Ryan Riess Beats Jay Farber, Wins 2013 WSOP Main Event
In the end The Beast would not be denied.
Despite Jay Farber’s impressive comeback, Ryan Riess finally found the hand to knockout the Vegas local.
Although Farber won that massive pot with a flush, Riess battled back and eventually chipped Farber down to the 10-million mark.
In the final hand of the 2013 WSOP Main Event, Ryan Riess opened for 2.5 million and Farber shoved for his last 13 million.
Riess immediately called and gave the thumbs up to his friends and family when the cards were revealed:
Ryan Riess: A♥ K♥
Jay Farber: Q♠ 5♠
The flop came J♦ T♦ 4♣ and the numerous Riess fans in the building went absolutely crazy.
Riess could barely look as the dealer prepared to deal the turn. It came… 3♣.
Finally Riess was one card away from the Main Event title and the tension in the room was palpable.
The dealer peeled… 4♦!
Ryan Riess is the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion and the winner of $8.3 million.
Riess immediately collapsed as his fans rushed the stage. In winning Riess becomes one of the youngest champions and the only one born in the 90s. Not bad for someone who stated playing poker less than two years ago.
Meanwhile Jay Farber, who entered the final day of play as the chip leader, finished second but did pick up a $5.1 million consolidation prize.
Thanks for joining our coverage of the 2013 WSOP Main Event and congratulations to our brand new World Champion Ryan Riess.
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