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Jay Farber Finishes Runner-Up in WSOP 2013 Main Event
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The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event is over and Ryan Riess is champion! PokerListings.com was on location for the entire event and we've got interviews with Riess, his parents and runner-up Jay Farber. Riess took down $8.3 million and the title of world champion. Check out this video to see how it all went down.
Ryan Riess admitted that he did absolutely nothing to prepare for the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table but he did say that he will be doing some prep work for his heads-up match against Jay Farber tomorrow. $8.3 million and the title of world champion is on the line.
JC Tran entered the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table as the chip leader but only made it to fifth place before finding himself on the rail. Tran still took down more than $2.1 million but it was clear the veteran pro was disappointed. Tran speaks candidly to the poker media following his elimination about how he felt about the way he played and what it's like getting so close and coming up short. Tran also offers refreshing perspective on what's really important in his life when he speaks about expecting his second child in just a few weeks.
Las Vegas nightclub promoter Jay Farber was the only non-professional at the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table but according to many in the poker community he performed the best. Farber came into today brimming with confidence and it looks to have paid off. He's got the chip lead going into heads-up play against Ryan Riess and even though he's guaranteed more than $5 million, Farber has his sights set squarely on the title of world champion and the $8.3 million that goes with it.
French-Canada had a chance to crown a second WSOP Main Event champion but, sadly, Marc-Etienne McLaughlin's run came to an end in sixth place. On the bright side he did take home more than $1.6 million. McLaughlin took a few minutes to chat with the poker media following his elimination about the state of poker in Quebec and how much his supporters meant to him at this final table.
Dutch poker pro Michiel Brummelhuis made history when he became the first player from the Netherlands to ever make the WSOP Main Event final table but, sadly for his fans back home, his epic run came to an end in seventh place. Brummelhuis pocketed more than $1.2 million and takes a few minutes to speak to the poker media following his elimination.
Former high-stakes pro David "Raptor" Benefield came into the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table extremely short and despite picking up a bit of momentum early, he was unable to get his hands on enough chips to truly wage war. Benefield busted in eighth place and earned $944,593. We spoke to him moments after his elimination.
American cash-game grinder and former WPT champion Mark Newhouse came into this year's WSOP Main Event final table short on chips and unfortunately wasn't able to turn things around. Newhouse was the first elimination of the night, walking away with over $733k.
In one of the most hard-fought heads-up battles we've ever seen young gun Adrian Mateos defeated French veteran Fabrice Soulier to claim the title of 2013 WSOPE Main Event champion, not to mention the €1 million first-place prize. PokerListings.com speaks to Mateos moments after the win to find out what it means to him and the future of poker in Spain.
German pro Dominik Nitsche already has a WSOP bracelet but he told PokerListings.com that winning his second in the WSOPE Main Event would be even sweeter. Nitsche is at the final table gunning for the €1 million first-place prize and he took a few minutes to speak about it to PokerListings.com.