Phil Hellmuth's angle-shoot to say it's not a fold, rekindling the poker world's rage?
Phil Hellmuth ignites the poker world again by angle-shooting that it's not a fold? What the hell did Phil Hellmuth do? Why raise a questionable hand? And ignite the ire of the Texas Hold'em world? The WSOP event team takes us on.
Angle-shoot, a poker term used to take advantage of inexperienced opponents in a mean, unfair way. The difference between angle-shoot and cheat is only of degree. Cheating is against the rules of the game; angle-shoots are edge shots, which may not violate the rules, but are also immoral and not in line with the spirit of the game.
Phil Hellmuth was accused of angle shooting amateur player Slime Machine during the just-concluded Hustler Casino Live. He appeared to fold, but after his opponent showed his cards, he claimed he was still thinking, another act that caused anger in the poker world.
The game in question occurred between Phil Hellmuth and Twitch streamer Slime, an amateur player. They were invited to last weekend's Hustler Casino Live together with Tom Dwan, YouTube superstar MrBeast and more.
At NL100/200, Phil Hellmuth raised to 700 with A ♥ 9♠ and was called by three players, including Slime Machine with A ♦ 6 ♥ .
8 ♥ A♠ 2♠, MrBeast opened with air 7 ♦ 4 ♥ , Phil Hellmuth called and Slime Machine moved all in for about 35,000.
ignited the fury of the poker world
MrBeast quickly folded and the camera showed Phil Hellmuth facing a tough decision with top pair with decent kickers.
It's hard to know what hand an amateur is holding when playing this way, many may be holding two pair or better, and some may think that hitting top pair is a big hand.
Phil Hellmuth pushes forward a little~~~
Then Phil Hellmuth looked like he folded and Slime showed his cards. Even commentator David Tuchman called Phil folded after watching the scene.
Slime showed the card~~~
Hellmuth went on to claim that he hadn't folded and offered to Slime to get his all-in bet back, just bet 5,000. To make matters worse for Slime, the next board came with a 6.
Hellmuth later denied any angle shooting behavior. Because while he was thinking, Tom Dwan said he wanted to see his hand, and he pushed it to Dwan. Afterwards, Alan Keating said to let everyone see what the cards were. Slime was all in anyway, so Hellmuth showed his hand, but this caused his opponent to think that he folded and his opponent made a mistake.
There were mixed opinions on Twitter, with many arguing that Phil Hellmuth couldn't angle shoot in a live game and that the money was nothing to him.
Some well-known poker players believe that Hellmuth made a mistake in these actions, and clearly folded his hands, and he should have given the entire pot to Slime.
Daniel Negreanu adds fuel to his anger.
The WSOP team asks you, do you think Phil Hellmuthangle shoots?
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