hand #72

Phil Hellmuth had the button. He raised to 225,000 on the button, and Minh Ly defended his big blind. The dealer fanned    , and Ly immediately led for 250,000. Hellmuth folded, and Ly took down the pot.

Hand #73

Owais Ahmed had the button. He limped in, Minh Ly completed from the small blind and Brian Rast checked his option in the big. The flop came down    . Ly led for 150,000, Rast called, and Ahmed folded.

The   turned, and both players checked.

The river was the  , and both players checked again. Ly opened up   , Rast mucked, and Ly won the pot.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:05 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth7,495,000-100,000
Brian Rast4,615,000-60,000
Minh Ly4,330,000-765,000
Owais Ahmed2,760,000965,000