Ryan Riess Wins $8,361,570Published on November 6th, 2013 4:55 pm EST
Ryan Riess outlasted Jay Farber last night to win the 2013 World Series of Poker main event. Riess walked away with $8,361,570 and the coveted WSOP main event bracelet, while runner-up Jay Farber took home $5,174,357.
Farber started heads-up action on Tuesday night as the chip leader, but Riess was able to whittle away at Farber's lead and eventually secure the victory.
The final hand of the tournament saw a short stacked Farber elect to make his final stand holding Qs-5s. Riess had been dealt Ah-Kh and quickly made the call.
The board ran out Jd-10d-4c-3c-4d, giving Riess the pot and the victory.
One of the biggest hands of the heads up battle between Riess and Farber came in a 58.5 million chip pot that was won by Riess. The two players committed roughly 40 million chips total pre-flop. With the board reading 8d-4s-3c-2h, Farber bet an additional 13.6 million chips, and Riess called.
The river brought the 7s, and both players elected to check. Riess flipped over pocket Jacks and took down the pot after Farber mucked his hand.
Farber was never able to regain the momentum after that hand, and Reiss would go on to win a few hours later.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
1. Ryan Riess, $8,361,570
2. Jay Farber, $5,174,357
3. Amir Lehavot, $3,727,823
4. Sylvain Loosli, $2,792,533
5. JC Tran, $2,106,893
6. Marc-Etienne McLaughlin, $1,601,024
7. Michiel Brummelhuis, $1,225,356
8. David Benefield, $944,650
9. Mark Newhouse, $733,224
Congratulations to Ryan Riess, the 2013 World Series of Poker main event champion.
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