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USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Players 67

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 80,000

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
25
Blinds:
35,000/70,000
Ante:
70,000

Short Break

Jan_Kores • Level 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

The final three players are currently on a break. Play will resume in about 10 minutes.

Hands #86-90: Riess Trending Down

ajlamers • Level 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #86: Jake Schindler limped in from the small blind with {q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Ryan Riess checked his option with {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}. The flop came {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Schindler fired a bet of 60,000 which got through.

Hand #87: Schindler opened to 150,000 on the button holding {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Tollerene defended with {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The flop came {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Tollerene check-called a bet of 125,000 from Schindler. The {7-Spades} landed on the turn, slowing down the action as both players checked. The {a-Diamonds} rolled off on the river and Tollerene checked one more time. Schindler fired a bet of 275,000 which Tollerene called right away and the two players chopped the pot.

Hand #88: Tollerene just called from the small blind with {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Schindler woke up with {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} in the big blind. He raised it up to 225,000 and Tollerene disposed of his cards.

Hand #89: Jake Schindler shoved all in from the small blind with {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and Riess was forced to fold his {10-Clubs}{6-Spades} in the big blind.

Hand #90: Tollerene received a walk in the big blind.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,995,000 345,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,500,000 -45,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,205,000 -300,000

Tags: Ben TollereneJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #81-85: Schindler Slow-Plays Aces, Can't Get Any Value

Jan_Kores • Level 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Hand #81: Small blind wasn't in play after Cary Katz' exit and Jake Schindler opened to 130,000 with {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. Ben Tollerene called from the big blind with {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

Interestingly, Schindler checked back on both {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop and {Q-Hearts} turn. Tollerene, however, wasn't falling into the trap and checked for the third time after the {5-Clubs} river double-paired the board. Schindler finally slid 160,000 in front of him but he didn't earn any extra money from Tollerene.

Hand #82: Tollerene completed with jack-four offsuit but folded to Schindler's raise out of the big blind.

Hand #83: This time Schindler limped in from the small blind with a weak jack, holding {J-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Riess repeated the big blind strategy from the previous hand and priced it up with his {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Schindler followed Tollerene's pattern and folded.

Hand #84: Schindler opened the button with {A-Hearts}{5-Spades} but he found no action as both Riess and Tollerene peeled rags.

Hand #85: Tollerene and Schindler met in a limped blind-versus-blind pot as the flop fell {9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, hitting Schindler's {J-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Tollerene led out 90,000 with {7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Schindler stuck around with his bottom pair.

Tollerene picked up a gutshot on the {3-Diamonds} turn and he barreled for 240,000. Schindler gave up and Tollerene nearly tied him in chips.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,650,000 555,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,545,000 -160,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,505,000 -145,000

Tags: Ben TollereneJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Cary Katz Eliminated in 4th Place ($67,000)

ajlamers • Level 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Cary Katz
Cary Katz

Hand #80: Ben Tollerene opened to 125,000 in the cutoff with {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Cary Katz defended with the suited {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. The flop came {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and both players checked to the {2-Diamonds} on the turn.

Katz led out for 200,000 after picking up a flush draw, but Tollerene wasn't going anywhere with the larger flush draw. The river brought the {7-Diamonds}, completing the flush for both players. Katz shipped all in and was snap-called by Tollerene. Katz thought he hit the gin card on the river but unfortunately, he was the one to hit the rail in fourth place.

Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 2,705,000 1,305,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us Busted

Tags: Ben TollereneCary Katz

Level:
24
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000

Hands #76-79: Tollerene Bluffs Katz Off

ajlamers • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #76: Ben Tollerene opened to 100,000 in the cutoff with {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and was called by Jake Schindler on the button with {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Cary Katz also called with {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} in the big blind and the flop came {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The action checked around to the {3-Spades} on the turn and Schindler was the first player to take a stab at the pot with a bet of 150,000. Katz laid his hand down and Tollerene called with his straight draw. The {10-Hearts} paired the board on the river and both players checked allowing Schindler to win the hand.

The blinds increased to 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.

Hand #77: Katz limped in with {7-Clubs}{6-Spades} in the small blind and Tollerene chose to see a flop with {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Katz led out for 100,000 on a flop of {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Tollerene called. The {j-Hearts} hit the turn and Katz fired another 220,000. Tollerene picked up a two-way straight draw and called to see the {2-Clubs} on the river. Katz checked this time and Tollerene shoved all in for 710,000. "I can beat a flush draw, that's it," Katz said as he pushed his cards to the muck.

