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Ryan Riess Wins 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event

23-Year-Old Michigan Poker Pro Wins $8,361,570 First-Place Prize

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 01, 2014


A total of 6,352 players put up the $10,000 buy-in for the 2013 World Series of Poker main event, creating a $59,708,800 prize pool. After seven days of long hours on the felt, the final table was set, creating a 112-day break for the members of the November Nine. With ESPN’s cameras capturing every hand for a two-day live broadcast of the action, it was 23-year-old poker pro Ryan Riess who emerged victorious, banking $8,361,570, his first gold bracelet, and the title of world champion. Riess, the youngest member of the November Nine, defeated Las Vegas club promoter Jay Farber heads-up to take the title just one day after outlasting a final table that included notable pros David Benefield, Mark Newhouse, J.C. Tran, and Amir Lehavot. Here is a look at how all of the action went down: Mark Newhouse Eliminated In Ninth Place ($733,224) It took 36 hands for ...

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