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Welcome To Cynn City! John Cynn Wins 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event

33-Year-Old Indianapolis Poker Pro Banks $8.8 Million And First Bracelet

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 15, 2018


In 2016, John Cynn watched as nine players celebrated making the World Series of Poker main event final table. The Northbrook, Illinois poker pro had just finished 11th, earning a huge payday of $650,000, but it was just a consolation prize for coming so close to poker immortality. While it could have easily taken a lifetime to get back, if ever, Cynn took just two years to not only improve upon his finish, but ultimately take down poker’s most prestigious event. The 33-year-old earned a whopping $8.8 million for the victory, and along the way helped set a couple of records during an entertaining final table and epic heads-up match. “To make 11th is insane on its own,” Cynn told reporters after coming out on top. “Then to win, that’s literally something that you dream of, but just never expect to happen. Right now, I do feel pretty overwhelmed. All the ...

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