WSOP Highlights for 2018

It was quite a summer for the WSOP. This post will cover some of the highlights of series.
Doyle Brunson Announces Retirement
84 year old Doyle Brunson announced his retirement during the WSOP. He’s played professionally for over 50 years. His legacy is enormous. He’s won the WSOP Main Event twice, collected ten bracelets. He’s been a major influence in the world of poker prior to Chris Moneymaker inspiring many people to play poker.
He stated his wife is ill and needs to take time to take care of her. Celebrations are in order for the legacy he left behind. I’m sure many poker players wish they could reach a part of that.

Justin Bonomo Becomes Poker’s Most Successful Player
Justin Bonomo has reached a milestone and is now the biggest moneymaker in poker history. This year he added $25 million on to his cash score card and the year isn’t over yet. Some stand out tourneys include the Superhigh Roller Bowl and the One Drop for Water.

The final tourneys of the 2018 WSOP are below.
Brian Hastings Wins H.O.R.S.E $3000 Event at the 2018 WSOP
Brian Hasting Won the H.O.R.S.E. $3000 buy-in event at the 2018 WSOP. He gets his fourth gold bracelet and $232,202 in cash for first place. He triumphed over 354 fellow players.
Legendary online, he once took home over $4 million in a single cash game. He’s managed to extend his streak to live poker games as well. His four bracelets proves this point. He has career earnings of $3,323,752 as of 7/18.
The H.O.R.S.E. event had many bracelet winners as well. These tournaments bring a lot of players who are well rounded in the world of poker. Dutch Boyd, Jeff Madsen, Andrew Brown, John Hennigan, Ben Yu where some other notable players who either cashed or were in the event.
The final results were:

Here is a look at the final table results.
Place Player Earnings
1 Brian Hastings $233,202
2 Andrew Brown $144,128
3 Tim Martsers $97,340
4 Jeff Madsen $67,121
5 Lee Markholt $47,275
6 Hye Park $34,027
7 Dutch Boyd $25,040
8 Bruno Fitoussi $18,849

Ben Yu Wins $50,000 2018 WSOP High Roller Event
Be Yu has won the $50,000 WSOP $50,000 buy-in high roller event. He has cashed a whopping 14 times at the 2018 WSOP and got three final tables. The icing on the cake was this event. He picked up his third gold bracelet and whopping $1,650,000. He triumphed over 128 players who created a prize pool of $6,144,000.
Yu has now passed the $5 million dollar mark in earnings with over $2.5 million in this years WSOP. He won nearly $900,000 in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Event. It’s amazing that so much could happen in such a short time moneywise. He’s 32 and from Ohio.
With a high buy-in like this many of today’s top poker players were in the event like Jack Schindler, John Racener, Nick Petrangelo among others.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings
1 Ben Yu $1,650,773
2 Sean Winter $1,020,253
3 Nick Petrangelo $720,103
4 Isaac Haxton $518,882
5 Igor Kurganov $381,874
6 Manig Loeser $287,174
7 John Racener $220,777
8 Jake Schindler $173,604

Joe Cada Wins $1500 Closer Event at 2018 WSOP
Having a great summer, Joe Cada has won the $1500 Closer event at the WSOP. The win brings his bracelet total to four. This was a massive event with 3,120 players who created huge prize pool. Cada took home $612,886 for the win and a gold bracelet.
He also made final table at the WSOP and bagged over $2 million there. He is one of two double bracelet winners for the 2018 WSOP along with Shaun Deeb.
His total earnings are now nearly $14 million dollars.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Joe Cada $612,886
2 Paawan Bansal $378,765
3 Jeffrey Tanouye $278,774
4 Richard Ali $206,813
5 Eric Afriat $154,660
6 Richard Cox $116,595
7 James Poper $88,615
8 Brayden Gazlay $67,904
9 Joshua Turner $52,465

John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event
 

 
In 2016, John Cynn finished 11th in the WSOP Main event. Well, he finally took down the WSOP 2018 Main Event and took home a gold bracelet and $8.8 million dollars. The largest cash of his career. Amazing comeback from his previous attempt. It would be cool to see if he could pull down another win in the future.
The win brings his career earnings to nearly $10 million dollars. Most of it came from this event.
This is a much written about event. I will probably do another post just covering some of the highlights of the event itself.
To make a long story short, John Cynn and Tony Miles were heads up. It was a very long tournament with both players grinding at 5am. Miles tried to bluff with 8 and queen but lost to a hardcore three of a kind king hand from Cynn. Miles tried to blame fatigued on the loss but hey he took home $5 million.
In the interview both players look and sound pretty tired. They did play for over 12 hours. I guess it’s to be expected.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings
1 John Cynn $8,800,000
2 Tony Miles $5,000,000
3 Michael Dyer $3,750,000
4 Nicolas Manion $2,825,000
5 Joe Cada $2,150,000
6 Aram Zobian $1,800,000
7 Alex Lynskey $1,500,000
8 Artem Metalidi $1,250,000
9 Antoine Labat $1,000,000

Justin Bonomo Wins One Drop For One Million at the 2018 WSOP
Boy wonder, Justin Bonomo, the star and cash leader at the WSOP, added another notch on his belt with the One Drop for Water event. He won and took home the $10,000,000 top prize along with a bracelet.
German boy wonder, Fedor Holz took second for $6 million.
Bonomo’s earnings are now around $43 million dollars with Holz’ at $33 million. Bonomo is now first in cash earnings. Negreanu needs a wake up call. Hello?
It’s Bonomo’s third gold bracelet. And if you can believe it, for 2018 Bonomo has won over $25 million dollars in tournaments. It’s really a historic event. Dan Colman is the other player who won over $22 in 2014.
He stated staying as focused as possible paid off.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings
1 Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3 Dan Smith $4,000,000
4 Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5 Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

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