Ryan Riess Wins 2013 World Poker Championship (Post-Tournament Victory Interview on Video)
Ryan Riess, from East Lansing, MI is the 2013 world poker champion.
I witnessed all the drama unfold late last night at the Rio in Las Vegas. Moments after his victory, Riess was interviewed by members of the media while sitting next to more than $8 million in cash, his reward for the victory. The 23-year-old Michigan State graduate was also presented with a custom-designed gold-platinum-diamond bracelet, valued at more than $500,000.
Riess overcame a chip disadvantage on the final day of the tournament, topping Jay Farber heads-up for the win. Once Riess took the chip lead, he was in no serious danger of busting from that point forward. The tournament capped yet another WSOP, which I’ve now been affiliated with for many years.
Here’s a ten-minute interview (raw unedited footage) with the new champion:
Note: Please visit WSOP.COM for more details. Also, the OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE 2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP is now posted at the site.