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Ryan Riess earns first WPT title with Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale Main Event win

From April 2nd until the 6th, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Hotel and Casino Hollywood played host to the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale, a no-limit hold’em (no re-entry) tournament with a $10,000 buy-in and $2,000,000 up for grabs. As part of the Showdown Series in Florida, the event drew serious buzz with many top pros competing in the hopes of earning the first place prize. In the end, it was Ryan Riess who earned the first place finish, claiming his first ever WPT title win in the process.

Riess is a twenty-six year old poker player from Michigan who first became a household name in 2013 when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event, taking home the first place prize of more than $8.3 million. The poker player has continued to be a t…