The 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event became the largest WSOP Main Event in history with 10,043 entries, and with it comes a record-setting first-place prize of $12,100,000 to the winner. The 2023 WSOP Main Event final table is set to play out across two days on Sunday, July 16, and Monday, July 17, with livestream coverage on PokerGO.
This article takes a look at the players to reach the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table. The final table players are listed by seat starting with Seat 1 and working around the table, and their chip counts are included. Everyone reaching the final table has secured a $900,000 payday. The top eight players will cash for seven figures and they're all chasing the record $12,100,000 top prize.
This real estate broker is one of the part-time players remaining in the field. A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Arizona State University. He may not be the most experienced player at the final table, but brings in a few nice cashes. The best of those came in the 2018 Colossus, where he finished ninth for $57,425. He also took 29th in the Millionaire Maker in 2021 for $23,435.
Originally from Flint, Michigan, the 35-year-old has been playing poker since his mother taught him the game at a young age. As a teenager, he began playing in home games with friends. When not playing poker or selling homes, the golf course offers Jones another competitive outlet. He also enjoys cheering for the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Lions. The deeper Jones ran to the final table, the more comfortable he felt in such a big moment as he enters the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table with 90,300,000 in chips.
This poker pro originally from Spain now calls Caracas, Venezuela, home. He brings plenty of experience to the final table with almost $1.1 million in live tournament winnings. After playing the game for 20 years, Maceiras left the game behind for over four years before jumping back in the game, noting that “this is what I do best.” He has two children back in Spain and enjoys playing paddleball in his free time.
At the tables, Maceiras has found success on some big stages, so the bright lights of the WSOP Main Event final table shouldn’t be intimidating. His poker record includes a fifth-place finish in 2011 in the €10,400 in European Poker Tour Grand Final in Madrid, Spain, for $467,532. He also finished sixth in the EPT Warsaw Main Event in Poland in 2008 for $148,196. He'll enter the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table with 68,000,000 in chips.
Born in Meran, Italy, and now residing in Tscherms, 30-year-old Daniel Holzner is living a dream with his run to the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table where he takes 31,900,000 in chips.
Holzner said he received his WSOP Main Event buy-in as a gift for his 30th birthday, and it is his first time playing the event. He traveled to Las Vegas on June 20 to play some cash games before firing the WSOP Main Event. Holzner’s family joined him in Las Vegas on July 7, possibly with the same dream of what could come of a deep WSOP Main Event run. Now, Holzner’s family and friends will be cheering on their man on the biggest stage in poker.
Speaking of family, Holzner attended school to study economics with the goal of supporting the family’s apple farm business. The farm has been in the Holzner family for at least 300 years. Here among those watching Holzner at the final table are his dad, sister, and girlfriend.
On the felt, Holzner entered the WSOP Main Event with just $25,517 in career live tournament winnings, according to TheHendonMob.com. His previous biggest result is a 17th-place finish in a Concord Million VII tournament in Austria for €5,000 ($5,944). He'll enter the final table with 31,900,000 in chips.
This full-time poker player brings almost $1 million in live tournament winnings into the Main Event final table, along with the chip lead of 143,800,000 in chips. After majoring in teaching/kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University, the 40-year-old left a normal career behind for poker in 2003. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Walton now lives in Henderson, Nevada, and had quite a rail of supporters when play reached two tables.
This isn’t Walton’s first big run in the Main Event. In 2021, he also finished 42nd for $163,900 before busting out on his birthday. His biggest tournament cash came in 2022 when he finished runner-up in a $3,000 event at the WPT World Championship for $283,072 at Wynn Las Vegas. A win also came his way in 2021, with Walton taking down a $1,000 UltimateStack in the Venetian’s DeepStack Extravaganza for $106,901.
The 2023 Main Event marks only the second WSOP cash for Ruslan Prydryk, who is originally from Lugansk, Ukraine, and now living in the country of Georgia. The 50-year-old part-time poker player has been playing for several years and has almost $462,000 in live tournament winnings. Prydryk’s biggest finish came in 2009 in the EPT Warsaw Main Event in Poland, where he finished fifth for $104,967. He also grabbed eighth in the €5,300 EPT Main Event in 2011 for $90,918.
The married father has one daughter who will now be able to watch him battle at the final table. In previous deep runs, she was too young to take in the action. Other family members are also flying in to cheer him on as well. When not playing poker or working as a businessman, Prydryk enjoys playing soccer and tennis. With a nice returning stack, he’ll now have a chance to make the biggest tournament score of his life even more special. He'll enter the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table with 50,700,000 in chips.
