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WSOP 2023 Main Event Champion Daniel Weinman

A Champion is Crowned: Daniel Weinman Cements Himself in History as the 2023 Champion of the Largest World Series of Poker Main Event Ever


Weinman topples the record-breaking field of 10,043 to take home $12,100,000 and become the first American WSOP Main Event champion since 2018

LAS VEGAS (July 17, 2023) – Today, history was made at the 54th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP®) at the Horseshoe Las Vegas as Daniel Weinman was officially crowned the 2023 WSOP Main Event Champion. Following 10 days of intense action, Weinman defeated a record 10,043 players from around the globe to take home $12.1 million in winnings. The win marks the largest first-place Main Event payout ever from the biggest prize pool in the history of live poker of $93,399,900.

To commemorate the historic win, the 2006 World Champion of the then-record-setting Main Event of 8,773 players, Jamie Gold, presented Weinman with the highly coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Steven Jones kicked off the final day of play on Monday in the lead with a chip count of 238,000,000. Adam Walton was the first to exit the final table after losing to Weinman’s pocket aces. After 23 hands in heads up play, tensions were high as both Jones and Weinman each tabled a pair of jacks, but Weinman had him out-kicked with a King, taking home the win in dramatic fashion.

Weinman took home what is considered to be the most valuable trophy in sports, the WSOP Main Event bracelet. Designed by Jostens exclusively for the WSOP, this year’s Main Event bracelet features approximately 500 grams of 10-karat yellow gold, 2,352 various precious gemstones, including 42 carats of round genuine diamonds, 425 black and red stones to accentuate the suits and a removable golden poker chip that sits in the center of the bracelet.

“Today will hold a special place in the history of live tournament poker,” said World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart. “After 17 years, we have named the winner of the largest Main Event in the history of the WSOP. To watch Daniel’s emphatic victory over the 10,043 entrants was nothing short of spectacular. It will be an honor to raise his banner next year and display his picture in the new Gallery of Champions Exhibit at the Horseshoe. This year’s WSOP broke records left and right and we are excited to keep the momentum rolling to WSOP Europe in the fall and WSOP Paradise this winter.”

As a part of the Main Event festivities, the WSOP announced the launch of WSOP Paradise, the organization’s new winter series set to debut at Atlantis Paradise Island, the Bahamas in partnership with GGPoker. Taking place Dec. 3-14, 2023, the new series will feature 15 bracelet events in total, with a total of $50 million in guaranteed prize pools including a $5,000 Main Event with a $15 million total prize pool guarantee and a $1,500 Mystery Bounty with a $5 million guarantee. The full schedule and additional details will be announced later this year.

The 54th annual WSOP ends on Tuesday, July 18 following the conclusion of the $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em event. The full WSOP tournament schedule can be found at  

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