2013 WSOP Schedule

2013 WSOP Main Event Champion


$8,361,570

Ryan Riess (USA)

It's official. Ryan Riess is your 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion, picking up $8,361,570.

The 23-year-old poker pro from Waterford, MI might forever be known as "Riess the Beast" after a tour de force performance in this year's November Nine. Just one year removed from playing his first live tournament at the Horseshoe Hammond Circuit Main Event, Riess is now a bracelet winner, a World Champion, and 10th on the WOSP all-time money list.

Sporting a Detroit Lions jersey with the number of his favorite player, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Riess prevailed over a final table line-up that included two WSOP gold bracelet winners, Amir Lehavot and JC Tran, as well as a wide range of accomplished players representing five different countries. Moreover, he topped a field of 6,352 players who ponied up the $10,000 entry fee to play in what was the eighth-largest tournament in poker history. Over the course of 261 hands, Riess played his way to victory at this year's November Nine final table, defeating Vegas-based VIP nightclub host Jay Farber heads-up for the title, bringing this year's Main Event to an emphatic conclusion.

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2013 Bracelet Winners


Event #1
Chad Holloway
Won: $84,915
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Chad Holloway won the opening event of the 2013 World Series of Poker early Friday morning at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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Event #2
Trevor Pope
Won: $553,906
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em / Eight Handed
The Wisconsin-born poker pro took a massive chip lead into the final table of Event 2, and came out with his first gold bracelet and a $553,906 payday.
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Event #3
Charles Sylvestre
Won: $491,360
Event #3: No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
Charles-Andrew Sylvestre of Quebec, Canada joins Daniel Negreanu as the second player this year to win a bracelet after taking down Event 3.
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Event #4
John Beauprez
Won: $324,764
Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
John Beauprez's previous claim to poker fame was creating the Pot Limit Omaha training site PLO Quick Pro.
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Event #5
Mike Gorodinsky
Won: $216,988
Event #5: Stud Eight or Better/Omaha Eight or Better
Gorodinsky outlasted Kristopher Tong heads-up in a seesaw battle that saw both players so close to victory they could taste it.
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Event #6
Benny Chen
Won: $1,199,104
Event #6: "Millionaire Maker" No Limit Hold'em
When the day began, Benny Chen of Prince Edward Island, Canada was a restaurant manager. When it ended, he was a millionaire.
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Event #7
Matthew Waxman
Won: $305,952
Event #7: No Limit Hold'em
The Florida poker pro defeated a large field in Event 7, a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event, to win over $300,000 and a shiny new piece of hardware.
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Event #8
Michael Malm
Won: $225,104
Event #8: Eight-Game Mix
The 29-year-old marketing specialist from Coquilam, British Columbia outlasted Steven Wolansky heads-up.
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Event #9
Cliff Josephy
Won: $299,486
Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 players max)
The longtime poker pro has always been considered a legend of the online poker world, but today he reminded us that his live game isn't too shabby either.
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Event #10
Brent Wheeler
Won: $191,605
Event #10: Limit Hold'em
The third time was a charm for Brent Wheeler who won his first WSOP gold bracelet on the heels of his third final table appearance early Thursday morning.
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Event #11
Levi Berger
Won: $473,019
Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Twenty-two year old Levi Berger of Los Angeles bested two-time gold bracelet winner Scott Clements heads-up to win his first bracelet at his first WSOP final table.
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Event #12
Lev Rofman
Won: $166,136
Event #12: Pot Limit Hod'em
The Moscow born Rofman defeated Cunningham heads-up at the final table of the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em Event 12 to earn the bracelet in addition to a $166,136.
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Event #13
Mike Matusow
Won: $266,503
Event #13: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Matusow won the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event that included a who's who of poker professionals.
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Event #14
Jonathan Taylor
Won: $454,424
Event #14: No Limit Hold'em
Taylor won Event 14 Saturday night, adding $454,424 to his bankroll and a gold bracelet to his three Circuit rings.
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Event #15
Tom Schneider
Won: $258,960
Event #15: H.O.R.S.E.
The 53-year-old pro from Scottsdale, Ariz. broke through for gold bracelet victory number three in Event 15, a $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament, early Monday morning.
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Event #16
Mark Radoja
Won: $336,190
Event #16: Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em (512 player max)
Radoja got down to his last lamer of chips early on, but he never gave up and rallied back from the short stack to capture his second bracelet as well as $336,190.
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Event #17
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
Won: $518,755
Event #17: No-Limit Hold'em
The 29-year-old former restauranteur defeated Manuel Mutke of Germany to claim his second WSOP title, worth $518,755.
