Ryan Riess Takes Down the 2013 WSOP Main Event
Ryan Riess is the 2013 WSOP
Main Event bracelet winner after battling with Jay Farber for hours last night.
Farber was the chip leader at the start of the heads up match but it didn't take long for the chip stacks to even out.
Riess eventually took the lead and probably could have ended the match much sooner if he had called the 6 high bluff that Farber got away with in a big hand. Riess tanked for a while and Farber kept a stone poker face the entire time. It was a gutsy move and it paid off putting Farber back in the game.
Riess appeared to be getting most of the cards and hitting the flop a lot more often than Farber - but Farber held in there and made a comeback from a short stack.
23 year old Riess took home a $8,361,750 prize along with the coveted bracelet. Farber didn't do so bad himself - 2nd place paid $5,174,357.
Riess was very emotional as he thanked his supporters.
Congrats to Ryan Riess and also to Jay Farber for their top 2 finishes in the biggest poker event of the year.