Poker pro Daniel Weinman has hit the jackpot! The Georgia-native took down the record-breaking $12.1m top prize in the WSOP Main Event 2023!


    Weinmann saw off a field of over 10,000 other players to land this record win and write himself into the record books.

    The final day’s action followed an exciting tournament which saw many of the top players eliminated early on.

    Here’s how the action at the felt all unfolded in Las Vegas!

    How The 2023 WSOP Main Event Concluded

    You may recall that last week, we brought you our WSOP Main Event report up to Day 6.

    Subsequently, Days 7 & 8 of the tournament would be hugely entertaining and exciting.

    Let’s now take a look at how Days 7 to 9 unfolded ahead of the final day’s action and Weinmann’s crowning as the new WSOP Main Event Champion.

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    WSOP Main Event – Day 7 Round Up

    Day 7 proved to be a pivotal day in the tournament. Ostensibly because the field was drastically cut down from 149 players to just 15 moving forward into Day 8.

    Of those 15, there are two WSOP bracelet winners in that group, Jan-Peter Jachtmann of Germany and Daniel Weinman from Georgia.

    Four British players remain in the event including Toby Lewis, Dean Hutchison, Sachin Joshi and Jack O’Neill. Andrew Hulme though was eliminated in 18th place.

    Juan Maceiras will head into Day 8 as the comfortable chip leader with 108,000,000 chips compared to second ranked Adam Walton on 75,475,000.

    Jachtmann sits in third with 70,775,000 chips.

    WSOP Main Event – Day 8 Round Up

    Just six hours was needed to decide the final 9 players that would contest the final table at the WSOP Main Event 2023.

    With six players to be eliminated from the 15 remaining, it could have been a slow day for action. That wasn’t the case however as Jack O’Neill was eliminated after just a couple of minutes of the start of action.

    Josh Payne was next to go in a real cooler hand which saw his pocket kings called by Jose Aguilera with pocket queens and Daniel Weinman’s pocket jacks.

    The flop came down Ace, Seven Four, and with Payne looking to treble up, he was hit hard as Weinman landed a jack on the turn to claim the huge pot and send Payne out of the tournament.

    Sachin Joshi and Cong Pham were the next two players to depart the tournament, all before the first break of the day.

    Alec Torelli was the next player out in 11th spot, his first tournament cash since 2016. Then we saw the longest session of play as the 10 players battled it out to be one of the 9 at the Final Table.

    In the end, it was Jose Aguilera who went out, leaving just nine players to contest the final table.

    Adam Walton holds the most chips with 143,800,000 followed by Steven Jones on 90,300,000 and Daniel Weinman on 81,700,000.

    Toby Lewis is shortest stack with 19,800,000, just 17 big blinds, remaining.

    WSOP Main Event – Final Table – Day 9 Round Up

    In what was a surprisingly short Day 9, we saw the final table whittled down to just three players from the nine that started.

    And all three players are based in the United States.

    After a relatively slow start, the action heated up on the 43rd hand of the day when Daniel Holzner was eliminated.

    This started a mini-avalanche of players heading out of the tournament in a short space of time.

    Two hands later, the former chip leader from Day 7, Juan Maceiras was eliminated by British pro Tom Lewis.

    However, Lewis still lagged behind in chips and the British star was the next to head out of the tournament when he lost to pocket tens despite holding King Jack.

    Then just ahead of the second break, Scotsman Dean Hutchison bit the dust. The Scot had had a small stack all day and his pocket fives were bettered by Jan-Peter Jachtmann’s pocket sevens.

    By the second break, nine players had become five, with just two more eliminations required to reach the Day 10 line up.

    Next out was Ukranian Ruslan Prydryk, who was also taken out by Jachtman.

    However, the German’s luck would run out when he went All-In with King Queen against Adam Walton, who held pocket aces.

    That left Walton (165,500,000 chips) along with Steven Jones (238,000,000 chips) and Daniel Weinmann (199,000,000 chips) to contest Day 10.

    And with it a shot at the record-setting $12.1m top prize.

    Day 9 Finishers

    • 4. Jan-Peter Jachtmann (Germany) – $3m
    • 5. Ruslan Prydryk (Ukraine) – $2.4m,
    • 6. Dean Hutchison (Scotland) – $1,850,000
    • 7. Toby Lewis (UK) – $1,425,000
    • 8. Juan Maceiras (Spain) – $1,125,000
    • 9. Daniel Holzner (Italy) – $900,000

    WSOP Main Event – Day 10 Round Up

    Day 10 lasted a shorter amount of time than many people expected as Steven Jones, Daniel Weinman and Adam Walton returned to battle it out.

    With the three players having deep stacks, it appeared Day 10 could run and run. But it did not take too long after Walton holding pocket eights, was snap called by Weinmann who had a pair of red aces.

    Walton could not find an eight to improve and was eliminated in third.

    The final two faced off for several hands before Steven Jones decided to go all-in with a Jack Eight, which was called by Weinman with a King Jack.

    Jones could not hit an eight and Weinman erupted in delight at the rail as he became $12.1m richer.

    Day 10 Finishers

    1. Daniel Weinman (US) – $12,100,000
    2. Steven Jones (US) – $6,500,000
    3. Adam Walton (US) – $4,000,000

    16 Years Of WSOP Grinding Pays Off

    Weinman had played in the WSOP for 16 years, winning one bracelet, before his huge win. Furthermore, his run of poor performances had led to him considering giving the WSOP a miss this year.

    “I was honestly on the fence about even coming back and playing,”

    stated Weinman to reporters after his win.

    “To win this Main Event, it doesn’t feel real. I mean, [there is] so much luck in a poker tournament. I thought I played very well, but so many hands [were] incredibly lucky for the situations to arise.”

    Weinman concluded.

    “Final tables can go so many different ways. You need some cards to get chips, there were a lot of good players left with a lot more tournament experience than me. Bit when we got down to three, I did feel like I was the best player of the three. And a couple of good hands at the right time; it all came together.”

    Weinman’s $12.1m dollar win eclipses the previous $12m win by Jamie Gold in 2006.

    And there are already plenty of poker punters ready to state that the 2024 WSOP Main Event could be even bigger.

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