The Scottish poker pro has won more than $723,000 in live poker tournaments, according to The Hendon Mob, with more than $129,000 coming at the WSOP. Hutchison has now doubled his lifetime earnings and will be looking to become the fifth consecutive European to win the WSOP Main Event. He'll enter the final table with 41,700,000 in chips.
This is Hutchison’s fifth WSOP cash of the series, and 18th WSOP cash overall, with his best result being a deep run in the 2020 WSOP Online $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER. Hutchison has carved his skills in Europe, where he won the 2014 UKIPT Edinburgh £1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event for £93,900 after defeating Liv Boeree heads-up. If Hutchison is able to reach heads-up play in the WSOP Main Event, he will rocket up to the top of the Scotland All-Time Money List, surpassing fellow poker pro Niall Farrell who currently sits with $6,690,634 in winnings.
Likely the biggest name to reach the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table, Toby Lewis brings 19,800,000 in chips to the final nine. He’s been a poker player for quite some time and came into the 2023 WSOP Main Event as the No. 8 player on England’s all-time money list, although that is very much subject to change.
Hitting a seven-figure score in the 2023 WSOP Main Event wouldn’t be the first time Lewis has cashed for seven figures in a poker tournament. He won the 2018 Aussie Millions for A$1,458,198 ($1,178,513) and took third in the 2021 Wynn Millions Summer Classic Main Event for $1,235,204. Lewis is a European Poker Tour champion, winning EPT Vilamoura in 2010 for €467,836 ($594,568).
Prior to his run in the 2023 WSOP Main Event, Lewis had a little more than $8,200,000 in career live tournament winnings, according to TheHendonMob.com.
Originally from the UK, Lewis now calls Las Vegas home, where the 33-year-old lives with his girlfriend and dog. He enjoys plenty of golf and is a self-proclaimed “nerd” when it comes to sports.
A longtime poker player out of Atlanta, Georgia, Daniel Weinman is one of the most experienced players to reach the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table. Weinman is a WSOP gold bracelet winner, World Poker Tour champion, and WPT Tournament of Champions winner who entered this event with more than $3,700,000 in career live tournament earnings, according to TheHendonMob.com. He is also the winner of the WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event in 2015 for $280,260.
Weinman is a little bit less in the poker world these days as a player due to spending more time as the founder and software engineer for RF Labs. RF Labs is a startup tech company looking to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Right now, the emphasis for RF Labs is live gaming, and a core product of the company’s is reinvented livestream equipment.
Weinman is quite the golfer and the one credited with creating the “Fantasyland” variation of open-face Chinese poker. He comes into the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table with 81,700,000 in chips.
Another part-time player to make this final table, Jachtmann, hails from Hamburg, Germany, and works at a marketing agency when not betting and bluffing at the poker table. The 55-year-old brings a hefty poker record into the final table with $1.9 million in live tournament winnings, including more than $900,000 at the WSOP. he’s been playing poker since 1995 and has one gold bracelet after taking down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship in 2012 for $661,000.
In 2011, Jachtmann also scored a deep run in the €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event. That tournament brought an 11th-place finish for $66,466 and now has an even bigger Main Event run in Las Vegas. The father of a 6-year-old son, Jachtmann has a degree in economics from the University of Hamburg. He enjoys playing soccer and also runs his own poker news site back in Germany. Jachtmann’s first bracelet was stolen from his home shortly after winning it in 2012. He always wanted to replace it with another one and now has that chance on the game’s biggest stage. He'll heads into the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table with 74,600,000 in chips.
With a field of 10,043 entries, the 2023 WSOP Main Event generated a prize pool of $93,399,900. It's the first year in poker history that the WSOP Main Event prize pool topped $90,000,000.
The top 1,507 places were slated to finish the money, but due to three players busting out during hand-for-hand play with 1,508 players remaining, 1,508 players officially cashed. Peter Nigh, Yueqi Wang, and Jeppe Bisgaard were the three players who split the $30,000 from the original first two spots, taking home $10,000 each.
WSOP 2023 Main Event Final Table Payouts
The 2023 WSOP Main Event final table starts on Sunday, July 16. The final table is planned to be played in two parts. On Sunday, July 16, the plan is to play from nine players down to the final four. Those final four players will then return on Monday, July 17, to play down to a world champion. PokerGO.com will have the WSOP Main Event livestream available to watch.
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