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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 to Friday, June 09, 2017

Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,203,200
  • Entries: 129
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Friday, June 9, 2017 4:31 PM Local Time
Hands #82-87: Tens Are Good for Riess

Hand #82: Ryan Riess limped in and John Smith checked his option. The     flop went check, check. After the   turn, Smith checked and folded when Riess bet 60,000.

Hand #83: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and Riess checked. Smith made it 100,000 to go anmd was called before the   on the turn went check, check. On the   river, Riess bet 190,000 and claimed the pot without showdown.

Hand #84: Riess raised to 125,000 and Smith called. On the     flop, Smith checked and called a bet of 125,000 before doing so again for 210,000 on the   turn. There was no betting action on the   river and Smith tabled    for a pair of sevens. Riess had that beat with    and won the pot.

Hand #85: Smith raised to 125,000 and Riess called. The flop fell     and Riess checked. A bet of 150,000 by Smith did the trick to force a fold.

Hand #86: Riess raidsed to 125,000 and Smith defended his big blind. On the     flop, Smith bet 125,000 and shut down all further action.

Hand #87: Smith raised to 100,000 in the last hand of the level and Riess let go.

Ryan Riess1,890,000530,000
John Smith1,310,000-530,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 4:20 PM Local Time
Hands #76-81: Play Still Pretty Even

Hand #76: Ryan Riess raised to 125,000 and John Smith called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Smith bet 175,000. Riess folded.

Hand #77: Riess received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #78: Riess raised to 125,000 and Smith called. On a     board Smith bet 150,000 and Riess called. The turn was the   and Smith bet 200,000. Riess folded.

Hand #79: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The flop and turn of      was checked by both players, and Smith folded to a bet of 180,000 from Riess on the   river.

Hand #80: Riess limped and Smith raised to 150,000. Riess then three-bet to 415,000 and Smith folded.

Hand #81: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The flop was     and Riess check-called a bet of 100,000 from Smith. The turn   was checked by both players as was the   river. Smith turned over    to win with a pair of fives.

John Smith1,840,000360,000
Ryan Riess1,360,000-360,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 4:18 PM Local Time
Hands #73-75: Smith Closes the Gap

Hand #73: John Smith raised from the button to 85,000 and Ryan Riess called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Smith bet 125,000. Riess check-folded.

Hand #74: Riess raised to 100,000 from the button and Smith defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Smith led for 125,000. Riess called to see the   turn, Smith bet 200,000, and Riess folded.

Hand #75: Smith raised to 125,000 from the button and Riess defended his big blind.

The flop fell     and Riess checked to Smith who continued for 200,000. Riess folded.

Ryan Riess1,720,000-430,000
John Smith1,480,000430,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 4:13 PM Local Time
Hands #70-72: Riess Cracks Aces and Takes the Lead

Ryan Riess

Hand #70: Ryan Riess limped from the button, John Smith raised to 100,000 from the big blind, and Riess called.

The flop came down     and Smith continued for 150,000. Riess called, the   turn fell and both players checked. The   river completed the board and Smith checked to Riess who bet 175,000. Smith called after a few moments.

Riess tabled    for threes full of nines, Smith showed    as he mucked, and Riess took down the pot.

Hand #71: Smith raised to 100,000 from the button, Riess three-bet to 340,000, and Smith folded.

Hand #72: Riess raised to 100,000 from the button and Smith called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      both where Smith bet 100,000. Riess raised to 250,000, Smith called, and the   river fell. Smith checked, Riess bet 440,000, and Smith folded.

Ryan Riess2,150,000850,000
John Smith1,050,000-850,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time
Hands #62-69: Just One Showdown

Hand #62: Ryan Riess raised to 100,000 and John Smith folded.

Hand #63: Smith raised to 80,000 and Riess called. On the     flop both players checked. The   fell on the turn and Riess checked, Smith bet 100,000 and that won the pot.

Hand #64: Riess made it 100,000 to go and forced a fold from Smith.

Hand #65: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and Riess checked, Smith bet 175,000 and claimed the pot.

Hand #66: Riess raised it up to 100,000 and Smith let go.

Hand #67: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The duo checked the     flop and the   turn. On the   river, Riess bet 75,000 and Smith called. Riess announced eight-high and mucked when Smith showed   .

Hand #68: Riess raised to 100,000 and Smith defended. On the     flop, Smith checked and folded to a bt worth 60,000.

Hand #69: Smith raised to 100,000 and Riess called. The flop of     and the   turn were checked through. On the   river, Riess bet 175,000 and Smith folded.

John Smith1,900,00040,000
Ryan Riess1,300,000-40,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:49 PM Local Time
Hands #53-61: Ryan Riess Starting to Move

Hand #53: Smith raised to 75,000 and Riess called. The flop was    . Riess checked and Smith bet 105,000. Riess check-raised to 265,000 and Smith folded.

Hand #54: Riess raised to 75,000 and Smith folded.

Hand #55: Smith raised to 75,000 and Riess called. The pair checked down a board of       and Smith showed    but Riess won the pot with    for a pair of sevens.

Hand #56: Smith got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #57: Smith limped and Riess raised to 100,000. Smith folded.

Hand #58: Riess raised to 75,000 and Smith called. The flop came     and Smith bet 75,000. Riess folded.

Hand #59: Smith raised to 65,000 and Riess called. The pair checked down a board of      . Smith showed    but Riess won the pot with    for a pair of threes.

Hand #60: Riess raised to 75,000 and Smith called. The board came     and both players checked. Smith checked the   turn and then folded when Riess bet 75,000.

Hand #61: Smith raised to 75,000 and Riess folded.

John Smith1,860,000-450,000
Ryan Riess1,340,000450,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:42 PM Local Time
Hands #49-52: Smith Sending Riess Into the Tank

John Smith and Ryan Riess

Hand #49: John Smith raised to 60,000 from the button and Ryan Riess defended his big blind.

The flop came down    , and Riess check-called 75,000 from Smith to see the   turn. Riess check-called 125,000 from Smith, the   river completed the board, and both players checked.

Smith showed   , but Riess tabled    for tens up to win the pot.

Hand #50: Riess raised to 75,000 from the button and Smith defended his big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Smith bet 75,000. Riess called, the   river completed the board, and Smith bet 230,000. Riess mulled it over for about two minutes before he folded.

Hand #51: Smith opened to 75,000 from the button and Riess called from the big blind.

They checked down a board of       and Smith won the pot with   .

Hand #52: Riess raised to 75,000 from the button, Smith three-bet to 280,000 from the big bind, and Riess thought it over for about 45 seconds before he folded.

John Smith2,310,00080,000
Ryan Riess890,000-80,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:27 PM Local Time
Hands #44-48: Straight for Smith

Hand #44: Ryan Riess raised to 55,000 and John Smith three-bet to 125,000, which Riess called. On the     flop, both players checked. The   fell on the turn and Smith bet 135,000 to take down the pot.

Hand #45: Smith raised to 55,000 and Riess folded.

Hand #46: Riess made it 55,000 to go and Smith called. On the     flop, Smith bet 80,000 and Riess called. The   turn saw Smith bet 85,000 and Riess called once again before facing a third bet worth 225,000 by Smith on the   river. "John, John, John," Riess said and took half a minute before tossing in the calling chips. Smith showed    for a straight and won a decent pot.

Hand #47: Smith raised to 55,000 and Riess called. On the     flop, Riess checked and folded to a bet worth 75,000.

Hand #48: Riess made it 55,000 and Smith called. The duo checked the     flop and the   turn paired the board. Smith checked, Riess bet 40,000 and Smith check-raised to 130,000. Riess called before the   river was checked through. Smith flashed    for a bluff and Riess won the pot with   .

John Smith2,230,000580,000
Ryan Riess970,000-580,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:18 PM Local Time
Hands #39-43: John Smith Picks Off a Bluff

John Smith

Hand #39: Riess got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #40: Riess raised to 55,000 and Smith called. The flop came     and Smith check-called a bet of 35,000 from Riess. Both players checked the   on the turn.

Smith bet 75,000 on the the   river and Riess raised to 190,000. Smith called. Riess showed    and Smith showed    and took down the pot with a flush.

Hand #41: Smith raised to 55,000 and Riess called. The pair checked down a flop and turn of      and the river brought the  . Riess checked and Smith bet 80,000 Riess called but mucked when Smith showed    for trip jacks.

Hand #42: Riess raised to 55,000 and Smith called. The flop came     and Smith check-folded to a bet from Riess.

Hand #43: Smith raised to 55,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and Riess check-called a bet of 75,000 from his opponent. The pair then checked the   turn and the   river. Smith showed    for queen-high and Riess won the pot with    for a pair of sevens.

