The Week that Was highlights the biggest news in poker of the week. Ryan Riess winning the World Series of Poker Main Event dominated the headlines with the 23-year-old’s $8.3 million win.
Also, New Jersey issued approvals for real-money online poker to some operators.
Ryan Riess Wins the 2013 WSOP Main Event
Ryan Riess entered heads-up play for the WSOP Main Event title as the short stack and played his way to the biggest prize in poker. Riess battled Jay Farber for 90 hands to win his first bracelet, $8.3 million and will poker’s ambassador for the next year.
After wearing Farber down, Riess opened to 2.5 million on the button and Farber three-bet all in for 14 million. Riess snap-called with A K and put Farber’s tournament at risk for the second time with Q 5. The J T 4flop reduced Farber’s outs to just three fives, while the 3 put Riess on the brink of victory. The 4 caused Riess to crumple into a heap on the ground as everyone on his rail rushed to pile on top of him.
Ryan Riess on Winning the WSOP Main Event
Riess talked to the media moments after winning the 2013 WSOP Main Event.
Day 1 of the November Nine – Nine Players to Two
After nearly four hours without an elimination at the final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, a flurry of action reduced the field from six players to two in the blink of an eye.
When play resumed on Tuesday evening 28-year-old Jay Farber, who held 105 million and the chip lead, against 23-year-old Ryan Riess, who had 85,675,000. That follows the eliminations of Sylvain Loosli in fourth place and finally Amir Lehavot in third place, ending what was at times a slow-moving night in a rapid conclusion.
The How and Why of Every Elimination of the WSOP Main Event Final Table
BLUFF took a deeper look into how and why each player bowed out at the WSOP Main Event Final Table.
9th: Mark Newhouse
8th: David Benefield
7th: Michiel Brummelhuis
5th: J.C. Tran
4th: Sylvan Loosli
3rd: Amir Lehavot
The Rundown: WSOP Main Event Recap
Editor in Chief Lance Bradley discussed and wrapped up all the stories of the WSOP Main Event with Senior Writers Paul Oresteen and Tim Fiorvanti
Ultimate Poker, 888, Caesars & Bwin.Party Receive Approval in New Jersey – No Word on PokerStars
The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement issued transactional waivers to seven Atlantic City casinos and their online gaming partners Friday, allowing them to engage in ‘Internet gaming activities’ when it becomes legal in the state in late November.
THE FIGHT took a deep look inside New Jersey for the home stretch approvals.
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