The biggest intrigue of the summer has been solved – the main event of the World Series of Poker has come to an end. This year’s event broke records in every way: attendance (total and Main Event), bracelet distribution and prize money.
Tonight, three Americans face off in the final battle for the title. The fight didn’t last that long – it took just over three hours to decide the winner.
Adam Walton provided most of the speed. After a few hours or so, he reached 84 big blinds thanks to a tight squeeze from Weinman. However, the future champion didn’t think twice, he fake-called easily and the board ranked Walton in third place for $4,000,000.
With a two-man lead, Wenman left. His opponent didn’t get a chance to double up, and about 20 minutes later, the decisive hand was played. Stephen Jones moved all-in on the flop, and after a moment of deliberation, Weinman called and opened.
Jones was saved by just two outs, but he lost his chances on the turn and river. Daniel Weinman becomes the 2023 WSOP Main Event Champion for a record $12,100,000.
Weinman is no stranger to the poker world. He’s won millions of dollars, a gold bracelet (now two), and he’s been friends with Josh Aryeh and other famous players for years.
“Every year before this, I’d go from the first event here to the last. When the main event came, I was exhausted. I’ve told a lot of people I don’t like this A tournament,” commented Daniel.
The Main Event plot has been resolved and there are still some bracelet tournaments left on the WSOP schedule. However, the 2023 World Series of Poker story doesn’t end there – the organizers have a huge surprise in store for all poker fans out there.