The Day 8 of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023 Main Event (ME) came to an end with the final three players surviving the bloodbath to inch closer to the ultimate poker title there is to win. Yes, folks, we are talking about the coveted ME title and bracelet. The record-breaking ME had over 10K entries and now final three players are set to battle it out on Day 9.
The three players are all from the United States, making it an all American 3-handed play between Steven Jones, Daniel Weinman and Adam Walton. Jones is leading in chip counts and second is Weinman. Walton was chip lead when the final table was set.
L-R: Steven Jones, Daniel Weinman and Adam Walton
As per a news report by PokerNews, there was an “USA, USA, USA,” chant when time came for bagging and tagging. Jones, who enters Day 9 as chip lead said, “It feels amazing. Everything came into plan as I wanted to do it today. Worked out really well, picked up some big hands at some key spots.”
Walton had a rocky journey from the final table till the final three were set. He said, “I mean, frustrated? No, Obviously, I was wishing for something better. But like, this is obviously, like such a fun time. Everybody’s here. Yeah, Not. Not especially by the end.”
Weinman, who looked pretty relaxed thank to some golfing he did a day prior said, “The day today couldn’t have gotten much better.”
This American player, who’s best WSOP ME score was his 173rd finish further added, “I thought I had a lot of big hands early, made some chips, didn’t really get put to too many tough decisions, which was fortunate because there were a couple of spots where Adam really could have put me in the blender and kind of got fortunate that he gave up on a couple of hands, kind of just had the cards.”
“Don’t really think I did anything too special. Just played really solid poker, made a few hands at the right time and am looking forward to a battle tomorrow.”
Talking about the elimination on Day 8, the first final table casualty was apple tree farmer, Daniel Holzner. He was kicked out by Day 9 chip lead Steven Jones. Next to fall was Juan Maceiras. He was the Day 7 chip leader who had a dry run on Day 8. Maceiras’ king-nine crashed into Toby Lewis’ ace-ten.
Seven hands later, Lewis was still a short stack and finally had to bid adieu when Jones won a flip in a Dimes versus KJ situation.
Toby Lewis bows out of WSOP 2023 ME
It was then time for Dean Hutchison to exit. The Scottish poker player boasted of having one of the loudest rails but was dealing with a short stack. In the last hand before the second break, the Scotsman let his pocket fives do the magic but failed against Jan-Peter Jachtmann.
German businessman and Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) aficionado—Jachtmann three-bet jammed 27 BB holding KQ. He crashed into Walton’s Pocket Rockets. Walton slammed his hole cards on the felt and then ran towards his rail and gave them high-five. Jachtmann’s KQ couldn’t hold water and bowed out.
An American WSOP 2023 ME winner will be crowned on Day 9; it was back in 2018 that an American had won the WSOP ME title. American poker player John Cynn had scored this prestigious title in 2018.
Final Table Bust Outs On Day 8
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