After the three-handed play between Steven Jones, Daniel Weinman and Adam Walton ended within two hours of play, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023 Main Event crowned a new winner in Weinman. This poker player from Atlanta shipped the prestigious title for $12.1 Million.
Weinman who only cashed once in a WSOP ME, must have been destined to take down the coveted title as on Day 8 he miraculously hit that two outer to survive ahead. It would be hard to believe that Weinman was not sure of playing the WSOP 2023 further when he took a break in between.
The Georgia native said, “I was honestly on the fence about even coming back and playing this tournament.”
The 35-year-old secured this mind-boggling win after 164 hands in the final table. The player was ecstatic and had some of the best players from the poker circuit as his rail.
Daniel Weinman reacts on his WSOP 2023 win
Play on Day 10 ended within three hours with heads-up clash between Weinman and Steven Jones lasting only for a brief period. This three-handed play was the shortest as reported by PokerNews, and Weinman nicely wrapped up things to emerge victorious for $12.1 Million which is now his best live cash ever.
Weinman was quoted saying, “I’ve always kind of felt that poker was kind of going in a dying direction, but to see the numbers at the World Series this year has been incredible.”
“And to win this Main Event, it doesn’t feel real. I mean, (there’s) so much luck in a poker tournament. I thought I played very well, but so many hands that (I got) incredibly lucky for the situations to arise.”
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At Level 41, when blinds were 1,250,000/2,500,000, big blind ante 2,500,000, Steven Jones from the button position opened with 7,000,000 and Weinman called. The Georgia Institute of Technology graduate checked when he saw the flop of J♠ 5♠ 2 ♦ . Jones continued his barrage with 6,000,000. Weinman then did a check-raise to the tune of 18,500,000 and his rival matched.
Weinman threw in 38,000,000 when the turn brought 4♣. Jones tanked for under five minutes and then gave away a stack of 146,000,000. Weinman shot back by asking “how much” and then got out of his chair. He took around 25 seconds to call. When both players revealed their cards, Weinman leaped to his stronger than ever rail in anticipation of the river card.
The dealer finally got the drama to end by fanning out the river card as A of hearts. And with that it was game over for Jones and history was made by Weinman as the WSOP 2023 Main Event winner to grab the heftiest pay cheque in history.
I went to main stage to congratulate our new World Champion of Poker—well done @notontilt09!!—and welcome him to the Club. @JoshuaArieh says, “A true nice guy won it,” me: “I know that! I’m proud of you Dan. Unlike you Josh, he is the nicest guy!” Josh, “True!”’😂😂 #DWNiceLife pic.twitter.com/OIg0vmza7n
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) July 17, 2023
From company tourney to the main event
A worthy beloved champion of the people https://t.co/9ti8hgckiB
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 18, 2023
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1||Daniel Weinman||United States||$12,100,000|
|2||Steven Jones||United States||$6,500,000|
|3||Adam Walton||United States||$4,000,000|
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