Ryan Riess Explains Five-Bet Folding Kings Pre-Flop in WSOP Main Event

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Published on 14 October 2013 by Pokerlistings 1570

American poker pro Ryan Riess made the final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker and he had to make some amazing moves to get there. In this video clip from WSOP Europe in Paris Riess explains how he five-bet folded pocket kings preflop and is sure his opponent had pocket aces.

Yeah, it was pretty amazing folding pocket kings pre-flop after putting 22 big blinds in, and I'm pretty sure it was the right fold. The blinds were 1500/3000. I started the hand with $283,000. A guy under the gun who was really tight opened to $6,000. I was under the gun plus one. I three-bet to $15,000. A guy who was pretty active in the small blind...he was really active pre-flop but he wasn't three-betting very often, never four-bet once and this was the second to last level of the day so I've been playing with him for six hours already as of this point. He cold four-bets out of the small blind to $39,000. Original guy folds. I five-bet to $65,000 leaving $220,000 behind roughly and he six-bet rips all in for... he had more than me, he had like $350,000 effective...or total, $280 effective. And I tanked for probably four or five minutes and ended up folding. And after the day ended... I don't know his name. I wish I did, but after the day ended I went up to him when we were both bagging up chips, and I asked him what he had that hand. And he said, "I'm not telling. It's a secret, but I know what you had." And I said, "Oh what did I have?" And he said, "Pocket queens." I said, "No." Then he said, "Pocket jacks." I said, "No." And then he didn't say another word and bagged his chips up so... I'm pretty positive he had aces. He could have had kings or ace-king, but just his body language and everything just screamed aces to me. I felt like I was free rolling the tournament after that one. Yeah, it was pretty amazing folding pocket kings pre-flop after putting 22 big blinds in and, I'm pretty sure it was the right fold.