The 2013 WSOP Main Event attracted 6,352 entrants and created a prize pool of over $59.7 million. The November Nine returned for it’s sixth installment as five countries were represented among the final nine – the United States, Canada, France, Netherlands, and Israel.
The first night of play lasted nearly nine hours as the final table was reduced to heads-up play with Jay Farber holding the chip lead over Ryan Riess. Throughout the 90-hands of heads-up play, Riess powered his way into the lead before eventually being crowned the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion and collected the $8,361,570 first-place prize.
The 23-year-old Michigan-native had amassed a steady set of results heading into the 2013 WSOP. Riess’ first result was a second-place finish in the WSOP-Circuit Hammond Main Event for $239,063 and added an additional three WSOP-Circuit Main Event cashes, along with WSOP-Circuit side event cashes before he collected four WSOP cashes – his biggest being an 11th-place finish in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event for $20,015. Although Riess’ appearance on the broadcast wouldn’t occur until very late in the tournament, he did make PokerGO’s 2013 WSOP Main Event – Top 5 Hands | World Series of Poker video.
There are 24 episodes from the 2013 WSOP Main Event available now on PokerGO and coverage begins on Day 3. The two feature tables are stacked with the likes of Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Michael Mizrachi, and Phil Hellmuth, while on Day 4 the money is reached before previous WSOP Main Event champions Greg Merson and Carlos Mortensen take center stage. Day 5 action sees J.C. Tran and Jonathan Jaffe highlighted on the feature table, before Day 6 sees the continued dominance of Mortensen while new faces begin to emerge such as Jackie Glazier, David Benefield, Mark Newhouse, and Riess.
Day 7 is spread across six episodes and begins with 27 players remaining. Anton Morgenstern kicks off the action playing pot-after-pot, while the likes of Sylvain Loosli, Jay Farber, and Marc-Etienne McLaughlin start seeing their chip stacks climb. The final two episodes follow play as the tournament is reduced from two tables down to just one as Chris Lindh, Bruno Kawauti, Sergio Castelluccio, Alex Livingston, Rep Porter, and Mortensen all fall short of the final table.
The final table is spread over the final two episodes, and Riess joined Remko Rinkema on PokerGO’s Run it Back with Ryan Riess | 2013 WSOP Main Event to discuss everything from the final table. The first episode concluded with just the final two players remaining, while the final episode would inevitably crown Riess as the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion and recipient of over $8.36 million in first-place prize money.
The 2013 WSOP Main Event was broadcast on ESPN and is now available on PokerGO. Select your favorite episode from the overview below and start watching right now.
|2013 WSOP Main Event Viewing Guide|
|Episode||Day||Featured Player/Episode Note||PokerGO Link|
|1||Day 3 (Part 1)||Phil Ivey and Doyle Brunson||Link|
|2||Day 3 (Part 2)||Doyle Brunson and Shawn Sheikhan||Link|
|3||Day 3 (Part 3)||Michael Mizrachi and Phil Hellmuth||Link|
|4||Day 3 (Part 4)||Max Steinberg and Phil Ivey||Link|
|5||Day 4 (Part 1)||The money bubble is reached||Link|
|6||Day 4 (Part 2)||Doyle Brunson and Annette Obrestad||Link|
|7||Day 4 (Part 3)||Carlos Mortensen, Adam Friedman, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko||Link|
|8||Day 4 (Part 4)||Greg Merson and Jackie Glazier||Link|
|9||Day 5 (Part 1)||Carlos Mortensen and J.C. Tran||Link|
|10||Day 5 (Part 2)||J.C. Tran, Annette Obrestad, and Jonathan Jaffe||Link|
|11||Day 5 (Part 3)||Jonathan Jaffe and Marvin Rettenmaier||Link|
|12||Day 5 (Part 4)||Greg Merson, Carlos Mortensen, and Annette Obrestad||Link|
|13||Day 6 (Part 1)||Carlos Mortensen, J.C. Tran, and Jackie Glazier||Link|
|14||Day 6 (Part 2)||Steve Gee and Jorn Walthaus||Link|
|15||Day 6 (Part 3)||Jackie Glazier, Byron Kaverman, and Carlos Mortensen||Link|
|16||Day 6 (Part 4)||David Benefield, Ryan Riess, and Mark Newhouse||Link|
|17||Day 7 (Part 1)||27 players remain||Link|
|18||Day 7 (Part 2)||Anton Morgenstern, J.C. Tran, and Sylvain Loosli||Link|
|19||Day 7 (Part 3)||Jay Farber, Mark Newhouse, and Anton Morgenstern||Link|
|20||Day 7 (Part 4)||Marc-Etienne McLaughlin, Sylvain Loosli, Jay Farber, and J.C. Tran||Link|
|21||Day 7 (Part 5)||18 players remain||Link|
|22||Day 7 (Part 6)||Carlos Mortensen, Rep Porter, and J.C. Tran||Link|
|23||Final Table (Part 1)||J.C. Tran, Mark Newhouse, David Benefield, and Ryan Riess||Link|
|24||Final Table (Part 2)||Ryan Riess and Jay Farber||Link|
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