Phil Hellmuth has become more active despite being notoriously tight in his approach when he is short stacked.
In one hand, John Andress raised to 40,000 from the button and then folded when Hellmuth three-bet all-in from the big blind.
Another saw Hellmuth check-raise a 42,000 continuation bet from Gordon Vayo to 100,000 on a flop and win the pot, but the third saw Hellmuth lose the chips he had previously won.
Hellmuth opened to 40,000 from the button and both Davidi Kitai (small blind) and Andress (big blind) called. The dealer spread the flop and all three players checked. Kitai led for 52,000 on the turn, Andress folded and Hellmuth snap-called.
The river was the and Kitai bet 40,000. Helmuth open-folded and went on a mini rant about how Kitai alwyas has something when Hellmuth has a big hand.