Ryan Riess became a household name overnight after taking down the biggest and most coveted poker tournament in the world. Since winning the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, "Riess the Beast" joined poker's elite by entering huge buy-in events like the $100,000 Super High Roller and the $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
With a few cashes under his belt since last year’s WSOP finale, Riess will be returning to the Main Event looking to defend his title. How has been preparing for this year's tournament? Does he still think he's the "best player in the world?" Riess took those questions and more in a Google Hangout with PokerNews’ Sarah Grant and the Global Poker Index’s Eric Danis on Saturday before the start of the Main Event.
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