Championship: Ryan Riess Eliminated in 146th Place by Elias Nassif

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  145 of 1,541

Elias Nassif
Elias Nassif

Ryan Riess moved all in UTG+1 for 60,000, Kevin Ho called from middle position, and Elias Nassif used one of his Time Chips to tank for nearly a minute before he moved all in over the top for 366,000. Ho thought for a while before he folded.

Riess turned over 4d4c, and needed it to hold to stay alive against Nassif’s Ad10c.

The board came 9h8s8d9c10h, and Riess’s pocket pair got counterfeited on the turn. Nassif won the pot with two pair, tens and nines, to eliminate Riess in 146th place.

Elias Nassif  –  504,000  (42 bb)
Ryan Riess  –  Eliminated in 146th Place  ($6,300)

With 145 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 531,000 (44 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $6,300 each.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 11:30 pm or so.