Hand #78: Tollerene raised it up with {10-Spades}{6-Clubs} in the small blind and Schindler quickly folded his big blind.

Hand #79: Schindler raised to 200,000 in the small blind with {a-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Ryan Riess laid down his rags in the big blind.

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #71-75: Stacks Even Up

Jan_Kores • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #71: Cary Katz had {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} in the first position and he made it 150,000 to go. Jake Schindler flatted {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} out of the small blind and the two went to the {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop which was quickly checked through. The {4-Clubs} turn brought another wheel card and Schindler check-folded to a delayed c-bet.

Hand #72: Ben Tollerene picked up {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and raised it up to 100,000 and claimed the pot.

Hand #73: Ryan Riess raised the button to 125,000 with {J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} but Tollerene looked down at {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} in the big blind. He announced all-in for 24 big blinds and Riess instantly gave up.

Hand #74: Katz limped in with {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts} on the button and Tollerene folded his small blind. Big blind Schindler raised it up to 300,000 with {A-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, forcing Katz out of the pot.

Hand #75: A limped pot between the blinds saw Ryan Riess flop a flush draw in position as he connected to the {6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} flop with {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Schindler also caught a piece of the board and he led out 50,000 with {10-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Riess called and Schindler checked the {8-Spades} turn, letting Riess fire 125,000. Riess' bet worked as Schindler mucked his second pair.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,095,000 -175,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,650,000 -150,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,555,000 75,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 1,400,000 250,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #66-70: Tollerene Working his Way Back

ajlamers • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #66: Cary Katz limped in on the button with {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Ben Tollerene shipped all in for 775,000 holding {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} in the small blind. Jake Schindler folded his big blind and Katz let his hand go as well.

Hand #67: Schindler just called with {k-Spades}{6-Clubs} in the small blind and Ryan Riess checked his big blind with {j-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. The flop fell {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Schindler led out for 50,000, good enough to earn him the pot.

Hand #68: In a limped pot preflop, the dealer spread the flop of {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Riess led out with {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades} from the small blind which prompted Katz to fold his rags.

Hand #69: Riess raised to 125,000 on the button with {a-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Tollerene defended with {q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Tollerene check-called a bet of 100,000 from Riess. The {9-Spades} landed on the turn and both players checked to the {10-Hearts} on the river. Both players checked again and Tollerene raked in the pot.

Hand #70: Riess opened to 115,000 from the cutoff with {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} and Schindler made the call with {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} in the big blind. The flop came {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} giving both players a pair. Schindler checked to Riess who continued for 90,000 and Schindler stuck around to see the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Both players checked and the {a-Clubs} peeled off on the river. Schindler checked again and Riess checked behind. Schindler quickly tabled his flush and Riess mucked his cards.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,270,000 230,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,800,000 -430,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,480,000 -25,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 1,150,000 225,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #61-65: Tollerene Rebounds With a Double

Jan_Kores • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #61: Small blind Cary Katz shoved on Ben Tollerene with {Q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Tollerene folded jack-six.

Hand #62: Action folded to Tollerene who gave Jack Schindler a walk, folding his seven-five offsuit.

Hand #63: Jake Schindler limped in with {K-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Ryan Riess checked with {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Riess saw one of the better flops for his deuces, hitting an open-ended straight draw on {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Schindler led out 50,000 and Riess called before both checked the {3-Hearts} turn.

The {A-Spades} river filled Riess with a wheel and he valued it at 85,000 after Schindler checked to him. The bet remained uncalled and Riess claimed the pot without showing his straight.

Hand #64: Tollerene was first to act and he moved all-in for 225,000 with {K-Spades}{5-Spades}. Big blind Cary Katz called off with {A-Spades}{7-Clubs} to put Tollerene at risk.

Tollerene turned two pair on the {2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Spades} board, securing himself a vital double up.

Hand #65: Riess picked up ace-king again, this time suited as he peeled the {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. He raised to 125,000 and Tollerene defended the big blind with{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Tollerene opted for stop-and-go as he shoved his remaining 450,000. Riess folded the better hand.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 2,230,000 300,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,040,000 -95,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,505,000 -500,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 925,000 525,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess