If, a few decades back, we’d have told you that one of the most-watched sports on the TV is poker, you’d have looked at us like we’d lost our minds. Sure, a poker game now and then has always been popular, but to be viewed by millions of people all over the globe? Surely not? Well, that’s exactly what has happened, particularly when it comes to the WSOP, or the World Series of Poker as it is sometimes known. Over the course of the last several years, this tournament has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most watched tournaments in the entire world. Recently we saw the WSOP 2018 tournament, but who had the most winning poker hands in order to claim victory? Well, that’s what we’re going to find out, as we now look at a brief summary of the WSOP 2018 tournament.
What is the WSOP? – Before we can start talking about winning poker hands, Texas holdem poker hands, and who was fortunate enough to win this year, we’ll first take a quick look at a brief history of the WSOP. The WSOP is comprised of a series of poker tournaments which are held annually in Nevada. The tournament can be traced back to 1970, where 7 of the world’s most renowned poker players were invited to the Horseshoe Casino to participate in a single poker game tournament. Today, winners receive a prestigious WSOP bracelet, as well as a substantial cash prize, which is determined based upon the buy-in amounts, as well as the number of entrants. The main-event is a $10,000 no-limit Texas Holdem game, which many consider to be the most popular and nerve-wracking game in poker history. WSOP 2018 summary – So, now it’s time for us to look at who had the most winning poker hands, who had the most exciting Texas Holdem poker hands, and whether there were any shocks at the tournament, as we give you a brief summary of the 2018 World Series of Poker. There are obviously far too many games for us to cover in great detail, so instead we’ll focus on the big money as we look at the main event. The main event got started on the 2nd of July, whereas the final table began on the 12th of July, and lasted three days, with the eventual winner being crowned on the 14th of July. The winner was John Cynn, who, when heads up with Tony Miles, defeated him and scooped an astonishing $8.8 Million. Cynn played an entire 10 days of poker games, and through sheer steely determination, he was able to turn his $10,000 buy-in amount into one of the biggest prizes in the history of the tournament. What’s even remarkable is the fact that he overcame the odds and defeated 7,874 other players. The battle between the two went on for 10 ½ hours and was considered by many to be one of the most exciting heads-up battles in poker game history.