John Cynn

American poker player (born 1984) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Cynn (born December 24, 1984) is an American professional poker player from Northbrook, Illinois.[3] In 2018, he won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,800,000.

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John Cynn
John Cynn in 2018
Born (1984-12-24) December 24, 1984 (age 38)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)1
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)13[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2018
World Poker Tour
Money finish(es)3[2]
Information accurate as of 28 December 2018.
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Cynn graduated from Indiana University Bloomington, where he studied finance and supply chain management. Prior to his poker career, he worked as an IT consultant in California.[4] His first cash in a poker tournament came in 2010, while he first cashed in a WSOP event in 2012. In 2016, he finished 11th in the Main Event, earning $650,000.[5] He had 12 WSOP cashes before the 2018 Main Event and three on the World Poker Tour, including a 10th-place finish at the L.A. Poker Classic in 2017.[1][2]

At the 2018 Main Event, Cynn prevailed over a field of 7,874 players, the second-largest in WSOP history at that time. He defeated a final table that included 2009 champion Joe Cada, beating Tony Miles on the 442nd hand of the final table, and 199th of heads-up, when his K J beat the Q 8 on a board of K K 5 8 4.[6]

As of 2018, his total live tournament winnings exceed $9.7 million. His 13 cashes at the WSOP account for $9.5 million of those winnings.[7]