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Phil Hellmuth Wants a Second Chance Against Eric Baldwin -- Reversing the Cards
Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth raises from middle position to 28,000, Josh Arieh reraises from late position to 72,000, and Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin reraises from the big blind to 180,000. Hellmuth thinks for a bit before he folds, and Arieh goes into the tank.
Hellmuth says to Baldwin, "Nothing personal, but I hope we get this hand in reverse in a few minutes. We'll see how you handle yourself." Hellmuth pauses and then repeats, "We'll see how you handle yourself. So frustrating."
Arieh spends nearly two minutes in the tank, and reaches for his stack as if he might move all in, but then stops and covers his face with his hands for a moment. Arieh folds, and Baldwin takes the pot.
Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin - 1,130,000 (94 bb)
Phil Hellmuth - 1,150,000 (95 bb)
Josh Arieh - 450,000 (37 bb)
Once Arieh folds, Hellmuth says, "I had ace-queen." He then tells Arieh, "I was reraising you, absolutely." Arieh said that he was ready to go up against Hellmuth.
05:09 PM, 04/21/10