John Cynn takes down the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8.8M!!!

by | Jul 20, 2018 | Poker News

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The 2018 World Series of Poker is over and a lot of new players are making the move into the poker hall of fame after 2 months of intense live poker action. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has done a great job at hosting this massive event and players are quite happy with the results, especially those that are going back with their pockets full.

Over the past few days, all media outlets have been following the two largest tournaments at the WSOP. Both champions have now been crowned and their names are John Cynn and Justin Bonomo. Cynn defeated a field of 7,874 entrants in the World Series of Poker Main Event

and collected a prize of $8,800,000. This is the 1st WSOP bracelet of his career and a huge relief after busting the 2016 Main Event in 11th position.

Justin Bonomo conquered one of the most anticipated events by professional poker players, The Big One for One Drop which is a No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament with a $1,000,000 buy-in. For his effort, he was rewarded with $10,000,000 and a 3rd WSOP bracelet.

There is a lot going on while poker players are battling at the tables for the World Series of Poker. The fight for the player with the most cash, the player that has accumulated the most winnings, the one with the most bracelets and the player of the year award, are only a few that we can mention.

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The Live Poker All-Time Money List

Justin Bonomo tops the list in 2018 with his recent win at The Big One for One Drop raising his live tournament earnings to $42,979,591. Second in the list is now Daniel Negreanu with $39,656,197 and third in this prestigious club is Erik Seidel with $34,575,437 in winnings.  “At the end of the day, I feel like for the past year I've played absolutely fantastic poker,” said Bonomo. “I'm not going to say I'm the best player in the world but I'm very confident that I'm up there.”

WSOP Player Of The Year

This year the race for the Player of the Year award is tight and the current leader in the race is Shaun Deeb with 4,334 points. Only a few hundred points separate him from Ben Yu and Joe Cada who both got outstanding results at the 2018 World Series of Poker as well.

Cada was not only in the WSOP Main Event Final Table this year getting 4th place, but also collected his 4th WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 No-Limit event just days after busting in the Main Event. And while this accomplishment was being made, Ben Yu was also making history by mastering the $50,000 World Series of Poker High Roller Event adding $1.6M to his live tournament earnings.

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