Farber and Riess Go Heads-Up in WSOP Final Table
After an intense first day of play lasting almost nine hours there are just two players left at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Now Jay Farber and Ryan Riess will play heads-up for the $8.36 million prize.Riess knocked out opponent Amir Lehavot to set up the heads-up match. For his third place finish Lehavot took home $3,727,823, whoever finishes second will take home an impressive $5.17 million.
Riess made the first five-bet of the final table; he started the betting with 1.1 million and five-bet it to 11.1 million. The other players folded and Reiss took the chip lead with close to 45 million having begun the day with 25.875 million. He then went on to become the first player to reach 60 million chips.
Farber was also busy gathering chips, in one five-hand run he went from 50 million to just over 65 million. He did briefly dip below 60 million but soon made it up again.
At the end of the day both players said that they didn’t really prepare for the final table, however, they are sure to be busy preparing for the next day of play and the chance of winning $8.36 million.