A big congratulations to Ryan Riess, the champion of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event!! Riess had about 20 million chips less than Jay Farber when the final day and heads-up began, but he played very well and grinded Farber down to a short stack early in the match.
Although Farber managed to double up and narrow down Riess's lead to a 2-1 margin at one point, he still didn't stand a chance against the 23-year-old (the youngest player at this year's final table) who totally dominated the match. In the final hand, Farber shoved his final 12 million with Q5, and Riess called with AK. The board ran out jack-high and Riess was crowned the world champion!
Final table results:
1st: Ryan Riess - USA - $8,361,570 2nd: Jay Farber - USA - $5,174,357 3rd: Amir Lehavot - Israel - $3,727,823 4th: Sylvain Loosli - France - $2,792,533 5th: JC Tran - USA - $2,792,533 6th: Marc-Etienne McLaughlin - $2,106,893 7th: Michiel Brummelhuis - Netherlands - $1,225,356 8th: David Benefield - USA - $944,650 9th: Mark Newhouse - USA - $733,224
It just struck me that I couldn't give a shit about this. This should have been played in the summer, now it just seems like some joke SNG with the insanest prize pool.
The delay takes away any kudos of the winner and makes a dick of the WSOP main event.
I'm not saying the guys don't deserve the money or whatever but as a spectator it's like whats the point? Let's have the world cup in brazil and then play the final two years later. Lets sit a university exam a year after leaving.
And the winner is IRS Place Name Prize / Prize After Tax 1st Ryan Riess $8,361,570 / $4,880,713 2nd Jay Farber $5,174,357 / $3,147,830 3rd Sylvain Loosli $2,792,533 / $2,792,533 4th Amir Lehavot $3,727,823 / $2,178,623 5th JC Tran $2,106,893 / $1,104,916 6th Michiel Brummelhuis $1,225,356 / $870,003 7th Marc McLaughlin $1,601,024 / $808,089 8th David Benefield $944,650 / $507,449 9th Mark Newhouse $733,224 / $410,345 Sylvain Loosli moved to UK ,means he won't owe any tax on his winning to IRS
"I'm extremely excited," Riess said. "I'm excited for what the future holds." I'm not shure he is really best player. He is only 236th by Global Poker Index. I do not herd before this final table about Ryan Riess, so I do not think that one win is a measure of skill in poker)))
could not believe the way Riess bullied Farber on nearly every hand. Farber should have 3 bet or even 4 bet more and if he was beat he was beat. better to go down fighting than to lay down. $5 mill should ease the pain though!
------------ just how unlucky was marc etienne mclaughlin on this table? i thought he played almost perfect poker then his kings ran into farbers aces. he seemed to be controlling the table and looking very relaxed. if he had got that hand through he would have been in a commanding position and i think we would have been talking about a different world champion today. unlucky marc! better luck next year
what your saying was said done and dusted 3 yrs back, it actually turned out a better deal for poker community and is the norm now,,, it also gives final tablists a extra income itcn sponsorship deals, advertising rights, tv interviews, etc etc plus rervenue from wsop syndicating the filmied event,
it's much better deal and brings more players/fish donkers into game, which is what is needed ias players bad losing ones drop out..so to keep it levelledl, .the players get a 100k upfront + time off after wsop long week or more, so come back fresh n ready somore better viewing n preparation tomake it entertaining, ie fans n family brought in country clash atmoslphere all makes up some good televised live finale.
There not gonna stop that all that now, all da best
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