Brian Rast and Phil Hellmuth have a lot of history dating back to 2011 when the former defeated the latter in heads-up play to win the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. The two are seated together at Table 8 and it was no surprise to see the two mix it up.
It began when Hellmuth opened for 3,000 from the hijack and Rast three-bet to 7,800 from the button. The blinds both folded, and Hellmuth called before checking dark. Rast continued for 9,000 on the flop, Hellmuth quickly called, and both players checked the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Hellmuth bet 7,500 and Rast thought for a few moments before making the call.
"Ace no kicker," Hellmuth said and flung over the . It was good as Rast sent his cards to the muck.