Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $74,015,600
Players 7,874

Info Niveau

Niveau 44
Blinds 2,000,000 / 4,000,000
Ante 500,000

Player Introductions Underway


WSOP tournament director Jack Effel is about to introduce the players and engaged with the rail to determine which of the three finalists has the loudest and most supportive rail. Cards are expected to get in the air shortly as the final preparations are currently underway.

Tags: Jack EffelWSOP

Three Players Remain; One Will Be Crowned 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Today

Final Three
Final Three

At 5:30 p.m. local time, the biggest day in the life of Tony Miles, John Cynn and Michael Dyer will commence as one of these three players will be the World Series of Poker Main Event champion after today. The biggest prize on the grandest stage of them all is up for grabs tonight, and the first place prize of $8,800,000, the coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet and a place in the history books awaits the last man standing at the end of the night.

The final table has already clocked 224 hands over the course of two days. On the first final table day, Antoine Labat, Artem Metalidi and Alex Lynskey bowed up to dwindle the number of hopefuls to six. On the second day, Aram Zobian's dream of winnings the Main Event ended just five hands in. Zobian started the day as the short stack and open-shoved eight-six suited from the small blind. Dyer called with ace-eight in the big blind and held up to eliminate Zobian in 6th place ($1,800,000).

Joe Cada's attempt to achieve one of the ultimate feats in poker — a repeat Main Event win — ended in 5th place ($2,150,000). Holding pocket tens, Cada four-bet shoved 47 million in chips and Miles called it off with ace-king after seven minutes. The king landed on the flop to end Cada's bid in hand #105.

The four remaining players battled it out for more than 100 hands before Nic Manion finally bowed out in 4th place ($2,825,000). Manion three-bet shoved ace-ten over a raise from Cynn, who instantly called with pocket kings. The kings held up to send Manion to the payout desk and end the day on the spot.

John Cynn
John Cynn

There are 51 minutes and 10 seconds remaining in Level 40 as cards will be back in the Amazon room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miles will start on the button and holds the substantial chip lead with 238,900,000 in chips (149 big blinds). Miles' rowdy rail will no doubt be back to cheer their champion on.

John Cynn sits second in chips with 128,700,000 in chips, a solid 80 big blinds when play will resume. Rounding out the final three is Michael Dyer, who started Day 9 as the overwhelming chipleader but will just return with 26,200,000 in chips, 16 big blinds. Each of them has already locked up the payday of a lifetime with at least $3,750,000 for their efforts.

Tony Miles
Tony Miles

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Day

SeatPlayerCountryAgeChip CountBig Blinds
1John CynnUnited States33128,700,00080
2Tony MilesUnited States32238,900,000149
3Michael DyerUnited States3226,200,00016
PlacePlayerCountry  Prize (USD)
4Nicolas ManionUnited States  $2,825,000
5Joe CadaUnited States  $2,150,000
6Aram ZobianUnited States  $1,800,000
7Alex LynskeyAustralia  $1,500,000
8Artem Metalidi Ukraine  $1,200,000
9Antoine LabatFrance  $1,000,000

Play gets back underway at 5:30 p.m. local time with 51 minutes and 10 seconds left in Level 40 (800,000/1,600,000 with a running ante of 200,000). Stay glued to PokerNews for hand-for-hand coverage of the final table as it unfolds live.

The final table is broadcasted on a 30-minute delay on ESPN (in the United States) and ESPN affiliated networks (like Australia, Canada, United Kingdom), as well as on PokerGO in territories where ESPN does not broadcast.

Main Event Bracelet
Main Event Bracelet

Tags: Alex LynskeyAntoine LabatAram ZobianArtem MetalidiJoe CadaJohn CynnMichael DyerNic ManionTony Miles

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
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