An army of supporters with the ‘Reiss the Beast‘ t-shirts erupted as Ryan Reiss won the final hand of the 2013 WSOP Main Event defeating Jay Farber at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Reiss won $8,361,570 , his first WSOP Gold Bracelet and overcame a stacked final table where he was one of the younger faces.
It was a final hand where Reiss raised $2.5 Million from the button where Farber re-raised 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.
Back in July 2013, a huge field of poker players had come into win the most coveted prize in poker, the WSOP Main Event Bracelet. At the end, only 9 men remained in hunt of that dream and they returned in November with Ryan Reiss in fifth spot in chip strength. After two days, Reiss reigned across that 9 player table to become the World Champion.
JC Tran who was chip leader going into the November Nine and also the crowd favorite crashed out in fifth place. Another poker pro whom many believed could take this title was Amir Lehavot who hit the rail in third spot.
But the man of the moment is Ryan Reiss who receives the WSOP Bracelet from 2012 Winner Greg Merson. Congratulations to Ryan Reiss, the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion.