The most prestigious poker tournament, World Series of Poker Main Event, came to an end! This year champion is John Cynn, 33-years old from Indianapolis.
After 10 days of fight in the last two weeks, he managed to win the bracelet. Defeating a field of 7.874 players turned his $10.000 into a fantastic $8.8 million dollars! Just to remind, this is not his first significant score on WSOP Main Event. In 2016, John Cynn was out 11th, just before the final table, and collected a reward of $650.000.
After winning the title of this year World Series of Poker Main Event, he said that he realizes how important this money is but he won’t let it change him:
“The money is very significant, but I do like to think that I don’t need the money to be happy,” said Cynn. “But at the same time, practically, it’s going to make things a lot easier — things I want to do in life, even to my parents, this is money that they never could’ve imagined. It’s definitely going to be life-changing.”
For winning the bracelet John Cynn had to beat a very tough opponent, Tony Miles. Two of them were playing heads up for over 10 hours, which is a new record of hands played in WSOP heads-up (199), and hands played on the final table of WSOP (442)
Heads up began with both players having the similar stack (119bb), Miles had a bit more chips. On the final hand John Cynn opened with KJ, Miles 3bet him with Q8. The flop came: KK5. Miles made a continuation bet and Cynn just called. The turn brought 8 and Miles pushed all-in. After thinking for a while Joh Cynn made a call which got him a first place cash prize and most prestigious bracelet in the poker world. The runner-up Tony Miles won $5 million!
Here you can see the whole final table with finishing positions and cash prizes: