WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Tony Miles

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Tony Miles

Brought to you by the WSOP-C Playground, hosted by Playground Poker Club and partypoker LIVE. The long-awaited return to Canada of the WSOP Circuit takes place from August 23rd to September 3rd and will not only feature an $1,100 Main Event with a huge $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool, but also other favorites such as the Colossus, Monster Stack, and High Roller.

Tony Miles WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile

Chip Count:42,750,000 (3/9)
Hometown:Jacksonville, Florida

An avid dancer and Seattle Seahawks fan, Tony Miles brought his infectious enthusiasm all the way from Jacksonville, Florida. He's been playing tournaments since August 2011 and had two modest scores this summer in The Colossus (for $2,358) and the Millionaire Maker (for $4,038). His career tournaments earnings will change dramatically now that Miles is guaranteed at least $1,000,000 for making the final table, which he'll enter with the third-biggest stack.

“It's critical, in life and at the poker table, that people are there to pick you up when you fall down."

"I got off to a pretty slow start," Miles said on Day 1. "But, as players know, this tournament is a marathon, not a sprint, and I'm not worried at all.”

Indeed, Miles had little reason to be worried. He consistently built his stack during the tournament and, along the way, has had a supportive rail that cheered him on.

“It's critical, in life and at the poker table, that people are there to pick you up when you fall down," Miles said. "Those are the most important people in the world to me. My mom, my dad, my brother, and all of my closest friends are here. Everybody that I love is here.”

Miles's rail closely watched the action on the outer tables. When Miles sat down in the Thunderdome, you'd better believe that they made a ruckus.

Coming into the unofficial final table last in chips, Miles never lost his composure and doubled up twice.

“There was never a rush," he said. "I take one hand at a time and do my best to stay at an elite level. I think that this final table is one of the toughest final tables that has ever been composed. There are a ton of sickos. It's going to be really competitive and really fun to watch."


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On Day 4, Miles competed on the ESPN Feature Table alongside David Kitai, a Belgian pro and a tough competitor.

Kitai raised to 35,000 under the gun. Miles three-bet to 115,000, Kitai shoved all-in for about 350,000, and Miles snap-called with two aces. Kitai's two queens couldn't catch up, and the bracelet winner from Belgium was eliminated. In the meantime, Miles bagged Day 4 with 2.358,000 in chips and kept up the pace all the way to the final table.


The plan for tonight and tomorrow, Miles said, is to sleep well, meditate, eat healthy, and come to Day 8 focused and ready to execute.

In previous days, Miles has been sporting a Seattle Seahawks jersey. There may be a wardrobe surprise in store for the final table.

“You're gonna see [the jersey of] an athlete that I respect on the field and off the field," Miles said. "I'm not sure which one it will be—and I am not going to reveal that at this time—but I'm really big on promoting athletes who are really good people off the field.”

Tony Miles

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Artem MetalidiUkraine15,475,00026
2John CynnUnited States37,075,00062
3Alex LynskeyAustralia25,925,00043
4Tony MilesUnited States42,750,00071
5Nicolas ManionUnited States112,775,000188
6Aram ZobianUnited States18,875,00031
7Michael DyerUnited States109,175,000182
8Joe CadaUnited States23,675,00039
9Antoine LabatFrance8,050,00013

There is 1:23:57 remaining in Level 36 (300,000/600,000, with a 100,000-ante).

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout


2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Stats

PlayerWSOP CashesWSOP BraceletsCareer EarningsBiggst CashGPI Ranking
Joe Cada333$10,779,041$8,546,435849th
Alex Lynskey140$1,769,666$426,663525th
Artem Metalidi250$2,131,437$350,806567th
John Cynn160$944,786$650,0003,926th
Antoine Labat20$194,789$52,84213,662nd
Aram Zobian100$110,444$47,0001,946th
Michael Dyer20$95,020$65,905179,657th
Tony Miles50$54,333$18,00016,766th
Nicolas Manion10$16,739$9,85032,585th
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