Tony Miles, who completed runner-up within the 2018 World Series of Poker most important occasion for $5 million, made his second look on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Monday evening in an effort to gather on a prop guess with fellow poker professional Shaun Deeb.
Miles had an opportunity to win huge from Deeb if he accomplished the difficult impediment course inside a three-year window. The Orlando, Florida resident obtained 25:1 on his $5,000 guess for the primary yr, 20:1 on the second, and 15:1 on the third, that means he was operating for $75,000 on the 2021 Tacoma, Washington qualifier.
Miles was capable of make it on the present in 2019, which in itself was no simple process with upwards of 100,000 purposes every year. He accomplished the primary two of six challenges earlier than falling on a steadiness impediment referred to as Block Run. The pandemic derailed any probabilities of operating in 2020, and Miles needed to overcome torn ligaments in his shoulder to get again on the present this season.
Despite his accidents, Miles was capable of make it a lot additional this time round. He made it by means of the primary 4 obstacles, ultimately hitting the water on a problem referred to as Pretzel Twist.
Even although he didn’t end the course, Miles was capable of make it “far enough, fast enough” to position twenty ninth, making the highest 30 and advancing to the subsequent spherical. If he will get by means of that, he’ll be invited to compete within the season 13 finals in Las Vegas. The semifinals will air in August.
The 35-year-old’s run was featured because the no. 1 second of the episode by host Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, becoming a member of co-host Matt Iseman in “making it rain” with Miles “lost” $75,000.
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