John Smith1,650,000210,000
Ryan Riess1,550,000-210,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:13 PM Local Time
Hands #32-38: Back and Forth

Hand #32: Ryan Riess raised to 50,000 from the button and John Smith three-bet to 125,000 from the big blind. Riess called.

The flop fell     and Smith continued for 180,000. Riess folded.

Hand #33: Smith opened to 40,000 from the button and Riess called.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Smith bet 75,000. Riess check-folded.

Hand #34: Riess raised to 50,000 from the button and Smith called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Riess bet 75,000. Smith check-folded.

Hand #35: Smith raised to 40,000 from the button and Riess called from the big blind.

They checked down a board of       and Smith showed   . Riess took it down with    for ace high.

Hand #36: Riess raised to 50,000 from the button and Smith defended his big blind.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Riess bet 60,000. Smith check-folded.

Hand #37: Smith raised to 45,000 from the button and Riess called from the big blind.

The flop fell     and Riess checked to Smith who continued for 55,000. Riess folded.

Hand #38: Riess raised to 50,000 from the button and Smith called from the big blind.

They checked down a board of       and Smith showed   . Riess won the pot with   .

Ryan Riess1,760,00030,000
John Smith1,440,000-30,000
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Friday, June 9, 2017 3:00 PM Local Time
Hands #27-31: The Pots Get Bigger

John Smith

Hand #27: John Smith raised to 40,000 and Ryan Riess three-bet to 125,000, which Smith called. On the     flop, Riess checked and Smith bet 185,000 to force a fold

Hand #28: Riess raised to 50,000 and Smith called. On the     flop, both players checked. The   fell on the turn and Smith bet 75,000, which Riess called. After the   river, both players checked and Smith tabled    for a set. That was good enough to win the pot and Riess said in table chat after "not a good river for you."

Hand #29: Smith raised to 45,000 and Riess three-bet to 150,000 in order to force a fold.

Hand #30: Riess made it 50,000 to go and Smith called. On the     flop, Smith checked and called a bet worth 30,000 by Riess. On the   turn, Smith bet 60,000 and Riess raised to 165,000 in order to pick up a call by Smith. The latter then checked the   river and Riess claimed the pot without showdown by betting 325,000.

Hand #31: Smith raised to 40,000 and Riess called. On the     flop, Riess checked and subsequently folded to a continuation bet worth 60,000 by Smith.

Ryan Riess1,730,000-158,000
John Smith1,470,000158,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 2:51 PM Local Time
Hands #21-26: Ryan Riess With a Full House

Ryan Riess

Hand #21: Smith raised to 35,000 and Riess called. The pair checked down a       board and Smith showed the    and Riess won with    for a pair of fours. "Could have been ugly if there were diamonds," said Riess.

Hand #22: Riess raised to 40,000 and Smith called. The flop was     and Smith bet 40,000. Riess called. Smith bet again for 65,000 on the turn   and Riess folded.

Hand #23: Smith raised to 32,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and both players checked. For the second hand in a row the turn was the   and Riess bet 32,000 and Smith called. The river was the   and Riess bet 58,000. Smith min-raised to 116,000 and Riess folded.

Hand #24: Riess raised to 40,000 and Smith called. The pair checked a flop of     and the turn was the  . Riess folded to a bet of 45,000 from Smith.

Hand #25: Smith raised to 45,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and Riess check-called a bet of 60,000. The turn was the   and Riess check-called again, this time for 80,000. The river was the   and Riess bet 65,000. Smith called but mucked when his opponent showed    for a full house, eights full of deuces.

Hand #26: Riess raised to 40,000 and Smith called. The flop came     and Smith bet 60,000. Riess called. The turn was the   and Smith bet 82,000. Again, Riess called. The river was the   and both players checked. Smith won with    for two pair.

Ryan Riess1,888,0008,000
John Smith1,312,000-8,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 2:42 PM Local Time
Hands #17-20: Holding Steady

Hand #17: John Smith raised to 35,000 from the button and Ryan Riess called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Riess check-called 35,000 from Smith. The turn was the  , Riess checked, Smith bet 55,000, Riess check-raised to 180,000, and Smith folded.

Hand #18: Riess raised to 40,000 from the button and Smith folded his big blind.

Hand #19: Smith raised to 35,000 from the button and Riess defended his big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Smith bet 55,000. Riess check-folded.

Hand #20: Riess raised to 40,000 from the button and Smith called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Smith bet 75,000. Riess called, the   river fell, and Smith bet 105,000. Riess folded.

