Phil Hellmuth made pot sized raise, 1,750, from the under the gun position to kick things off. Alexander Kuzmin, who is still sitting directly to his left, decided to make the call. Dermot Blain called from the small blind after which Michel Abecassis decided to shove all-in for his remaining 5,625. The rest of the players folded to Hellmuth who made the call. Than the unexpected happened, Alexander Kuzmin decided to shove all-in for a total of 22,925.
Hellmuth seemed baffled by the move the Russian just made and he tanked for minutes before folding his hand. "I'm folding kings," he shouted while showing and mucked his other two cards. Kuzmin turned over and Abecassis showed .
"Dang it!" Hellmuth yelled as the dealer showed the flop. "I folded king-king-seven-deuce". Hellmuth seemed very disappointed but when the hit the turn he sighed and said, "He has sixes full of sevens". The river was the and Abecassis tripled up leaving Kuzmin with only 17,000 chips. "I knew you were crazy!" Helllmuth continued his rant against Kuzmin who sheepishly replied with, "Can I win one please?".
The day is almost over but Hellmuth seems far from done playing and talking.