Live Events 1
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:
23
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
50,000

Hands #59-60: Tollerene Downed to Eight Big Blinds

Jan_Kores • Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #59: Cary Katz opened the action, raising to 100,000 with {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Ben Tollerene was on the button with 20 big blinds, picking up {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}. He three-bet to 250,000 but big blind Ryan Riess woke up with {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} in the big blind. Riess cold-four-bet to 740,000 and both of his opponents quickly folded.

Hand #60: Tollerene made it 80,000 with {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Katz defended the big blind with {8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Katz outflopped Tollerene on the {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades} and check-called another 55,000. The {7-Spades} turn saw Katz check again and Tollerene checked back with only 1.33-times the pot behind. Katz then min-bet the {7-Diamonds} river, getting a thin value from Tollerene who called with king-high. Tollerene dropped to just eight big blinds as the blinds went up after the hand.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 2,005,000 195,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 400,000 -425,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzRyan Riess

Hands #54-58: Katz Gets the Better of Riess

ajlamers • Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Cary Katz
Cary Katz

Hand #54: Cary Katz raised to 100,000 on the button with {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Ben Tollerene shipped all in for 765,000 in the small blind holding {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. The action folded back to Katz who sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #55: Jake Schindler limped in from the small blind with {8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Riess checked his option with {q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Schindler picked up the pot with a bet of 40,000.

Hand #56: Riess just called from the small blind with {10-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Katz just checked his {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} in the big blind. The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Spades} and Riess led out for 40,000 which Katz quickly called. The {a-Clubs} on the turn paired the board and Riess checked this time. Katz tossed in a bet of 200,000 and Riess stuck around to see the {4-Diamonds} on the river.

Riess checked again and Katz put on a show, using up a time extension, before finally splashing in a bet of 395,000. Riess burned a time extension of his own before tossing in a single chip to signify a call. "I'm so bad," Riess said to himself after seeing Katz table his hand.

Hand #57: Schindler limped in from the cutoff with {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Katz completed the small blind with {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}. Tollerene checked his option holding {9-Clubs}{8-Spades} and the flop fell {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts}. The action checked to Schindler who fired 50,000 which prompted a fold from Katz and a call from Tollerene. The turn brought the {7-Clubs} and both players knuckled the table to the {3-Hearts} on the river. Tollerene checked for the third time and Schindler placed a bet of 150,000. Tollerene paid him off and Schindler climbed back into the lead.

Hand #58: Tollerene just called with {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} in the small blind and Schindler raised to 120,000 in the big blind with {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Tollerene shoved all in for 665, 000 and Schindler quickly released his hand.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,135,000 160,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,930,000 -755,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,810,000 535,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 825,000 60,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #49-53: Riess and Katz Clash With the Same Hands

Jan_Kores • Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #49: Jake Schindler made it 100,000 with {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Ryan Riess, seated on the button, eyed his stack before flatting with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Cary Katz squeezed to 350,000, holding {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} in the small blind. Schindler folded and Riess asked Katz about how much did he have left. It was about 800,000 and Riess let it go.

Hand #50: Small blind Ben Tollerene completed with {10-Spades}{8-Clubs} but Schindler had no intention of letting him see the flop for cheap as he had {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} in the small blind. He raised it up to 140,000 but Tollerene called anyway.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{A-Hearts} and Schindler checked his kings back to let the {J-Diamonds} appear on the turn. Tollerene now had an up-and-down straight draw but he tapped again. Schindler also checked and the {9-Hearts} hit the river. Tollerene checked one more time and Schindler finally went for value, betting 200,000. Tollerene had no other plan than folding.

Hand #51: Katz opened to 100,000 with {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and Riess peeled the exact same hand in the small blind, provided in the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} colours. He flatted and they carried on to the {8-Spades}{A-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Katz checked behind and they both caught top two on the {J-Diamonds} turn.

Riess wasted no time, leading 275,000. Katz took the full length of the allotted 30 seconds before verbally announcing "six-fifty". Riess moved all-in and Katz called right away. They learned that there was no drama coming to the {K-Hearts} river as the pot has already been chopped.

Hand #52: Schindler opened the button to 100,000 and Katz defended his big blind. The black {7-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{4-Spades} missed Katz who had {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts} but he could be happy avoiding hearts as Schindler held {K-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. Schindler took it down with a c-bet.

