History unfolds as nine poker hopefuls seek victory at the record-breaking 54th WSOP World Championship inside Horseshoe Las Vegas
Following eight days of unimaginable highs and devastating lows, the stage has been set for the final table at the record-breaking 54th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. A moment 17 years in the making, Adam Walton, Steven Jones, Daniel Weinman, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Juan Maceiras, Ruslan Prydryk, Dean Hutchison, Daniel Holzner and Toby Lewis are now positioned to make poker history by claiming victory over the largest Main Event field ever of 10,043 competitors and holding the title of undisputed 2023 WSOP World Champion.
On Sunday, July 16, nine players will take to the “Mothership” stage inside the Horseshoe Events Center for the final showdown in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship event. The first-place winner will take home $12,100,000 in prize money and the newly designed WSOP Main Event bracelet.
Considered to be the most valuable trophy in all of sports, the 2023 WSOP Main Event bracelet, features approximately 500 grams of 10-karat yellow gold, 2,352 various precious gemstones, including 42 carats of round genuine diamonds, 425 black and red stones to accentuate the suits and a removable golden poker chip that sits in the center of the bracelet.
2023 WSOP Main Event Final Ten Chip Counts:
Adam Walton (United States) – 143,800,000 Chips
A professional poker player from Seattle, Wash., Adam Walton has found success in smaller tournaments with several wins. No stranger to the WSOP, he has 19 career cashes including a 42nd-place finish in the 2021 Main Event. So far this year, Walton has cashed twice at the WSOP, placing 358th in Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack and Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout.
Steven Jones (United States) – 90,300,000 Chips
Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Steven Jones entered the WSOP Main Event with $245,536 in live tournament winnings. Now, with nine players remaining, Jones is guaranteed more than three times his lifetime earnings with a prize of $900,000 or more. Jones’ deepest run in the WSOP was in 2019, placing second in the WSOPC $400 Double Stack.
Daniel Weinman (United States) – 81,700,000 Chips
With more than $3.7 million in career earnings, Daniel Weinman is one of two WSOP bracelet holders at the Final Table. As a regular international winner, the Atlanta, Ga. native has won tournaments in Spain and Australia and finished first in the 2015 WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event domestically.
Jan-Peter Jachtmann (Hamburg, Germany) – 74,600,000 Chips
Jan-Peter Jachtmann is a semi-professional poker player and marketing CEO who is one of two WSOP gold bracelet holders in the Main Event. In 2012, Jachtmann took home his first WSOP bracelet after winning the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event, earning himself the moniker “Mr. Omaha.”
Juan Maceiras (La Coruna, Spain) – 68,000,000 Chips
Following seven years of tough finishes, high-stakes poker pro Juan Maceiras is making moves at the 2023 World Series of Poker and entered the seventh day of Main Event play as the chip leader. So far in his 2023 WSOP run, Maceiras cashed in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker event. The Spaniard boasts a total of $1,010,607 in lifetime live poker earnings.
Ruslan Prydryk (Ukraine) – 50,700,000 Chips
With four wins in European tournaments, Ukrainian poker pro Ruslan Prydryk now sits at the Final Table at the 2023 Main Event, seeking to claim his first victory in the United States. Before this year’s Main Event, Prydryk’s only cash under the WSOP umbrella was in 2011, where he finished in 79th place in the 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event.
Dean Hutchison (Glasgow, Scotland) – 41,700,00031, Chips
Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Dean Hutchison is one of two finalists from the United Kingdom. He comes into the tournament after winning the $1,100 online Mega Satellite and boasts career total of $721,376 in live poker earnings. So far, he has cashed in four events in this summer’s WSOP.
Daniel Holzner (Italy) – 31,900,000 Chips
After some success in European tournaments, Daniel Holzner is making an impressive United States appearance as he enters the Final Table at the WSOP. Holzner currently has $25,517 in total live poker earnings. This will be Holzner’s first-ever WSOP cash with a guaranteed prize of at least $900,000.
Toby Lewis (United Kingdom) – 19,800,000 Chips
A pro both online and on the felt, British multi-table specialist Toby Lewis is best known for his success in international poker tournaments, earning victories in multiple high-profile events. Lewis has already cashed in two online WSOP events this year and has netted $8,213,476 in live poker winnings.
About World Series of Poker
Part of Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Digital operations, the World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.63 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize.
Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.
In 2022, the event attracted 197,626 entrants from over 100 different countries to the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas and awarded more than $347 million in prize money.
In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015.
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