Steven Jones Leads in the 2023 WSOP Main Event with Just Three Players Left

We are closer to discovering who the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion will be, as only three players remain vying for the top spot in Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship.

Day 9 of the Main Event witnessed the final table reducing from nine to three participants, each of whom is now guaranteed a substantial payout of $4,000,000. The prize pool escalates dramatically from here, with the runner-up set to take home $6,500,000 and the eventual champion bagging a record-breaking $12,100,000.

Steven Jones (238,000,000), Daniel Weinman (199,000,000), and Adam Walton (165,500,000) are the remaining contenders for the esteemed title of the poker world champion, a title they will hold for the coming year. For a detailed account of the Main Event final table proceedings, check out our dedicated WSOP Main Event recap.

Rank Player Chip Count Country
1 Steven Jones 238,000,000 USA
2 Daniel Weinman 199,000,000 USA
3 Adam Walton 165,500,000 USA

$10K No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Championship Extended for an Additional Day

Event #90: $10,000 6-handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship was initially set to conclude on July 16. However, with four players remaining in the running for the top prize of $1,057,663, tournament staff decided to call it a day, setting the stage for an unscheduled Day 4.

Each of the remaining contenders has achieved significant milestones in their poker careers, making the potential for any of them to become a two-time champion on July 17 a thrilling prospect. Frenchman Alexandre Reard leads the pack, who, with 18,450,000 chips, holds almost three times the amount of Stephen Chidwick’s 6,950,000. Also in contention are AJ Kelsall (4,500,000) and Justin Liberto (3,100,000). Reard is the clear frontrunner heading into Day 4 with more chips than his three competitors combined.

August Leads the Final 18 in $3K H.O.R.S.E. into Day 2

In Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., Leonard August, holding 1,926,000 chips, leads the remaining 18 players into the final day. He’s currently on track to win his first gold WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $208,460. While August is in the lead, the talent-packed field of contenders implies his victory is far from guaranteed.

The top ten players overnight include notables such as Nick Guagenti (1,700,000), Calvin Anderson (1,388,000), Todd Brunson (1,285,000), Barbara Enright (1,040,000), Kevin Gerhart (966,000), and Chad Eveslage (785,000). These 18 players will return to their seats at 1:00 p.m. local time on July 17.

$1K No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Draws a Crowd of 1,710

Despite the 2023 World Series of Poker nearing its conclusion, Event #92: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout attracted a healthy field of 1,710 players. This resulted in a prize pool of $1,521,900.

At the end of 17 levels, Ian Steinman, with 883,000 chips, bagged the largest stack among the 124 remaining players, bolstering his prospects of becoming a two-time WSOP champion. Dylan Wilkerson ended Day 1 with the second-largest chip stack of 691,000, closely followed by Russia’s Nikolai Tulin with 646,000. Bin Weng, who secured a $2,227,054 cash just a few days ago, finished fifth place with 611,000.

Notable players advancing to the next phase of the event include Vanessa Kade (511,000), Tony Gregg (428,000), Mustapha Kanit (393,000), Benny Glaser (266,000), Jason DeWitt (144,000), and Phil Laak (122,000).

Ermin Takes the Lead in $10K Short Deck Championship Day 1

Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship attracted a compact yet star-studded field on Day 1. Out of the 84 initial entrants, only 31 made it through to Day 2. Russia’s Ivan Ermin finished the day with the largest stack of 411,000.

Several players from Asia, where Short Deck is particularly popular, finished the day with substantial stacks. Japanese players Nobuaki Sasaki (378,300) and Shota Nakanishi (336,300) occupy top spots, while John Juanda (240,900) from Indonesia and China’s Dong Chen (238,800) also finished in the top ten.

Other noteworthy players to watch on Day 2 include Dario Sammartino (217,900), Chris Brewer (213,700), Danny Tang (162,000), Sam Soverel (157,000), Mikita Badziakouski (137,200), Brian Rast (128,900), and Adam Friedman (43,000) being the short stack of the tournament.

What to Expect on Day 49 of the 2023 WSOP

Day 49 promises to be a monumental day as the new world champion of poker will be crowned. With only three players left in Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship, anticipation is high for the final battle on July 17.

Other tournaments set to award their bracelets include Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship, Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., and Event #92: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout.

We will also bring updates from Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship. Additionally, Event #94: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed) will get underway, marking the penultimate tournament of this record-breaking series. Stay tuned for all the exciting updates!