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“The Way I Play is Like Magic” Phil Hellmuth

“The Way I Play is Like Magic”

WPT Global EditedPhil Hellmuth

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 10:48 PM Local Time

“The Way I Play is Like Magic”

Nicholas Maimone raised to 26,000 from the button and Phil Hellmuth seemed to take offense.

“How much do you have left?” Hellmuth asked. The answer was 255,000.

“So you attack our blinds?” Hellmuth continued, referencing Nacho Barbero to his left. “Are you crazy?”

“Am I not allowed to raise?” Maimone responded.

Hellmuth folded and Barbero raised to 85,000.

“Not quite good enough,” Maimone said as he checked his cards again and tossed it in the muck.

Barbero turned his hand over and the a of Spade, was shown. The table laughed as Barbero and Hellmuth gloated a bit.

“The way I play is like magic,” Hellmuth said. “No one understands it.”

Nacho Barbero 1,070,000 250,000
Nicholas Maimone 255,000 -475,000
Phil Hellmuth 208,000

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