John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event

In 2016, John Cynn finished 11th in the WSOP Main event. Well, he finally took down the WSOP 2018 Main Event and took home a gold bracelet and $8.8 million dollars. The largest cash of his career. Amazing comeback from his previous attempt. It would be cool to see if he could pull down another win in the future.
The win brings his career earnings to nearly $10 million dollars. Most of it came from this event.
This is a much written about event. I will probably do another post just covering some of the highlights of the event itself.
To make a long story short, John Cynn and Tony Miles were heads up. It was a very long tournament with both players grinding at 5am. Miles tried to bluff with 8 and queen but lost to a hardcore three of a kind king hand from Cynn. Miles tried to blame fatigued on the loss but hey he took home $5 million.
In the interview both players look and sound pretty tired. They did play for over 12 hours. I guess it’s to be expected.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings
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

 

 

Justin Bonomo Wins One Drop For One Million at the 2018 WSOP
Boy wonder, Justin Bonomo, the star and cash leader at the WSOP, added another notch on his belt with the One Drop for Water event. He won and took home the $10,000,000 top prize along with a bracelet.
German boy wonder, Fedor Holz took second for $6 million.
Bonomo’s earnings are now around $43 million dollars with Holz’ at $33 million. Bonomo is now first in cash earnings. Negreanu needs a wake up call. Hello?
It’s Bonomo’s third gold bracelet. And if you can believe it, for 2018 Bonomo has won over $25 million dollars in tournaments. It’s really a historic event. Dan Colman is the other player who won over $22 in 2014.
He stated staying as focused as possible paid off.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3 Dan Smith $4,000,000
4 Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5 Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

 

 

Brian Hastings Wins H.O.R.S.E $3000 Event at the 2018 WSOP
Brian Hasting Won the H.O.R.S.E. $3000 buy-in event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his fourth gold bracelet and $232,202 in cash for first place. He triumphed over 354 fellow players.
Legendary online, he once took home over $4 million in a single cash game. He’s managed to extend his streak to live poker games as well. His four bracelets proves this point. He has career earnings of $3,323,752 as of 7/18.
The H.O.R.S.E. event had many bracelet winners as well. These tournaments bring a lot of players who are well rounded in the world of poker. Dutch Boyd, Jeff Madsen, Andrew Brown, John Hennigan, Ben Yu where some other notable players who either cashed or were in the event.
The final results were:

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Brian Hastings $233,202
2 Andrew Brown $144,128
3 Tim Martsers $97,340
4 Jeff Madsen $67,121
5 Lee Markholt $47,275
6 Hye Park $34,027
7 Dutch Boyd $25,040
8 Bruno Fitoussi $18,849

Ben Yu Wins $50,000 2018 WSOP High Roller Event
Be Yu has won the $50,000 WSOP $50,000 buy-in high roller event. He has cashed a whopping 14 times at the 2018 WSOP and got three final tables. The icing on the cake was this event. He picked up his third gold bracelet and whopping $1,650,000. He triumphed over 128 players who created a prize pool of $6,144,000.
Yu has now passed the $5 million dollar mark in earnings with over $2.5 million in this years WSOP. He won nearly $900,000 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. It’s amazing that so much could happen in such a short time moneywise. He’s 32 and from Ohio.
With a high buy-in like this many of today’s top poker players were in the event like Jack Schindler, John Racener, Nick Petrangelo among others.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings
1 Ben Yu $1,650,773
2 Sean Winter $1,020,253
3 Nick Petrangelo $720,103
4 Isaac Haxton $518,882
5 Igor Kurganov $381,874
6 Manig Loeser $287,174
7 John Racener $220,777
8 Jake Schindler $173,604

Joe Cada Wins $1500 Closer Event at 2018 WSOP
Having a great summer, Joe Cada has won the $1500 Closer event at the WSOP. The win brings his bracelet total to four. This was a massive event with 3,120 players who created huge prize pool. Cada took home $612,886 for the win and a gold bracelet.
He also made final table at the WSOP and bagged over $2 million there. He is one of two double bracelet winners for the 2018 WSOP along with Shaun Deeb.
His total earnings are now nearly $14 million dollars.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joe Cada $612,886
2 Paawan Bansal $378,765
3 Jeffrey Tanouye $278,774
4 Richard Ali $206,813
5 Eric Afriat $154,660
6 Richard Cox $116,595
7 James Poper $88,615
8 Brayden Gazlay $67,904
9 Joshua Turner $52,465

