John Cynn in 2018
|Born||December 24, 1984|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
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. 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. 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.
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 beat the on a board of .
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.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|2018||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event||$8,800,000|
- WSOP.com profile
- World Poker Tour profile
- Chicago Tribune: Years before John Cynn won $8.8M in the World Series of Poker, he was a Glenbrook North student playing for fun
- "John Cynn LinkedIn profile". Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- Cross, Valerie (July 12, 2018). "WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: John Cynn". PokerNews.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
- Nuwwarah, Mo (July 15, 2018). "John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event ($8,800,000)". PokerNews.com. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
- Hendon Mob Database