Ryan Riess, a.k.a. “The Beast,” came back from the break to a stack of 3,000. “I’ll be all in a lot if you want to stick around,“ he told this reporter, so we did.
Riess was in the big blind and shoved over the top of an open to 425. No one looked him up and he added a few chips. The next hand he was in the small blind and completed and the big blind checked his option. The flop was and a bet of 350 from Riess won the pot.
On the button in the next hand, Riess opened for 450 and the big blind called. The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the and Riess called a bet of 550. A river card saw the big blind bet 750. Riess counted his stack and made the call but mucked when he was shown .
Not much longer after that Riess was dealt an ace and shoved for eight big blinds over an opening raise, but unfortunately for him got called and shown . His opponent's kicker was best, and after Riess's hand failed to catch up the 2013 Main Event Champion’s first event at this year’s WSOP came to an early end.