One of just four Americans at the 2014 WSOP November Nine Tonking is already guaranteed by far his biggest accomplishment in poker.
Before this event the Flemington, New Jersey, native had just $93,306 in live tournament earnings composed mainly of small events in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
Tonking graduated from the University of South Carolina, and describes himself as a die-hard Mets, Knicks, Cowboys, and South Carolina football fan.
Tonking has cashed three times in smaller WSOP events, including once this year in the $1,500 Mixed Max event for just under $4,000.
To put that in perspective, he's already guaranteed over $730,000 for making this WSOP Main Event final table.
Tonking plays online poker under the screen-names WillTonk21 and amazin_mets.
Click here to read PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2014 WSOP Main Event to find out how Tonking made it this far.
- Nationality: USA
- Age: 27
- Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey
- Online Nickname: WillTonk21/amazin_mets on WSOP.com NJ
- Career Live/Online Earnings: $93,306/$95,324
- Biggest Previous Live Cash: $28,000 (5th in a $2,500 No-Limit event at the Sands Bethlehem Deepstack Extravaganza)
- Twitter Handle: @willtonk21