23-year-old wins World Series of Poker title, $8.4M

23-year-old wins World Series of Poker title, $8.4M

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23-year-old wins World Series of Poker title, $8.4M

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 8:22 AM

LAS VEGAS -- A 23-year-old poker professional from Las Vegas by way of Michigan has won the World Series of Poker main event, lasting roughly 3 1/2 hours in a dramatic card session to push past his last opponent for the $8.4 million title.

Ryan Riess emerged with the title late Tuesday after a session that proved a showcase for his skills amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold `em.

Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King.

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