John Cynn Wins WSOP Main Event For $8,800,000

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John Cynn Wins WSOP Main Event For $8,800,000
15 Jul

John Cynn had 8.8million reasons to be happy in Vegas today as he defeated Tony Miles in an epic and record-breaking heads-up contest, taking down the gold bracelet and $8.8million to become the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event champion…

It took 199 hands of heads-up play to settle the destination of the most-coveted title in the game of poker, and some of the biggest names in the game awake all night following the action and quick to praise the men involved…

A massive field of would-be champions had started out ten days ago at the Rio Casino, almost 8,000 players chasing the dream, but it had all come down to just three men last night, Michael Dyer joining Cynn and Miles in the Thunderdome to settle once and for all who would go down in the history books…

When short-stacked Dyer departed early, but $3,750,000 richer, the focus was all on what would become one for the record books – a scintillating and swinging slugfest between two of the nice guys in the game, poker fans divided on who to root for…

…although the pressure of the situation saw Miles otherwise exemplary attitude questioned after he finally fell on Cynn’s sword, 199 hands and 8 hours into heads-up play…

…but such small things in the heat of the moment really shouldn’t detract from his amazing performance throughout, Miles $5million better off after his epic and extremely run at the crown…

…while John Cynn was fully-deserving of his place in poker’s history books…

Final Table Results

1 John Cynn $8,800,000
2 Tony Miles $5,000,000
3 Michael Dyer $3,750,000
4 Nicolas Manion $2,825,000
5 Joe Cada $2,150,000
6 Aram Zobian $1,800,000
7 Alex Lynskey $1,500,000
8 Artem Metalidi $1,250,000
9 Antoine Labat $1,000,000

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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