WSOP 2013 Final Latest Results: Just Two RemainNovember 5, 2013 12:16 pm
After a break of almost 16 weeks, the November Nine returned to Las Vegas yesterday and moved one step closer to deciding who would be crowned the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion. Play began at 5.00pm local time at the Rio All Suite Hotel, and after 171 hands of final table action, just Jay Farber and poker pro Ryan Riess remained. The two US players will now return to the felt at 5:45pm Tuesday for the conclusion of the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event.
Incredibly, both Farber and Riess eliminated all of the other seven finalists at the table, with Farber responsible for three scalps and Riess claiming four. As a result, when play resumes with the blinds at 500K/1,000K and a 150K ante, Farber will be wielding a stack of 105 million chips to Riess’ 85.675 million.
After 36 hands played yesterday, Mark Newhouse (9-9) became the first casualty in 9th ($733,224) place having run into the A-K of Ryan Riess. He was then followed two hands later in 8th ($944,650) by David Benefield, whose 17bb shove with Ks-2s faltered against the A-K of Farber.
Continuing their assault of the final table, Ryan Riess (A-Q) dispatched Dutch pro Michiel Brummelhuis (9-9) to the rail in 7th ( $1,225,356), while hand number 157 saw Farber (A-A) do likewise to Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (K-K) in 6th ($1,601,024) with the board running out 8-7-2-J-J.
By this stage, Amir Lehavot and J.C. Tran were the two shortest stacks at the table, and soon after McLaughlin’s exit JC Tran pushed his short stack into the centre of the table holding A-7. Farber then called with K-Q and with the board producing a K on the flop, Tran was eliminated in 5th for $2,106,893.
Next, French pro Sylvain Loosli (Q-7) saw his WSOP hopes come to an end in 4th ($2,792,533) at the hands of Ryan Reiss (A-10), and following Israel’s Amir Lehavot (7-7) departure in 3rd ($3,727,823), the action was broken up and the stage set for the final showdown between Jay Farber and Ryan Riess.
Commenting at the end of yesterday’s action, Riess said: “Everyone was playing really solid and the cards ran my way today. It worked exactly like I envisioned it. I was kinda thinking it would be me and Farber.”