Fedor Holz Crownupguy Poker Phenom Mini Bio

With earnings over $25,0000,000 and being in his early twenties, Fedor Holz is regarded as one of today’s top poker players. He’s from Germany but lives in Austria. This is little bio on Fedor Holz and his exciting poker history.
His mother was a teen mom and he grew up with a distant father and two younger sisters. He started playing poker at around 16, a common age for many of today’s top players. After graduating from secondary school, he went to college to study computer science. He got sick and had to stop and then continued playing poker. After six months he committed himself to playing poker and hasn’t looked back.
His early years, he was out on his own living modestly. Maybe spending $400 per month. His first live cash that counted was in Rozvadov. In that event, the $500 Euro No Limit Holdem event, he cashed for nearly $20,000, finishing in second place. Shortly afterwards he won his first tournament at the Lebanese Poker Cup. Though the cash was around $5000, I’m sure the self confidence boost was great.
After that he moved to Austria and stayed with a group of poker players. This was according to him a great experience since they supported each other.
When asked if money was a motivation he states yes and no. That money is a driving factor at some point. At the beginning of his career, money was more a motivating factor than at the point he is at right now. It’s  interesting since he makes the most money now with high stakes tournaments than at the beginning of his career. The money seems like how it for many who’ve reached a goal. Once there it’s not as great a thrill as in the beginning. He has many more options now and does things outside of poker as well.
On his success, he says it’s really a mindset. To improve one’s game everyday is what counts and it takes focus to improve the game that makes individuals succeed. He also says there are only a handful of players out there who are focused like this and those who do are today’s top poker players. The other side of the success, having so much money at a young age is something he has to deal with consistently as well. He seems pretty level headed about it though. In addition to poker, he’s also the CEO of Primed Mind, a success program.
Primed Mind is an App. Users listen to a mindset coach named Elliot. The goal is to allow visualization, and relaxation techniques to set goals. The ultimate agenda is create self confidence, better health, personal growth and recovery skills. He along with Nathan Schmitt and Duane Ludwig are the three key people at Primed Mind along with Elliot Roe, the mindset coach.
Not only is he still winning at poker but also balancing himself out through other ventures. He “retired” from poker only to come out of his retirement and continue playing and winning all over again. And he’s unstoppable.
For the year 2017, here’s a look at his top cashes.

Poker Tournament     Buyin       Cash Result

2017 Bellagio High Roller Series      $25,000          $85,000

2017 Triton Super High Roller Series   $128,150       $2,131,740

2017 Grand Prix Austria             $2,609                     $40,460

2017 Poker Masters        $100,000                              $504,000

2017 Poker Masters            $50,000                        $550,000

2017 Triton Super High Roller Series $32,022 $451,386

2017 Aria Summer High Roller Series $50,000 $417,600

2017 Aria Summer High Roller Series $50,000 $330,660

2017 Aria 10K-01 Event          $10,500                   $42,000

2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo   $5,677    $62,283

2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo $54,526  $348,582

2017 PokerStars Championship Macau $51,473     $877,392

2017 Aussie Millions        $8,009                      $254,600

2017 Aussie Millions          $75,000                     $266,293

His total take home from 2017 is over $6 million dollars. And he’s only 24. You could say it was a very good year!

Fedor Holz online poker results are nothing less than phenomenal as well. At PokerStars, his nickname is Crownupguy. He has ranked number one several times when he allowed his results to be tracked.

Fedor Holz is a phenomenal poker player. At 24, he’s done what many only wish they could do. It seems there is no stopping him and look for him to be someday in the Poker Hall of Fame along with Ivey, Negreanu, Doyle and other top poker players who’ve made a great name for themselves in the world of poker.

Poker Commentator and Poker Pro Tony Dunst Wins $1000 No Limit Holdem Event at the 2016 WSOP

World Poker Tour TV series commentator, Tony Dunst, has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem event at the 2016. For the win, Dunst collects $339,254 and his first gold bracelet. This marks his 25th WSOP cash and 2nd final table. His total WSOP earnings are $718,268.
His work has contributed to the growth of poker as he comments in his business suit and tie. And true to form, rather than t shirt or hoodie and sunglasses, he played in a suit and tie. Though at the end of the tournament, the tie was a little loose and top button to his shirt undone. Also, all his work on the WPT, and poker writings contributed somewhat to his win.
The final day, Dunst started in fourth position. He worked his way up to the heads up match between him and Jason Rivkin. Dunst started with a 2:1 chip lead and continued to plow ahead. Rivkin went all-in with unsuited king and ten against Dunst’s unsuited queen and eight. The board showed queen, eight, seven, nine and ten, giving Dunst the two pair victory.
For his runner up position, Rivkin takes home $209,596. The tournament had 2,452 entries and total prize pool of $2,206,800.
The top finishers in the event were:
Tony Dunst $339,254
Jason Rivkin $209,586
Joshua Field $153,015
Francisco Araujo $112,724
Matas Cimbolas $83,804
Sergio Cabrera $62,889
Levon Torosyn $47,622
Raffaele Castro $36,406
David Sciacqua $28,097

 

Ladies No Limit Holdem Event at 2016 WSOP Won by Courtney Kennedy
Courtney Kennedy, a poker dealer from Detroit, has won the Ladies No Limit Holdem event at the 2016 WSOP. For the win, she collects $149,108. Experience is a great teacher and she credits dealing lots of hands as giving lots of priceless experience.
She basically steamrolled the table. By the time the final table came around , she held most of the chips with 3.6 million out of 4.1 million. The heads up match didn’t last too long. Between Kennedy and Mandy Baker, the match was brief. Baker called with unsuited king, eight and was rolled over by the Kennedy’s ace king. Kennedy won with the king pair.
The tournament had 819 entries and total prize pool of $745,200. Like many of the tournaments at this year’s WSOP, there was an increase of players.
The top finishers in the event were:
Courtney Kennedy $149,108
Amanda Baker $92,121
Michelle Deng $64,401
Natalia Breviglieri $45,683
Amanda Musumeci $32,889
Shelly Johnson-Ochoa $24,037
Wendy Freeman $17,837
Nicole Schwartz $13,443
Yaxi Zhu $10,292
Notable poker player, Vanessa Selbst, finished in 23rd place. One man played in the tournament, he lost a bet and had to pay ten times the entry fee.

