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.
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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.
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.
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.
All eyes were on Greg Merson as he made a graceful exit Saturday afternoon from the World Series of Poker. But not that long ago, no one was watching him.
It’s a test of endurance, both mental and physical, when 12-hour days begin piling up at the poker table. Sarah Herzali was feeling it Friday night.
Amid a constant rattlesnake buzz of chips being shuffled and stacked around the crowded room, Doyle Brunson sat quietly and studied the cards from under a white cowboy hat. The stars are falling by the wayside at the World Series of Poker. Brunson, 79, still was hanging on late into Thursday night.