A few minutes ago, the following tweet from the reigning WSOP Main Event champion popped up on our feed:
We played 150/300 blinds for the first 20 minutes instead of 50/100. George Danzer loses half of his stack during those 20 minutes #brutalFollow @RyanRiess1
We promptly went to investigate the situation, and when we arrived, Ryan Riess was involved in a pot with Martin Finger and Bill Klein. Riess had let out for 6,400 on a board of , Klein called, and Finger was in the tank. He eventually folded, and Riess revealed for a full house.
Klein flashed the for trip jacks, then mucked.
"That's my second flopped set in a row," Riess told us, grinning.
He then filled us in on the details of his tweet, saying that the tournament clock situated right in front of the table said "Small Blind: 150 Big Blind 300" instead of the current level (50/100) for "twenty minutes."
"Poor George [Danzer] was coolered in four hands," the defending champ said. "I would've gone busto."
Danzer, who won a bracelet in Event #18, offered a simple, wry smile.
Riess is up to 47,000 chips, while Danzer and Klein are both floating around 15,000.