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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, July 02, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

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

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $74,015,600
  • Entries: 7,874
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:29 PM Local Time
Hands #259-262: Miles Bets Big on the River

Tony Miles

Hand #259: Tony Miles raised to 6 million from the button, John Cynn three-bet to 17.5 million from the big blind, and Miles folded.

Hand #260: John Cynn raised to 4 million from the button, Tomy Miles three-bet to 17 million from the big blind, and Cynn folded.

Hand #261: Tony Miles raised to 6 million from the button and John Cynn called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Cynn check-folded to Miles' continuation bet of 8 million.

Hand #262: John Cynn raised to 6 million from the button and Tony Miles called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Miles checked to Cynn who continued for 5 million. Miles called, the   turn fell, and both players checked. The   river completed the board, Miles bet 18 million, and Cynn folded.

Tony Miles236,200,00015,600,000
John Cynn157,600,000-15,600,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:16 PM Local Time
Hands #256-258: Miles Scoops Two in a Row

Tony MIles

Hand #256: John Cynn made it 4 million to go and Tony Miles called. On a flop of     and after Miles checked, a bet of 2.5 million by Cynn won the pot right there.

Hand #257: Miles raised to 6 million and Cynn came along, the flop fell    . Cynn checked and Miles continued for 4.5 million, which Cynn called. On the   turn, Cynn checked once more and Miles fired a second barrel worth 8.5 million. Cynn called and the   appeared on the river. Both checked down and Miles showed the    for a pair of jacks to win the pot.

Hand #258: Cynn raised to 6 million and Miles called. The flop came     and Miles checked, Cynn checked behind and the   appeared on the turn. Miles led for 6 million and Cynn called. The river brought the   and Miles checked. Cynn checked behind.

Miles turned over the    for tens and fours, and that won the pot to see Miles pull away some more early into the heads-up duel.

Tony Miles220,600,00027,300,000
John Cynn173,200,000-27,300,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:15 PM Local Time
Dyer After His Bust

Michael Dyer

Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:06 PM Local Time
Hands #254-255: Three-Bet Pot to Cynn

Heads Up John Cynn

Hand #254: John Cynn opened for 4 million on the button. Tony Miles raised to 7 million and Cynn called, bringing the     flop. Cynn bet 5.5 million after a check and Miles called, leading to an   turn. They both checked, and the   arrived.

Two more checks, and Miles'    lost to   .

Hand #255: Miles raised to 6 million and won the pot.

John Cynn200,500,00010,500,000
Tony Miles193,300,000-10,500,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:00 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1000000/2000000
Ante: 300000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:57 PM Local Time
Hands #251-253: Cynn Bets Every Street

Heads Up John Cynn

Hand #251: Tony Miles raised to 4.8 million from the button and John Cynn defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Cynn check-folded to Miles' continuation bet of 4.8 million.

Hand #252: John Cynn folded his button, giving Tony Miles a walk.

Hand #253: Tony Miles limped his button and John Cynn checked his option in the big blind.

The flop fell    , Cynn led for 1.8 million and Miles called. The turn was the  , Cynn bet 2.9 million and Miles called. The river was the  , Cynn bet 9.8 million and Miles folded.

Tony Miles203,800,000-500,000
John Cynn190,000,000500,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:54 PM Local Time
Hands #247-250: Miles Raises the Turn

Tony MIles

Hand #247: Tony Miles limped in and John Cynn checked his option to see a flop of    . Cynn bet 1.8 million and Miles called. The   appeared on the turn and Cynn made it 4.1 million to go, Miles raised it up to 13 million and claimed the pot without further resistance. His rail started chanting "Tony, Tony, Tony."

Hand #248: Cynn raised it up to 4.5 million and Miles folded.

Hand #249: Miles raised to 4.8 million and Cynn sent his cards into the muck.

Hand#250: Cynn made it 4.8 million to go and that won the big blind and antes without resistance.

Tony Miles204,300,0005,900,000
John Cynn189,500,000-5,900,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Hands #244-246: Heads-Up Play Begins

Hand #244: John Cynn completed and Tony Miles checked. Miles bet 2 million on the     flop and Cynn called. The turn brought the  . Miles bet 4.5 million and Cynn made it 10.5 million. Miles let it go.

Hand #245: Miles raised to 4.8 million and Cynn called. Cynn check-folded to 5.7 million on the     flop.

Hand #246: Cynn opened for 4.8 million and Miles folded.

Heads Up John Cynn & Tony Miles
Heads Up John Cynn & Tony Miles
Tony Miles198,400,000-5,100,000
John Cynn195,400,0005,100,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:28 PM Local Time
Michael Dyer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,750,000)

Michael Dyer

Hand #243: Tony Miles raised to 4 million from the button, Michael Dyer reraised all in for 22.2 million from the small blind and Miles called with   , leading Dyer's   .

