Ryan Riess

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Ryan Riess
Nickname(s)Riess the Beast
ResidenceClarkston, Michigan
Born(1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 24)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)1
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)7
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2013
World Poker Tour
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of 1 August 2014.
 
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Ryan Riess
Nickname(s)Riess the Beast
ResidenceClarkston, Michigan
Born(1990-06-21) June 21, 1990 (age 24)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)1
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)7
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2013
World Poker Tour
Money finish(es)4
Information accurate as of 1 August 2014.

Ryan Riess (born June 21, 1990) is an American professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Education[edit]

Riess graduated from Michigan State University with a Hospitality degree.

Poker career[edit]

His first tournament cash came in October 2012, when he took 2nd place at the World Series of Poker Circuit main event in Hammond, Indiana, for $239,063. In the following few months he had several cashes in smaller events throughout the United States. Riess first played the WSOP in 2013, cashing in 3 preliminary events with a best finish of 11th in a $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event. Playing in his first WSOP Main Event, he made the November Nine in 5th chip position with 25,875,000. After eliminating 4 players at the final table, Riess entered heads-up against Jay Farber with a nearly 20 million chip deficit. After 90 hands of heads-up play, Riess' A K defeated Farber's Q 5 to win the championship bracelet and $8,361,570.

As of 2014, Riess's total live tournament winnings exceed $8,700,000 of which $8,661,668 have come from cashes at the WSOP.

World Series of Poker bracelets
YearTournamentPrize (US$)
2013$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event$8,361,570

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