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USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
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USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
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Jake Schindler Leads the Final Six of Event #5: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Jake Schindler
Jake Schindler

The final six players have been confirmed for Event #5: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em in the US Poker Open. A star-studded final table will get underway on Wednesday at 12:00 P.M. PST with Jake Schindler leading the way.

Schindler bagged the top stack of 2,380,000 chips after running over a field of 67 entries. The day started off poorly for the American-born high-stakes poker pro, who managed to fire the maximum bullets by the time late registration closed. That's when things turned around for Schindler.

He worked his way up the leaderboard clashing with fellow high-roller, Adrian Mateos, on numerous occasions. Next thing you knew, Schindler was the only player with over a million chips. Schindler continued his climb when he sent Rainer Kempe home on the money bubble by winning another coin toss. When the tables got short and the stacks got shorter, that is when Schindler applied the most pressure. Mind you, the deck slapping him in the face didn't hurt as much it sounds either.

It won't be all smooth sailing for Schindler, as he will have two fellow American poker pros breathing down his neck. Ryan Riess (1,375,000) and Ben Tollerene (1,265,000) are both sitting in the seven-figure club as well and will be looking to overtake Schindler for that top spot.

Final Table Seating

SeatPlayerChips
1Ben Tollerene1,265,000
2Kristina Holst840,000
3Jake Schindler2,380,000
4Ryan Riess1,375,000
5Rodger Johnson350,000
6Cary Katz490,000

The day started off with a mere 20 some entries but that number grew in a hurry. The players came to splash around some chips as many of them headed to the registration desk to fire multiple bullets. When all was said and done, there were a total of 67 entries that made up a prizepool of $670,000.

Some of the familiar faces to come and go included Daniel Negreanu, Benjamin Pollak, Isaac Haxton, Adrian Mateos, Justin Bonomo, Nick Schulman, Erik Seidel, and even the US Poker Open money leader, Stephen Chidwick, hit the rail after one entry.

Once Kempe burst the money bubble, a couple of the short stacks quickly followed him out the door. David Peters and Keith Tilston both picked up min-cashes, while Brent Hanks lasted a little longer to finish in eighth place. Schindler ended the evening when short-stacked Ben Yu pushed all in from under the gun with {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and the chip leader had an easy call with {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The board ran out clean for Schindler and Yu ended his tournament run in seventh place.

Prize Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize (USD)
1st $187,600
2nd $134,000
3rd $87,100
4th $67,000
5th $53,600
6th $40,200
7thBen Yu$33,500
8thBrent Hanks$26,800
9thKeith Tilston$20,100
10thDavid Peters$20,100

The action is scheduled to begin at 12:00 P.M. local time tomorrow inside the Aria Resort and Casino. There will be 17 minutes remaining in level 18 with the blinds at 10,000/20,000 and a 20,000 big blind ante. The levels will continue to be 30-minutes in length and with everything wrapping up once a winner is crowned.

If you wish to tune in to watch your favorite players battle in some high-stakes tournament action, you can catch it all on PokerGO beginning at 1:00 P.M. PST. The PokerNews live reporting team will also be bringing you hand-for-hand coverage of the entire final table.

Tags: Adrian MateosBen TollereneBen YuBenjamin PollakBrent HanksCary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersErik SeidelIsaac HaxtonJacob SchindlerJustin BonomoKeith TilstonKristina HolstNick SchulmanRainer KempeRodger JohnsonRyan RiessStephen Chidwick

Ben Yu Eliminated in 7th Place ($33,500)

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Ben Yu was under the gun and on the short stack. He looked down at his cards and moved all in for 257,000. The action folded around to Jake Schindler in the big blind who snap-called after taking a peek at his own cards.

Jake Schindler: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Ben Yu: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

It was race situation and Yu would need to connect with the board to keep his tournament hopes alive. The flop came {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Schindler was still in the lead. The {4-Hearts} on the turn and the {8-Clubs} on the river were of no help to Yu as he was eliminated in seventh place.

The final six players will no bag up their chips and return at 12:00 P.M. PST for the final table to be live-streamed on PokerGO starting at 1:00 P.M.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,400,000 250,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us Busted

Tags: Ben YuJacob Schindler

Johnson Finds a Lucky Double

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Rodger Johnson shipped all in for his last 157,000 from middle position and Jake Schindler re-shoved from the small blind. Ben Yu folded his big blind and the two hands were face up. Schindler was in a dominating position with {a-Spades}{k-Spades} against the {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts} of Johnson.

The dealer fanned the flop of {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Johnson spiked a nine to take the lead. The {7-Diamonds} on the turn provided some chop outs, but the {3-Spades} on the river ensured Johnson a double up.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,150,000 -130,000
Rodger Johnson us
Rodger Johnson
us 345,000 141,000

Tags: Ben YuJacob SchindlerRodger Johnson

Unofficial Final Table

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The final seven players have gathered at one table and will play until there is one more elimination. At that point, the remaining six players will bag up to return on Wednesday for the final table streamed on PokerGO.

SeatPlayerChips
1Ben Tollerene958,000
2Kristina Holst1,005,000
3Jake Schindler2,300,000
4Ben Yu290,000
5Ryan Riess1,410,000
6Rodger Johnson147,000
7Cary Katz500,000

Tags: Ben TollereneCary KatzKristina HolstRodger JohnsonRyan RiessBen YuJacob Schindler

Brent Hanks Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,800)

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Brent Hanks
Brent Hanks

After doubling up to around 220,000, the action folded to Brent Hanks in the small blind who pushed all in again. Ryan Riess looked down at his cards in the big blind and instantly made the call.

Ryan Riess: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Brent Hanks: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

Hanks was dominated by Riess' premium holding and would need some help in order to stay alive. The board ran out {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades} and Hanks was left drawing dead by the turn. The final seven players will now assemble on one table.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,450,000 140,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us Busted

Tags: Brent HanksRyan Riess

Hanks is on Life Support

ajlamers • Level 17: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The action folded around to Brent Hanks in the small blind who limped in. Ryan Riess checked his option and the flop came {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. Hanks led out for 16,000 and Riess quickly called.

The turn brought the {6-Spades} and Hanks fired another 40,000. Riess continued to call as the {4-Diamonds} landed on the river. Both players checked and Riess tabled {k-Spades}{2-Hearts} for the winner.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 1,310,000 -170,000
Kristina Holst us
Kristina Holst
us 995,000 564,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 305,000 -30,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us 107,000 -396,000

Tags: Brent HanksRyan Riess

Level:
17
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
16,000

The Rich Get Richer

ajlamers • Level 16: 7,000-14,000, 14,000 ante

Jake Schindler opened to 32,000 from under the gun again and Rodger Johnson defended his big blind. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Johnson check-called a bet of 30,000 from Schindler.

The turn brought the {7-Clubs} and Johnson checked again. Schindler fired another 60,000 and Johnson continued to call. The river paired the board with the {7-Hearts} and Johnson led out this time for 90,000. Schindler eyed up his opponent's stack before announcing all in. Johnson was left with around 200,000 and elected to fold.

Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 2,280,000 300,000
Rodger Johnson us
Rodger Johnson
us 204,000 -293,000

Tags: Jacob SchindlerRodger Johnson