World Series of Poker Amazing $8 million Plus Win

Published Friday, November 08, 2013 -
World Series of Poker Amazing $8 million Plus Win

The World Series of Poker has finally wrapped and with outstanding results both from a spectator’s position and of course the players. Interestingly Canadian poker players won 11 bracelets in total, more than any country other than the USA. Six bracelets were awarded in open events in Australia and seven in Europe, bringing the total for the whole WSOP 2013 to seventy two.

Thirty nine year old Canadian Daniel Negreanu became the first two-time WSOP Player of the Year winner. With the nickname ‘Kid Poker’ he has pulled together an amazing year across the three WSOP installments in Australia, Europe, and Las Vegas to win his second WSOP Player of the Year victory. The professional cashed in 10 events with four final table appearances and two wins. Most notably, the WSOP APAC Main Event and WSOP Europe High Roller wins were the third and fifth largest prizes of Negreanu’s exceptional career.

The 2013 WSOP Main Even saw 6,352 players committed to play. This is the least attended field since 2005 when 5,619 put their cards on the table but this still was the sixth largest of all time.

Ryan Riess won the tournament, becoming the 37th player to take home the prize. Riess won in a brief but dramatic head-to-head matchup with Las Vegas club promoter Jay Farber, the conclusion of a 62-event tournament that began back in May. Along with three other cashes this summer, his total winnings for the WSOP 2013 tournament came to $8,390,101. He is now 29th on the most money list with this win.

Other noted professional poker players who did well at the 2013 WSOP were Matthew Ashton a British pro who took home $2,043,402 in total winnings and Loni Harwood from New York who was rewarded $859,276 in total winnings, the biggest single year take by a woman at the WSOP.

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