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Poker world series winner takes home $8.4 million

By Anthony Curtis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2013

~~<p>Ryan Riess, a professional poker player from Michigan, emerged from a starting field of 6,352 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion and take down a first prize of $8.4 million. Riess prevailed over amateur player and Las Vegas nightclub host Jay Farber after 261 hands of heads-up play with an ace high, when his starting hand of AK held up against Q5. </p>
<p>Farber received $5.7 million for second. At 23, Riess is the sixth consecutive main event winner to be under 25 years old.</p>
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Ryan Riess, a professional poker player from Michigan, emerged from a starting field of 6,352 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion and take down a first prize of $8.4 million. Riess prevailed over amateur player and Las Vegas nightclub host Jay Farber after 261 hands of heads-up play with an ace high, when his starting hand of AK held up against Q5.

Farber received $5.7 million for second. At 23, Riess is the sixth consecutive main event winner to be under 25 years old. Login for more...



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