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Event #18
Taylor Paur
Won: $340,260
Event #18: No-Limit Hold'em
At the start of the final table, it seemed like things were going to be a piece of cake for the 24-year-old California poker pro Taylor Paur at the final table.
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Event #19
Davidi Kitai
Won: $224,560
Event #19: Pot-Limit Hold'em
Davidi Kitai won Event 19, a $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, at the 2013 World Series of Poker early Wednesday morning besting Cary Katz heads-up.
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Event #20
Calen McNeil
Won: $277,274
Event #20: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Calen McNeil of British Columbia won the sixth bracelet for the country in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low event as well as $277,274.
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Event #21
Martin Finger
Won: $506,764
Event #21: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Martin Finger outlasted fellow professional Matt Stout in an epic, back-and-forth heads-up battle to win his first bracelet along with $506,764.
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Event #22
Josh Pollock
Won: $279,431
Event #22: Pot Limit Ohama
Joshua Pollock broke through for his first gold bracelet victory late Friday night in Event 22.
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Event #23
David Chiu
Won: $145,520
Event #23: Seven Card Stud
Chiu won his fifth bracelet as well as $145,520. He is now the eleventh player in WSOP history to have five bracelets on his wrist.
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Event #24
Corey Harrison
Won: $432,411
Event #24: No Limit Hold'em
The final table itself was a long one, lasting over 200 hands before Harrison emerged victorious with a bracelet and a $432,411 payday.
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Event #25
Danny Fuhs
Won: $277,519
Event #25: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
After years of close calls, Arizona poker pro Danny Fuhs can finally call himself a gold bracelet winner.
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Event #26
Kenneth Lind
Won: $634,809
Event #26: Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Ken Lind won the Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino early Monday morning following a 14-hour Day 3.
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Event #27
Isaac Hagerling
Won: $372,387
Event #27: Mixed Max - No Limit Hold'em
This LA player and chess enthusiast celebrated his birthday by not only making his first career WSOP final table, but also winning his first gold bracelet and $372,387.
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Event #28
Jason Duval
Won: $521,202
Event #28: No-Limit Hold'em
The 23-year-old student from Quebec triumphed in the latest $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, winning the bracelet and $521,202.
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Event #29
Tom Schneider
Won: $318,955
Event #29: H.O.R.S.E.
Since he is a country western singer in addition to a poker pro, it only seems appropriate to declare that Tom Schneider is back in the saddle again.
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Event #30
Chris Dombrowski
Won: $346,332
Event #30: No-Limit Hold'em
Chris Dombrowski is the most recent World Series of Poker champion outlasting the 2,108-player field in Event 30 for his first gold bracelet victory and $346,332.
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Event #31
Jarred Graham
Won: $255,942
Event #31: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
Jarred Graham was the short stack of the remaining 14 players. Seven levels and change later, Graham possessed all of the chips and the coveted gold bracelet.
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Event #32
Erick Lindgren
Won: $606,317
Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Lindgren outlasted a tough, pro-heavy field to earn $606,317 and, of course, his second gold bracelet.
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Event #33
Bryan Campanello
Won: $178,052
Event #33: Seven Card Razz
Campanello beat out David "Gunslinger" Bach for the $2,500 Seven Card Razz title, winning $178,052 and his first gold bracelet.
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Event #34
Michael Gathy
Won: $278,613
Event #34: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
It took Michael Gathy just two days to outlast the 1,629-player field in the World Series of Poker's first-ever turbo event.
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Event #35
Jeff Madsen
Won: $384,420
Event #35: Pot-Limit Omaha
Jeff Madsen won his third gold bracelet in Event 35, a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, early Saturday morning at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
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Event #36
Simeon Naydenov
Won: $326,440
Event #36: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 player max)
Bulgarian-born Simeon Naydenov came out firing in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout tournament at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker.
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Event #37
Michael Moore
Won: $211,743
Event #37: Limit Hold'em
Michael Moore outlasted a stacked final table to win Event 37, a $5,000 Limit Hold'em tournament, and earn his first gold bracelet early Sunday morning.
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Event #38
Justin Oliver
Won: $309,071
Event #38: No-Limit Hold'em / Four Handed
Canadian Justin Oliver outlasted American Nick Schwarmann to win the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Four-Handed event.
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Event #39
Daniel Idema
Won: $184,590
Event #39: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
Daniel Idema surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the WSOP with a victory in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better tournament.
