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MSU Grad One of Two World Series of Poker Finalists

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-05 16:01:08-05
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Photo courtesy: World Series of Poker

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A recent MSU grad is one of two finalists in the World Series of Poker’s top game in Las Vegas.

Ryan Riess, 23, is now one step closer to poker’s biggest prize, an $8.4 million haul.  He is set to face off with Las Vegas resident Jay Farber at the Rio Casino and Resort at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

If Riess loses in the final match, he will still take home roughly $5.2 million in prize money, according to the World Series of Poker website.