 

$111,111 High Roller for One Drop at 2016 WSOP Won by Fedor Holz
The One Drop $111,111 drew its largest field to date. 183 players put up $111,111 for a total prize pool of $19,316,565. Fedor Holz, the 22 year old poker phenom, took it down. He cashed to the tune of $4,981,775 and gold bracelet. This marks Holz’s third seven figure score in 2016 alone! Last year was the first year he was even eligible to play in the event!
Holz started the final day in sixth position in chips. He out maneuvered every one around to seize the title. It started with ace high flush against Joe McKeehen’s king high flush. Mckeehen was sent home in sixth place. Holz then won two all-in hands from Brian Green knocking him out to fifth place and Jack Salter to fourth.
Poker pro Dan Smith was working hard knocking out Koray Aldemir to 3rd place. This set up the heads match between Smith and Holz. Thought they battled it out, Holz managed to get a decisive lead. The final hand saw Holz holding eight and seven of clubs against Smith’s ace and nine of spades. The flop brought 10 spades, nine of clubs and two of hearts. The turn brought a six of clubs and river brought the ace of clubs giving Holz the flush win.
With an event of this much money, the high rollers were here in abundance. Antonio Esfandiari, Joe McKeehen, Andrea Mateos, and Kyle Julius were among those in the money.
The top finishers were:
Fedor Holz $4,981,775
Dan Smith $3,078,974
Koray Aldemir $2,154,265
Brian Green $1,117,923
Joe McKeehen $829,792
Nick Petrangelo $628,679
Niall Farrell $486,383
Scott Seiver $384,425

Fedor Holz wins Event #67: $111,111 High Roller for One Drop NLH for $4,981,775. It follows up with an interview.

 

WSOP.COM Online No Limit Holdem Tournament Won by Clayton Maguire
A poker pro from Vegas, Clayton Maguire, has won the WSOP.COM Online No Limit Holdem Event at the 2016 WSOP. The tournament is played both online and at the Rio Hotel. The first stage is online. The final table is composed of the top six players online. All players had to be in Nevada for the final table to enter. For the win, Maguire takes home $210,279.
The top finishers in the event were:
Clayton Maguire $210,279
Simeon Naydenov $150,569
Marc Carpentier-Perrault $110,172
Spencer Taylor $82,926
Richard Tuhrim $59,233
Park-Yu $46,201
Pot Limit Omaha High Low Split Won by Kyle Bowker at the 2016 WSOP
Professional poker player, Kyle Bowker, has won the $3000 Pot Limit Omaha High Low Split at the 2016 WSOP. He collects a gold bracelet and $294,960. He’s been grinding at the WSOP for 10 years but this is his first gold bracelet. He’s previously had 35 WSOP cashes, and 1 final table. With this win, his total WSOP earnings are $1,396,963.
The tournament had 473 entries for a total prize pool of $1,291,290. The top 71 finishers were in the money. Pot Limit Omaha High Low Split is primarily an online poker game rarely played except at larger poker tournament that attract a wide variety of players.
The top finishers were:
Kyle Bowker $294,960
Kate Hoag $182,281
Jarred Graham $124,360
Richard Ashby $86,422
Christopher Ruby $61,196
Noah Bronstein $44,171
Daniel Lowe $32,510
Scott Clements $24,409
Paul Taylor $18,702
Notable players who cashed in the event include Jameson Painter, Andrey Zaichenko, and Marco Johnson.

Super High Roller Bowl Tournament Won by Rainer Kemper

It may have in Las Vegas, but two Germans battled it out for supremacy at the 2nd Super High Roller Bowl event with Rainer Kempe winning and taking home a $5,000,000 payday. The original field of 49 players had dwindled to the final table. Fellow poker pros like Erik Siedel and Phil Helmuth both of whom cashed for over a million in this tournament, duked it out for top place.
In the end Kempe rained supreme. His chipstack going into the tournament was impressive with more than twice as anyone else’s and Holz was second in chipstack, positions that don’t often remain the same throughout a tournament. The final hand was Holz pair of twos that he shoved all-in with that went up against Kempe pair of eights. Holz’ 2nd place finish was good for $3,500,000.

The Final results for the Super High Roller Bowl are:

1 Rainer Kempe $5.000.000
2 Fedor Holz $3.500.000
3 Erik Seidel $2.400.000
4 Phil Hellmuth $1.600.000
5 Matt Berkey $1.100.000
6 Bryn Kenney $800.000
7 Dan Shak $600.000