US Poker Player Daniel Weinman Wins the Biggest WSOP ME in History

Daniel Weinman

​Winning the Main Event of the World Series of Poker is the dream of almost every poker player. Every year, many players come to the WSOP and many of them want to get the main trophy of the festival. However, not everyone succeeds. Last year's WSOP ME 2022 was one of the biggest in the history of the series. The WSOP Main Event 2022 collected 8,663 entries, which made it possible to accumulate $80,782,470 of the prize pool. The largest part of it was then won by the Norwegian poker player Espen Jorstad, who received $10,000,000 in prize money.

The WSOP ME with a $10,000 buy-in has already set a record in the history of the series, showing the largest turnout of 10,043 entries, making the total prize money of this event amount to $93,399,900.

The name of the winner of the WSOP 2023 Main Event has already become known today. It turned out to be a player from the USA, Daniel Weinman, who received the largest prize money in his career in the amount of $12,100,000.

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After winning the Main Event, the total amount of prize money won by Daniel Weinman in live tournaments is $15,857,350 and now the poker player is ranked 59th in the ranking of the most successful tournament players (All Time Money List on HendonMob).

WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT NLH World Championship

For real estate agent Daniel Weinman this bracelet is the second one. He won his first WSOP trophy in the $1,000 Omaha tournament, where Weinman earned $255,350 as a champion. Before winning the Main Event, his biggest prize money was $892,430 for the first place in $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open.

Daniel Weinman with prize money

«It seems unreal. I mean there is so much luck in a poker tournament. I think I played well, but there were so many hands where I just got lucky. You need that much luck to win any poker tournament. In this event, there were three or four hands where I got my outs. And I just felt like maybe my time has come. Whether due to the fact that I spent almost 20 years on this, or because of something else, but the feeling is incredible», – commented Daniel after the win.

The runner-up of the event was also US poker player Stephen Jones, who earned $6,500,000 for the second place. In the final hand, he opened with jack-eight offsuit (J♣8♦) and was called by Weinman with king-jack offsuit (K♣J♦). The flop came out J♠ 5♠ 2♦. Jones continued to bet and Weinman made a huge check-raise which was called by his opponent, and the 4♣ came on the turn. Weinman started raising, but his opponent decided to go all-in. Daniel made a call and the river came A♥, which made him the WSOP ME 2023 champion. In total, 1,507 players made it to the tournament payouts with a minimum payout of $15,000.

Final Table Payouts WSOP 2023 Main Event​

PlacePlayerCountryPrize money
1Daniel WeinmanUSA$12 100 000
2Steven JonesUSA$6 500 000
3Adam WaltonUSA$4 000 000
4Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany$3 000 000
5Ruslan PrydrykUkraine$2 400 000
6Dean HutchisonScotland$1 850 000
7Toby LewisEngland$1 425 000
8Juan MaceirasSpain$1 125 000
9Daniel HolznerItaly$900 000
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