WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Alex Lynskey

Alex Lynskey

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Alex Lynskey WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile

Chip Count:25,925,000 (5/9)
Hometown:Melbourne, Australia

“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.”

Those words haven’t echoed at the Amazon Room's ESPN Main Event Final Table Stage since Joe Hachem took down the World Series of Poker Main Event back in 2005. On the final table of the 2018 WSOP Main Event, they may be heard against as Alex Lynskey has become the first Australian to make it to the final nine since Hachem.

“Mostly relieved, I’m absolutely exhausted.”

Prior to his deep run, Lynskey had $1,769,666 in live tournament earnings, including a prior best of $426,663 for finishing second to Joseph Rojas in the 2017 WSOP Event #23: $2,620 Marathon. Other highlights on his poker resumé include a fourth place in the 2016 Aussie Millions for $311,530, winning the 2016 Australasian Poker Challenge Sydney for $165,308, and placing sixth in the 2015 World Poker Tour Choctaw for $135,504.

“[I'm] mostly relieved, I’m absolutely exhausted,” Lynskey said after making the final table. “I’d like a day off, but it is what it is. It was a bad last level, but I’m still sitting alright.”

Lynskey had quite the rail cheering him on including girlfriend and fellow poker player Angelina Rich. In 2015, Lynskey and Rich rented an RV and traveled across the United States, which is when he final tabled the aforementioned WPT event.


DayEnd-of-Day Chip CountRank


Early on Day 7, Lynskey dispatched Eric Frohlich in a cooler hand. Lynskey four-bet with kings and Froelich, who had queens, five-bet all in. Lynskey called and held as the board ran out nine high.

“I’d like a day off, but it is what it is. It was a bad last level, but I’m still sitting alright.”

In another hand, which was blind on blind, Michael Dyer limped the small blind, and Lynskey checked his option. Lynskey called a bet on the ten-high flop and then another when a king appeared on the turn. Dyer fired a third barrel on the jack river, and Lynskey called with ten-eight for a pair of tens. It was good as he’d picked off Dyer’s bluff with four-three.


Lynskey is one of the more experienced players remaining as he has some final tables under his belt. He’s got the short stacks to his right and bigger stacks to his left, so his position isn’t the greatest. However, with a 43-big-blind stack expect him to play patient and pick his spots carefully.

Alex Lynskey

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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