Daniel Weinman won the 54th edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, beating 10,043 other players. He endured 10 days of intense competition at Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, and was rewarded with a record-breaking $12.1 million prize.
Jamie Gold, the winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, was present to present Weinman with a WSOP Main Event bracelet, after Weinman took a small portion of the largest ever live poker prize pool of $93,399,900. Gold had won the WSOP Main Event over a then-record 8,773 players in 2006.
Ty Stewart, World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director, said: “Our aim is to make the game easier to read and understand.”
Today marks a significant moment in the annals of live tournament poker. After 17 years, the World Series of Poker has crowned the winner of its biggest ever Main Event. It was an awe-inspiring sight to witness Daniel’s triumphant victory over the 10,043 participants.
We are thrilled that the WSOP broke records this year, and look forward to continuing the momentum with WSOP Europe in the fall and WSOP Paradise this winter. Next year, it will be a privilege to raise his banner and include his picture in the new Gallery of Champions Exhibit at the Horseshoe.
Weinman began the final day of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in second place in terms of chip count, with Steven Jones leading the tournament with 238,000,000 chips.
Weinman defeated Adam Walton in third place by having pocket aces. He and Jones then played 23 hands of heads-up poker in order to determine who would win the 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event.
He and Jones both revealed a pair of jacks on the last hand of the game. Weinman had a higher card, a King, and was declared the winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event Championship.
The Weinman, aged 35, is the first American to win the WSOP Main Event since 2018.
Jones received $6.5 million for coming in second place, while Walton earned $4 million for their third-place finish.
At this year’s WSOP final table, everyone except for the ninth-place finisher, Daniel Holzner, won a prize of more than $1 million. Holzner won $900,000 for his efforts.
After winning the victory, Weinman shared with reporters that he was undecided about returning to WSOP. He also added that despite believing that poker was “going in a dying direction,” the attendance numbers for this year’s World Series were “incredible.”
When questioned regarding his intentions for the more than $12 million he earned at the World Series of Poker, Weinman informed reporters that he is careful when it comes to spending money and will likely invest the winnings.
Organizers of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) have announced the launch of WSOP Paradise, a new winter series taking place from December 3-14, 2023 at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This series was announced after Robert Weinman was crowned champion of the Main Event.
Stewart expresses enthusiasm for the upcoming Winter event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
We have the most powerful online partner in the world, and they are preparing to send the highest number of players ever to a live tournament.
Atlantis has a strong history in poker, and we are confident that this collaboration of partners will create a powerful new poker franchise that will last for years. Many players say that summer in Vegas is the most enjoyable time of the year, and we hope that winter in paradise will be just as enjoyable.
WSOP Paradise will host 15 bracelet events with a total of $50 million in guaranteed prize pools. The Main Event, with a $5,000 buy-in, will have a guaranteed prize pool of $15 million.
WSOP Paradise is hosting a large-scale event with a $100,000 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million. Additionally, there will be events specifically tailored to high-stakes players.
An event with a $50,000 buy-in will have a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. Additionally, two Pot Limit Omaha events will have guaranteed prize pools of at least one million dollars.
The GGMillion$ event, the largest event, will have a guaranteed total prize pool of $10 million, and will cost $25,000 to enter.
The World Series of Poker will announce the full list of events for the year later this year to make it easier for people to plan.