WSOP Champion Gets Long Apology From Tony Miles After Being Accused of ‘Slow Rolling’

Many poker fans argued that John Cynn pulled a “slow roll” on his last hand during the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event which earned him an $8.8 million cash prize.

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.

This year’s event was considered the second-largest field in the tournament’s history which generated a prize pool of $74,015,600.

Cynn and Miles endured a marathon, playing against each other for 10 hours.

Featured Image via YouTube / ESPN, Twitter / Storm253

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