Ryan Riess Revealed As 2013 WSOP Main Event Champ

2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Reiss

The 2013 World Series of Poker has now been consigned to the history books after the 23 year old American Ryan Riess came from behind during his heads up session against Jay Farber to land the world’s most coveted bracelet.

The excitement was obviously getting to both players before their final appearance at the table with both turning to Twitter to air their thoughts and feelings.

At the beginning of the day it was Jay Farber that had the chip advantage with his stack of 105,000,000 giving him a 20 million lead over his opponent Ryan Riess. This was an achievement in itself for Riess after he started the final table with the fifth largest stack.

On this final day despite starting behind Riess seemed to have the bit between his teeth as he constantly found the right spots in which to punish his opponent. He quickly forged into a lead and started to grind down his opponents stack before Farber himself won a huge hand to double back up again.

Despite the setback Riess got right back to work and again pushed his opponents chip count down to a short stack before the final hand occurred when both players pushed all-in. Farber was holding the Qs-5s and Riess the Ah-Kh but the community cards fell kindly for the latter as they hit the Jd-10d-4c-3c-4d to seal the title, bracelet and his name being written on the $8,361,570 winner’s cheque.

Farber will no doubt be pretty disappointed but we are fairly sure that the $5,174,357 runners up payout will soften the blow somewhat.

The Final Standings

1st – Ryan Riess – $8,361,570

2nd – Jay Farber – $5,174,357

3rd – Amir Lehavot – $3,727,823

4th – Sylvain Loosli – $2,792,533

5th – JC Tran – $2,106,893

6th – Marc-Etienne McLaughlin – $1,601,024

7th – Michiel Brummelhuis – $1,225,356

8th – David Benefield – $944,650

9th – Mark Newhouse – $733,224

That’s it for another year at the World Series Of Poker, leaving us all starting to already think about next year’s action.