The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table is set, and it is a truly stacked field. After days of long tiring grind, the top nine have come a long way and will now eye the top position and the $12,100,000 up top.
And mind you, these final nine aren’t just ordinary any more. They have surpassed a record-breaking entry field of over 10,000 to reach the GT, which itself is a dream for many. Talking about the dream, living the grand WSOP dream final tablist, Steven Jones. Coming to the table with the second-highest stack, Jones is seeking his first-ever WSOP bracelet seeker, and to make a name for himself on the biggest stage in poker.
Let’s have a look at Jones’ story.
Steven Jones is a 35-year-old American poker player. Besides poker, he is also a real estate broker currently residing in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jones told PokerNews that the WSOP Main Event had been his childhood dream. “There’s nothing that is going to beat this, I don’t think. This has been a life goal of mine since I was a kid. It really hasn’t sunk in yet all the way but I’m going to try to be present in the moment and enjoy every second,” he said.
Steven Jones first ever recorded live poker cash is from WSOP in 2016. He has a long and impressive poker resume to flaunt with multiple cashes at local Las Vegas poker series as well as WPT and Irish Open among others. He has three titles to his name, including Bally’s Las Vegas Main Event Mania Omaha 8 or Better in 2020, and 2022 Talking Stick Resort Recurring Tournament No Limit Hold’em Tuesday Night and Weekend Tournament in May 2022.
He has amassed a total of $245,346 in live tournament earnings with the best being $57,425. His WSOP 2023 Main Event cash will be the best cash of his career, irrespective of the place since all nine final tablists have guaranteed a min-cash of $900,000. In fact, whatever he earns at this event will be much more than his total live earnings so far.
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As mentioned above, Jones’ first ever recorded live poker cash is from WSOP in 2016. He has a total of 26 cashes at the WSOP, accounting to a total earnings of $157,051. The closest he has ever come to winning a bracelet was in 2021 at the Tag Team event, wherein he finished eighth for $5,557.
At the current WSOP season, he has already claimed four cashes, three from live bracelet events and one from an online bracelet event. His WSOP 2023 Main Event cash will be his fifth cash this season. Besides it will also be his first cash at a WSOP Main Event.
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