Hand #53: Riess raised to 100,000 with {10-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Tollerene called with {J-Hearts}{3-Hearts} in the big blind. The {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} brought a quick check-bet-fold line as Riess claimed the pot with a continuation bet.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 2,685,000 30,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 1,975,000 180,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,275,000 150,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 765,000 -360,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Level:
22
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
40,000

First Break

ajlamers • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 30,000 ante

Players are on a break. The action resumes in about 10 minutes.

Hands #47-48: Riess Five-Bet Shoves on Schindler

ajlamers • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 30,000 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

Hand #47: Jake Schindler raised to 130,000 with {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} in the small blind and Ryan Riess called with {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} in the big blind. The flop came {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and both players checked to the {4-Clubs} on the turn. Two more checks and the {j-Spades} hit the river as Riess made the best hand. Both players rapped the table and Riess raked in the pot.

Hand #48: Schindler opened to 100,000 on the button with {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Riess re-raised to 365,000 with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} in the small blind. Schindler tossed in a four-bet to 700,000 and Riess countered with a five-bet shove to 1,885,000. Schindler instantly sent his cards to the muck as Riess took down another pot.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 2,655,000 1,530,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 1,795,000 -830,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 1,125,000 -630,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,125,000 -70,000

Tags: Jacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #42-46: Schindler Hitting Boards

Jan_Kores • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #42: Ryan Riess found {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} and opened to 100,000. He found two customers; small blind Ben Tollerene who flatted with {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and big blind Jake Schindler who had {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

Nobody paired his hand on the {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop and the street remained checked. The {2-Spades} changed nothing and Tollerene decided to have a go at the pot with a 110,000-lead. Schindler folded but Riess called.

The {9-Hearts} river hit Tollerene and he checked to Riess. Riess studied the board for a moment and then tapped back to see Tollerene turn up the best hand.

Hand #43: Cary Katz opened to 100,000 with {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and won the pot preflop.

Hand #44: Tollerene looked down at {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} and started the action with a raise to 85,000. Schindler flat-called with {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} on the button and the blinds got out of the way.

The {J-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} flop favoured Schindler and Tollerene checked to him. Schindler slid in a pile of blue chips worth 75,000 total. Tollerene made the call to see the {A-Clubs} turn counterfeit his pair.

A quick check-check allowed the {6-Spades} complete the board and Tollerene knew he couldn't win the hand with a check so he led out 150,000. As expected, Schindler raised and forced a prompt fold from his rival.

Hand #45: Button Riess opened his {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to 100,000 and Tollerene looked down at dominated {K-Spades}{9-Diamonds} in the big blind. He called and they went to the {A-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop where Tollerene check-folded to a 65,000-bet.

Hand #46: Riess raised to 100,000 with {K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Schindler defended {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} with a call. He hit top pair top kicker on the {4-Spades}{J-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop but Riess checked behind. Schindler kept hiding his strength with another check on the {4-Diamonds} turn but Riess remained passive so Schindler priced the {6-Spades} river at 175,000. Riess folded.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,625,000 580,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 1,755,000 515,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,195,000 -200,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,125,000 -895,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Hands #37-41: Everyone Missing the Flop

ajlamers • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #37: Ryan Riess raised to 100,000 on the button with {7-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Ben Tollerene defended with {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. The flop fell {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Tollerene check-folded to a single bet of 80,000 from Riess.

Hand #38: The table folded around to Jake Schindler in the big blind who received a walk.

Hand #39: Cary Katz opened to 100,000 in the cutoff with {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Riess called with {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} in the big blind. The flop came {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Riess checked to Katz who continued for 200,000. Both players whiffed on the flop but Katz was able to take it down with the betting lead.

Hand #40: Tollerene raised to 85,000 in the cutoff with the suited {j-Spades}{6-Spades} and Katz defended his big blind with {7-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Katz quickly check-folded to a bet of 70,000 from Tollerene after missing the flop

Hand #41: Schindler opened to 100,000 in the cutoff with {a-Hearts}{4-Spades} and picked up the blinds and ante.

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzJacob SchindlerRyan Riess

Level:
21
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
30,000