The flop fell    , keeping Miles ahead. The   turn fell to give him a pair of jacks, although Dyer picked up an out with a Broadway draw. The river was paint, but it was the  .

Michael Dyer's Main Event run ended in third place for $3,750,000

Heads-up play between Miles and John Cynn will begin in a few minutes, with Miles holding a slight lead nine-big-bling lead over Cynn.

Michael Dyer
Michael Dyer
Tony Miles203,500,00024,200,000
John Cynn190,300,000-1,800,000
Michael Dyer0-22,400,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:16 PM Local Time
Hands #239-242: Cynn Takes Over the Lead

John Cynn

Hand #239: Tony Miles limped in from the small blind and Michael Dyer moved all in for 23.2 million out of the big blind, Miles quickly folded.

Hand #240: Miles min-raised to 3.2 million on the button and John Cynn called out of the big blind. The duo headed to a flop of     and Cynn checked, Miles continued for 3.7 million and Cynn called. After the   turn, Cynn checked once again and Miles checked behind to see the   river pair the board for the second time.

Cynn checked and Miles checked behind, Cynn won the pot and with unknown cards.

Hand #241: Cynn limped the small blind and Miles raised it up to 6 million from the big blind, which Cynn called after brief consideration. The flop came     and Cynn checked, Miles made it 8.1 million to go and Cynn came along to see the   appear on the turn.

Cynn bet 5.6 million and Miles folded, dropping from first to second place.

Hand #242: John Cynn raised to 3.8 million from the button and won the blinds and antes.

John Cynn192,100,00025,200,000
Tony Miles179,300,000-24,200,000
Michael Dyer22,400,000-1,000,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:07 PM Local Time
Hands #236-238: A Couple of Shoves

Hand #236: Tony Miles shoved all in from the small blind and Michael Dyer released.

Hand #237: Dyer shoved in the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #238: John Cynn completed the blind and Miles checked. Miles won with 1.7 million on the     flop.

Tony Miles203,500,0003,800,000
John Cynn166,900,000-3,800,000
Michael Dyer23,400,0000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:02 PM Local Time
Hands #232-235: Cynn Closing the Gap on Miles

Hand #232: John Cynn limped from the small blind, Tony Miles raised to 6 million from the big blind and Cynn folded.

Hand #233: John Cynn raised to 3.2 million from the button and Michael Dyer called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Dyer checked to Cynn who continued for 2.5 million. Dyer folded, giving Cynn the pot.

Hand #234: Tony Miles raised to 3.2 million from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #235: John Cynn limped from the small blind and Tony Miles raised to 6 million from the big blind. Cynn called and a     flop followed.

Cynn checked, Miles bet 6 million and Cynn check-raised to 15.5 million. Milles called, landing the   turn to the board. Cynn bet 14.6 million and after about 60 seconds mulling it over, MIles folded.

Tony Miles199,700,000-17,900,000
John Cynn170,700,00022,700,000
Michael Dyer23,400,000-4,800,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Hands #230-231: Cynn Takes from Miles Once More

Tony Miles

Hand #230: John Cynn raised it up to 3.2 million on the button and that won the blinds and antes.

Hand #231: Tony Miles raised to 3.5 million on the button and Cynn came along out of the big blind. The flop fell     and Cynn checked, Miles continued for 4.5 million and picked up a call. The   fell on the turn and Cynn quickly checked, as did Miles.

On the   river, Cynn checked and Miles checked behind to muck once Cynn turned over his   .

Tony Miles217,600,000-9,200,000
John Cynn148,000,00012,000,000
Michael Dyer28,200,000-2,800,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:42 PM Local Time
Hands #228-229: Cynn Takes First Showdown

Hand #228: Michael Dyer moved all in from the small blind and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #229: John Cynn completed and Tony Miles made it 5.4 million. Cynn called and they saw a     flop. Miles continued for 6.3 million when checked to and Cynn called, bringing the  . They checked, and did likewise on the   river.

Cynn showed    and took it down with just queen-high.

Tony Miles226,800,000-12,100,000
John Cynn136,000,00010,300,000
Michael Dyer31,000,0001,800,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:38 PM Local Time
Hands #225-227: Three All-In Shoves

Michael Dyer

Hand #225: Michael Dyer raised all in for 26 million from the small blind and John Cynn folded his big blind.

Hand #226: Michael Dyer raised all in for 28 million from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #227: Tony Miles raised all in for effectively 30.8 million from the small blind and Michael Dyer folded his big blind.

Tony Miles238,900,0000
John Cynn125,700,000-3,000,000
Michael Dyer29,200,0003,000,000
COPAG USA
Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:35 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 800000/1600000
Ante: 200000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:33 PM Local Time
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.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 3:57 PM Local Time
Three Players Remain; One Will Be Crowned 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Today

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