The Champ decided to lay it on the line in a pot that just went down. There was an open to 1,800 and Ryan Riess popped it up to 4,300. Another player cold four-bet to 8,850 and the original raiser folded.
Riess asked to see his opponents stack and it was of a similar size to his own. He mulled it over for a short while and opted for the five-bet to 19,800. His opponent quickly went all in and Riess afforded himself a small smile at the situation he was in and rested his chin on the palm of one hand.
He decided and called; his opponent turned over . It was with relief as much as anything that Riess turned over his own . If there was to be a winner, then a flush would have to sort them out.
The board ran out . “That was scary,” Riess said, collecting his half of the chips in the middle.