Many poker fans argued that John Cynn pulled a “slow roll” on his last hand during the
Even his opponent, Tony Miles, was heard on a microphone calling the move out when Cynn was announced the winner at the Rio All-SuiteHotel & Casino on Sunday, according to For The Win
Miles issued an apology on his Twitter account
on Monday and posted screenshots of a lengthy letter addressing the situation.
“I had a brief moment of weakness and lost my composure. I am a very emotional person. I LOVE this game with everything in me. I’m literally crying like a baby right now just writing this,” Miles wrote. “I know it’s hard for people to understand the pressure of this situation and that is no excuse for what I said to John following the hand. In retrospect, I do not believe in any way that it was a ‘slow roll.’”
Many fans argued whether or not he actually slow rolled on his final hand.
There are others who stood by Cynn’s side and defended the champion by saying he did not slow roll.
Cynn and Miles endured a marathon, playing against each other for 10 hours.