Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player from Las Vegas, declared himself the favorite in the days leading up to the final table of the 44th annual No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship. He then backed up his bravado by defeating Jay Farber in a heads-up tussle that lasted 91 hands and almost four hours.
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Ryan Riess, a 23-year-old professional poker player living in Las Vegas, won the 2013 World Series of Poker’s Main Event, defeating amateur Jay Farber in a heads-up battle that lasted nearly four hours.
Jay Farber started the final table of the WSOP Main Event as the least-accomplished player in the field. That didn’t stop the local VIP host from reaching the final two of the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship.
It’s unfair to compare Nevada’s adolescent Internet poker market to the pre-Black Friday online poker world that existed in the U.S. a few years ago.
The World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship resumes at 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater following a 3½-month hiatus.
The winners of the World Series of Poker Main Event have fit a specific profile during the “November Nine” era.
When the winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event is crowned this week, that player will take home millions of dollars, poker immortality, bragging rights for roughly forever and, of course, the World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet, the blingiest piece of championship jewelry in all of sports.
After a long week, and an especially long night, JC Tran is heading home to Sacramento, Calif., with big plans and a lot to look forward to in four months.
Sunglasses covered his eyes, but Sylvain Loosli is not working undercover anymore. When he took over the chip lead in the World Series of Poker, information about his background was revealed.
A volatile game, poker can bust bankrolls and bury dreams. It also can work wonders for a player’s career, as Jackie Glazier has discovered.