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Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, General Poker, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 1 comment

Ryan Riess Wins 2013 World Poker Championship (Post-Tournament Victory Interview on Video)


2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Reiss

Ryan Riess (East Landing, MI), the 2013 World Poker Champion (Photo by Joe Giron)


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.


Bracelet and Cash

1 Comment

  1. Back in July I posted this:

    where I argued that luck would be the big player in the Main Event. Now that the final table is finished and Riess is our new champion, that’s still my story and I’m sticking with it.

    Anyone who watched it knows what I’m talking about. And the funny thing is that it has to be this way. When you get nine folks virtually even in skill and emotional stability and they play for only a very few hands (which all that can be played at a final table)the determining factor has to be who gets the cards.

    In heads-up play, let’s be honest here. If I had been sitting in Riess’s chair I’d have won. I had been sitting in Farber’s I’d have lost — and so would all of you.

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