I want to give a special shout-out to my buddy Ryan Reiss, a dedicated & fantastic circuit grinder & poker pro as well as all-round great guy that loves the game. Ryan has had an amazing career so far… not only is he poker smart, good looking (i hear stories of girl’s coming up to the tables giving him their numbers already) and soon to be extremely rich and famous, Ryan Reiss definitely has a great poker future ahead of him. Now you know who Lucky Lady Games is rooting for to win the coveted Main Event Bracelet title… let us know who your favorites are and who you think will win in the comment box below.
November 9 WSOP Main Event
Ryan Riess – 25,875,000
Riess is a 23-year-old poker professional from East Lansing, Michigan who now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Riess, a Michigan State University graduate with a degree in business, has cashed in 3 WSOP events for $30,569 with his biggest cash coming in the 2012 WSOP Circuit Main Event at Horseshoe Hammond in Chicago, where he finished in second place for $239,063. This was Riess’ first time entering the WSOP Main Event, but this marks his fourth cash at the WSOP this summer. He has $309,478 in career live poker tournament winnings. Riess is the youngest player remaining at this final table.
Players Return November 4 to Battle over $26 Million in Prize Money & to Crown Poker’s World Champion Who Will Win More Than $8.3 Million
The 2013 Main Event capped the largest-ever WSOP in terms of entrants. A total of 79,471 players from 107 countries entered the 62 events on this summer’s WSOP schedule, generating a total record prize pool of over $197 Million!
The 2013 Main Event was the eighth-largest in the tournament’s illustrious history, drawing 6,352 players from 83 nations. The average age of entrants in the event was 38.1 years old, with the oldest entrant, William Wachter age 92, and the youngest, Rayan Chamas, 21 years old, 8 days. 298 females – or 4.7% comprised this year’s field, up from 211 entries last year. Melbourne, Australia’s Jackie Glazier was the last female standing, finishing in 31st place good for $229,281.
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