A lot of well-known players hit the rail during Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Malta main event. Just to mention a few of them: Jason Mercier, Erik Cajelais, Jonathan Duhamel and 12-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who was visibly upset when his A[c]K[c] didn't make it in a three-way all in.
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Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Helmuth was really upset for seeing the end of the tourney for him with his AK, and it must have been funny to watch Tony G and Helmuth both beating on Zeljko Krizan's head for going all-in with a pair of sevens. Come on, it wasn't bad played at all, he was short, he was the first to act, he should have thought he could still rob some blinds. If he haven't gone all-in, a call or a mini-raise would only put things worst. Or they defend he should have quit on that hand? A shortie leaving a mid pair?
You should not "Trap" with AK, it is effectively only an Ace high, if he had pushed would they have folded is my question, the "kid" was always going to struggle with a small pair, especially with 2 guaranteed callers, bad play all round, Label got lucky.
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
hellmouth is never happy, even if he ends up winning tournament he is still not happy, because some of the people doubted his unquestionable super quality before the start of the tourney. when he happens to lose, it's not about him- it's just that most of the table colluded against him, because they felt that there is no other way to beat his one of the kind skill set