Ryan Riess1,880,000-20,000
John Smith1,320,00020,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 2:36 PM Local Time
Hands #15-16: Last Two Hands of the Level

Hand #15: John Smith raised to 35,000 from the button and Ryan Riess defended his big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Smith bet 60,000. Riess check-folded.

Hand #16: Riess raised to 30,000 from the button and Smith called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Riess bet 35,000. Smith check-folded.

Friday, June 9, 2017 2:29 PM Local Time
Hands #11-14: Riess Pulls Away With Two Pair

Hand #11: John Smith raised to 30,000 and Ryan Riess called to see a flop of    . Riess checked, Smith bet 35,000, and that won the pot without showdown.

Hand #12: Riess made it 30,000 to go and Smith three-bet to 72,000, which Riess called. On the     flop, Smith checked and Riess bet 28,000. Smith called and led the   turn for 77,000. Riess raised to 185,000 and that shut down all further action.

Hand #13: Smith raised to 35,000 and Riess called. On a flop of    , both players checked. The   fell on the turn and Riess check-called a bet worth 55,000. Both then checked again the   on the river and Riess turned over   . Smith had that beat with    and won the second showdown of the duel.

Hand #14: Riess raised to 30,000 and Smith called. On the     flop, Smith bet 40,000 and Riess called. The   fell on the turn and Smith checked. Riess bet 80,000 and was called to see the   appear on the river. Smith checked the second street in a row and Riess bet 150,000. Smith took some time and eventually called, then mucked when Riess showed    for two pair.

Ryan Riess1,900,000330,000
John Smith1,300,000-330,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 2:19 PM Local Time
Hands #1-10: Ten Hands, One Showdown

Hand #1: In the first hand of the match, Ryan Riess got a walk

Hand #2: Riess raised to 30,000 and John Smith called. The flop came     and Smith bet 35,000. Riess folded.

Hand #3: Smith called and Riess checked. They both checked down a board of       and Riess won with    for a pair of threes.

Hand #4: Smith got a walk

Hand #5: Smith raised to 30,000 and Riess called. The flop was     and Riess check-folded to a bet from his opponent.

Hand #6: Riess raised to 30,000, forcing his opponent out of the hand.

Hand #7: Smith limped and Riess checked. Riess check-folded to a bet from Smith on a     flop.

Hand #8: Riess raised to 30,000 and Smith folded.

Hand #9: Smith raised to 30,000 and Riess called. The flop came     and Riess check-folded to a bet from Smith.

Hand #10: Riess raised to 30,000 and Smith called. The flop was     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Smith check-folded to a bet of 20,000 from Riess.

John Smith1,630,00030,000
Ryan Riess1,570,000-30,000
Friday, June 9, 2017 2:04 PM Local Time
Underway

The semifinal match between John Smith and Ryan Riess is underway.

Friday, June 9, 2017 12:38 PM Local Time
Who Will Win the $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship?

Ryan Riess

Welcome to Day 3 coverage of Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.

After five rounds of matches, only four players remain from the starting field of 129 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $125,454 as of now, but alongside the bracelet is a first-place prize of $324,470.

John Smith, Ryan Riess, Adrian Mateos and Charlie Carrel have each won five consecutive matches to reach this point, but they'll have to win two more to climb the mountain and capture the bracelet.

Here were their respective paths to this point:

RoundJohn SmithRyan RiessAdrian MateosCharlie Carrel
Round of 128Osman IhlamurGoran MandicDaniel NegreanuTimothy Adams
Round of 64Dietrich FastDimitar DanchevIan O'HaraStephen Chidwick
Round of 32Chance KornuthKane KalasEric WassersonJason McConnon
Round of 16Russell ThomasDan SmithTaylor PaurChris Moore
Round of 8Jack DuongOlivier BusquetRyan HughesRyan Fee

Will Ryan Riess add a second WSOP bracelet to go along with his 2013 Main Event title? Will Charlie Carrel's terrific recent run continue? Will Adrian Mateos capture his third WSOP bracelet before his 23rd birthday? Or will Purple Heart recepient John Smith follow last year's runner-up performance with a win this year?

The action is set to kick off at 3:00 p.m. with Smith vs. Riess. Following the conclusion of that match, Mateos and Carrel will take to the felt. The championship match will take place shortly afterward, so be sure to follow along as we provide live updates on the action, as the quest to crown the newest bracelet winner concludes!