John Cynn

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John Cynn
John Cynn 2018.jpg
John Cynn in 2018
Born (1984-12-24) December 24, 1984 (age 34)
World Series of Poker
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.

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.

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]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2018 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event $8,800,000


  1. ^ a b profile
  2. ^ a b World Poker Tour profile
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune: Years before John Cynn won $8.8M in the World Series of Poker, he was a Glenbrook North student playing for fun
  4. ^ "John Cynn LinkedIn profile". Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Cross, Valerie (July 12, 2018). "WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: John Cynn". Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Nuwwarah, Mo (July 15, 2018). "John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event ($8,800,000)". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Hendon Mob Database