Ryan Riess wins $8.4M in cash and the World Series of Poker title. The 23 year old poker pro from Michigan beat 29 year old Las Vegas club promoter Jay Farber. On the hand that ended the heads up battle Farber went all-in with a Queen - Five, Riess who had an Ace-King suspected Farber wasnt holding too much and called. Riess was declared the champion as the whole audience spilled to the table to congratulate the new WSOP champion. Riess told reporters "I just think I'm the best player in the World."
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