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2013 44th Annual World Series of PokerThe Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, July 6, 2013 to Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Event #62: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $59,714,169
  • Entries: 6,352
  • Remaining: 0
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11/5/2013 9:45:02 PM PST
 
Ryan Riess Wins the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event ($8,361,570)!
 

2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess

The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event has come to an end. Emerging victorious and winning the massive $8,361,570 first-place prize was 23-year-old youngster Ryan Riess after he defeated Jay Farber heads up for the most coveted prize in all of poker. For his runner-up result, Farber took home a proud $5,174,357.

Back in July, 6,352 hopefuls took their seats in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, all vying for the richest prize in poker history. Among them were champions from the past, poker legends, dream chasers, and grinders from all over. It was then that Riess was just another young face in the field, but things would all change slowly over the course of the next seven grueling days of poker. Following Day 7, Riess was one of the famed November Nine, taking the fifth-largest stack into November. Eight more eliminations later and Riess was the last man standing.

Entering the final table, all eyes were on chip leader JC Tran. He came into the final table with a large gap separating him and second place, but Tran's run ended in fifth place. You can read the complete recap of the first day of the final table here, but for now the lights are all shining on the Michigan kid.

When heads-up play began, Farber had the chip lead by roughly 20 million over Riess. Quickly, though, Riess powered his way to the front with expert play and timely maneuvers. Every big pot seemed to be pushed the way of Riess, although there was one double up for Farber that extended play a bit.

On that double up, Farber took his straight draw up against Riess' top pair in a clash on the flop. Spiking the straight on the turn gave Farber some extra life, but Riess didn't waver. He sat right back down and went back to work. The next thing everyone knew, Farber was short once again.

On the final hand, Hand #261 of the final table, Farber was all in with the against Riess' . While Riess had a powerful hand in the confrontation, Farber had two very live cards and a solid chance at doubling up once again.

Following the flop, Farber was looking for a five to stay alive. His queen would now give Riess a Broadway straight, and that would've spelled the end. The turn was the , leaving just one more card for Riess to dodge.

The paired the board on the river, and the swarming began. Riess' rail stormed the stage, engulfing the new champion and piling on top of him. Chants of "Riess the beast!" rang loud throughout the Penn & Teller Theater, but Riess made sure to fight his way out of the pack and congratulate Farber on a job well done.

Surely it was from Farber, as $5,174,357 is nothing to hang your head about.

Overcome with joy, Riess hugged his railbirds one by one, grabbing his close family members a little tighter than the others, but nonetheless showing emotion with each person individually. He came into the final table believing he was the best player remaining, and he can now rightfully call himself world champion.

Congratulations to Ryan Riess, the champion of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event!

11/5/2013 9:27:35 PM PST
 
Jay Farber Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,174,357)
 

Jay Farber -- 2nd Place

Hand #261

Ryan Riess had the button, and he raised to 2.5 million. Jay Farber reraised all in for 14 million, and Riess called. Farber tabled the and his tournament life was on the line against Riess' .

The flop came down , taking away Farber's outs to a queen because it would make Riess a Broadway straight. The turn was the , putting Farber down to just one more card to double up and stay alive.

The dealer burned one last time and dealt the ! That proved to be the final card of the tournament as Ryan Riess has held on to become the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion.

Farber finished in second place for $5,174,357 — a finish he shouldn't be disappointed with.

11/5/2013 9:21:54 PM PST
 
Hand #260: Riess Walks
 

Jay Farber had the button, and Ryan Riess received a walk.

11/5/2013 9:21:15 PM PST
 
Hand #259: Three-Bet Jam from Farber
 

Ryan Riess had the button, and he raised to 2.5 million. Jay Farber moved all in for 12.1 million, and Riess folded.

11/5/2013 9:20:51 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Ryan Riess178,400,00014,500,000
Jay Farber12,300,000-14,500,000
11/5/2013 9:20:11 PM PST
 
Hand #258: Farber Shoves
 

Jay Farber had the button, and he raised all in. Ryan Riess folded.

11/5/2013 9:19:31 PM PST
 
Hand #257: Ryan Riess
 

Ryan Riess had the button and raised to 2.5 million to win the pot.

11/5/2013 9:19:10 PM PST
 
Hand #256: Ryan Riess
 

Jay Farber had the button.

Ryan Riess got a walk.

11/5/2013 9:18:34 PM PST
 
Hand #255: Riess Can Taste the Gold
 

Ryan Riess had the button, and opened to 2.5 million. Jay Farber called, both players checked on a flop of , and the turn was a second . Farber check-called a bet of three million, and an completed the board. Farber checked, Riess fired out eight million, and Farber called.

Riess tabled for trip nines, and won the pot.

11/5/2013 9:16:03 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Ryan Riess163,900,00011,800,000
Jay Farber26,800,000-11,800,000
11/5/2013 9:15:51 PM PST
 
Hand #254: Tens and Deuces for Riess
 

Jay Farber had the button.

Farber raised to 2.5 million, and Ryan Riess called to see the flop come down . Riess checked, and Farber bet 3 million. Riess called.

The was added to the board on the turn, and Riess checked. Farber bet 6.6 million, and Riess called.

The final community card to the felt was the , and Riess checked. Farber checked behind.

Riess showed the , and Farber mucked.

11/5/2013 9:13:28 PM PST
 
Hand #253: Jay Farber
 

Ryan Riess opened to 2.5 million on the button, Jay Farber three-bet to 6.7 million, and Riess folded.

11/5/2013 9:11:35 PM PST
 
Hand #252: Ryan Riess
 

Jay Farber had the button.

Ryan Riess received a walk.

11/5/2013 9:10:48 PM PST
 
Hand #251: Ryan Riess
 

Ryan Riess raised to 2.5 million on the button, winning the pot before the flop.

11/5/2013 9:10:21 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Ryan Riess152,100,0003,800,000
Jay Farber38,600,000-3,800,000
11/5/2013 9:09:55 PM PST
 
Hand #250: Four-Bet from Farber
 

Jay Farber had the button.

Farber raised to 2.5 million, and Ryan Riess reraised to 6.2 million. Farber reraised to 12.5 million, and Riess folded.

11/5/2013 9:08:49 PM PST
 
Hand #249: "Megatron Nowitzki"
 

Ryan Riess had the button, and raised to 2.5 million. Jay Farber called, the flop came , and Farber checked. Riess continued for three million, Farber check-raised to 7.5 million, and Riess called.

The turn brought the , giving both players at least deadman's hand, and Farber checked. Riess took the opportunity to fire 10 million, and Farber instantly folded.

Riess may have picked up a new nickname from Grantland creator Bill Simmons during the broadcast:

Bill SimmonsThis quasi-live WSOP telecast is great TV. I'm riveted. Megatron Nowitzki just lost a ton of momentum. Could this go all night?
11/5/2013 9:05:23 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Ryan Riess148,300,0009,100,000
Jay Farber42,400,000-9,100,000
11/5/2013 9:04:52 PM PST
 
Hand #248: Riess Fires the Turn
 

Jay Farber had the button.

Farber raised to 2.5 million, Ryan Riess three-bet to 6.2 million, and Farber called.

The flop came down , and both players checked to see the land on the turn. Riess bet 5 million, and Farber folded.

11/5/2013 9:02:11 PM PST
 
Hand #247: Ryan Riess
 

Ryan Riess raised to 2.5 million on the button, Jay Farber defended, and the flop came . Farber check-folded to a bet of 2.5 million, and Riess raked in the pot.

11/5/2013 9:01:21 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Ryan Riess139,200,00011,300,000
Jay Farber51,500,000-11,300,000
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