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WATCH: WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess Correctly Calls Off His Stack With 10-High

Ryan Riess Doubles Through Manig Loeser At The Final Table Of The EPT Monte Carlo Main Event With a 10-High River Call


Ryan Riess at the 2018 WSOPWhen it comes to incredible hero calls, 2013 World Series of Poker main event champion Ryan Riess recently made one of the best.

With five players left in the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo main event, Riess was short-stacked and in the big blind. With blinds of 100,000-200,000, Riess started the hand with about 1,400,000, but after posting the big blind ante and his natural big blind, he only had about 1,000,000 remaining.

Manig Loeser, the eventual champion of the event, completed the small blind with 6Spade Suit 2Heart Suit and Riess checked his option with 10Spade Suit 2Club Suit. The action was checked to the river on a board runout of JDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 8Club Suit JClub Suit 9Heart Suit, when Loeser bet Riess’ remaining 980,000.

Riess used a time extension chip before correctly calling with 10-high and doubling up through the German pro. Professional poker player and EPT commentator Fintan Hand called it, “one of the sickest calls ever.”

Riess went on to finish fourth for the equivalent of $298,446. Loeser rebounded from the hand to win the event for $676,230 after a three-handed deal.

Watch the entire hand below:

With the victory, Loeser moved over the $10 million mark in career tournament earnings. Riess now has $14.511 million in earnings himself, including $8.36 million from his WSOP main event victory.

Over the last 14 months, there have been several memorable plays on the tournament circuit, but Riess’ is the most memorable call, while the rest were mind-blowing folds.

At the 2018 World Poker Tour Thunder Valley main event, Ian Steinman folded a rivered set of kings against Joe McKeehen’s backdoor Broadway. Daniel Negreanu turned the nut straight and correctly folded to a single bet on a board pairing river from Mikita Badziakouski at last year’s Super High Roller Bowl. And earlier this year, at the PokerStars Players Championship, Thi Xoa folded queens full of aces against Athanasios Polychronopoulos’ aces full of queens.