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Event #40
Jared Hamby
Won: $525,272
Event #40: No-Limit Hold'em
Hamby's win came in Event 40, a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament, and he collected $525,272 in prize money.
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Event #41
Steve Gross
Won: $488,817
Event #41: Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
Gross' WSOP resume boasts 14 cashes, four final tables and now a WSOP gold bracelet victory.
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Event #42
Norbert Szecsi
Won: $345,037
Event #42: No-Limit Hold'em
The 22-year-old poker player from Budapest bested the final table in a matter of hours after a series of dramatic all-ins propelled him to a victory worth $345,037.
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Event #43
Jesse Martin
Won: $253,524
Event #43: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
Jesse Martin outlasted a stacked final table and beat David "Bakes" Baker heads-up to win his first gold bracelet in the $10,000 2-7 No Limit Single Draw event.
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Event #44
Sandeep Pulusani
Won: $592,684
Event #44: No-Limit Hold'em
Pulusani survived all-in after all-in and dodged out after out en route to overcoming the monstrous deficit and sending Farrell to the rail.
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Event #45
Ben Volpe
Won: $201,399
Event #45: Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em
The 26-year-old CPA from Chicago kept his nose to the grindstone and battled back to best Lieu and win $201,399 along with his first gold bracelet.
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Event #46
Vladimir Shchemelev
Won: $279,094
Event #46: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
The 40-year-old resident of St. Petersburg, Russia outlasted a stacked field to win his first bracelet along with $279,094.
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Event #47
Anthony Gregg
Won: $4,830,619
Event #47: One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
The 26-year-old from Columbia, Maryland trumped one of the toughest fields of the year to win his first bracelet and a massive payday of $4,830,619.
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Event #48
Marco Johnson
Won: $206,796
Event #48: Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Marco Johnson's 2013 World Series of Poker was a mega success regardless of what happened in Event 48, a $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em event.
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Event #49
Barny Boatman
Won: $546,080
Event #49: No-Limit Hold'em
It was a storybook ending for UK-based writer Barny Boatman as he bested Brian O'Donoghue to win his first gold bracelet and $546,080.
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Event #50
Brandon Wong
Won: $220,061
Event #50: 10-Game Mix / Six Handed
Wong won the prestigious event, earning $220,061 and finally claiming the elusive gold bracelet.
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Event #51
Kristen Bicknell
Won: $173,922
Event #51: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Ontario's Kristen Bicknell collected the tenth gold bracelet for Canada this summer after taking down the Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship event.
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Event #52
Steve Sung
Won: $1,205,324
Event #52: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Steve Sung won his second gold bracelet during the early morning hours of Monday in the prestigious $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event.
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Event #53
Brett Shaffer
Won: $665,397
Event #53: No-Limit Hold'em
Brett Shaffer, a 30 year old from Beloit, Kansas, defeated a field of more than 2,800 players to win his first bracelet as well as $665,397.
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Event #54
Dana Castaneda
Won: $454,207
Event #54: No-Limit Hold'em
Dana Castaneda became the first woman to win an open bracelet event since Vanessa Selbst did last year.
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Event #55
Matthew Ashton
Won: $1,774,089
Event #55: The Poker Players Championship
Matthew Ashton laid claim to the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the Chip Reese trophy early Friday morning following a grueling, 10-hour final table.
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Event #56
Nikolaus Teichert
Won: $730,756
Event #56: No-Limit Hold'em
Teichert managed to finish off his opponent, winning the bracelet as well as one of the biggest paydays of the summer, worth $730,736.
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Event #57
Matt Perrins
Won: $792,275
Event #57: No-Limit Hold'em
Matt Perrins earned his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament Friday night at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker.
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Event #58
Brian Yoon
Won: $663,727
Event #58: The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Yoon, who hails from Torrance, California, steamrolled over his final table competition to play from a final table to victory in just about three hours.
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Event #59
Eli Elezra
Won: $173,236
Event #59: 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
Eli Elezra outlasted Daniel Negreanu earning his second gold bracelet and $173,236.
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Event #60
Loni Harwood
Won: $609,017
Event #60: No-Limit Hold'em
Harwood defeated a field of more than 2,500 in the final $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event of the summer to win over $600,000 and cement her name in the WSOP record books.
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Event #61
Daniel Alaei
Won: $852,692
Event #61: Pot-Limit Omaha
Daniel Alaei won his fourth gold bracelet at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker following a grueling Day 3.
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