2023 WSOP Main Event Final 9
The WSOP Main Event continues today Sunday with nine finalists including the Spaniard for the fourth time in history,Juan Marcellas.
The player from Deportivo signed for a meaningful campaign, displaying a style that is almost impossible to maintain in an environment of maximum change and volatility. PokerGO commentators didn’t hesitate to call him a “total lunatic”, but behind Juan’s seemingly chaotic play there was order, and he continued to lead the tournament for days on end.
The only table that stood in his way during that time was the 10-handed table before the final, and now he starts in fifth place with an average stack of 57BB. Still very playable, but we’re depending on the strengths of his eight opponents, which we’ll analyze now.
Adam Walton (143,800,000, 120bb)
Local representative, one of many players immigrating to the Henderson area so they can be a stone’s throw from Las Vegas without having to pay for downtown living. His record doesn’t defy any stereotypes about the style of play. No matter what happens tonight and the following nights, he’ll end up making more money than he did in his previous live tournament career. His “once” time was at the age of 40.
Steven Jones (90,300,000, 75bb)
Jones’ label is a recreational player who loves poker. His main source of income is real estate. He claims it was his childhood dream to play and win the WSOP Main Event, but his first WSOP cash came seven years ago at the age of 28. Since he could afford it, he didn’t miss the event. With 23 cashes, he is the seasoned third player at the festival.
Daniel Weinman (81,700,000, 68bb)
He became the villain of the FT Main Event when his JJ hit the flop, allowing Jose Ignacio Aguilera ) stack into the infamous Day 8 triple all-in. He was exposed to the money-making effect while in college, and he became a successful pro, winning the WSOP and World Poker Tour. Here we see him win a parallel match against Fréitez at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid, with Juan Maceiras finishing fifth in the Main Event.
Jan-Peter Jachtman (74,600.00, 62bb)
The 55-year-old is the grandfather of the 30-year-old’s table and occupies the unmissable spots in the German team – with Hossein Ensan and Koray Aldemir winning in 2019 and 2021, respectively. He’s an editor for a poker magazine in Germany and doesn’t like the NLHE very much. He prefers Omaha, where he won a bracelet in 2012.
Ruslan Prydryk (50,700,000, 42bb).
Unknown. We don’t know if he’s older than Yachtman, he probably is. We don’t know if he plays regularly because his last money on tour dates back to 2017. We can only point out that his economic or poker skills allowed him to travel with the EPT and win tournaments in Russia, France and Germany more than a decade ago. His best result is fifth place at the EPT Warsaw, no less than in 2009.
Dean Hutchinson (41,700,000, 35bb).
He is the first mirror in which Marcellas sees himself on this list. Hutchinson, who is four years younger than Juan, grew up alternating between online and live poker. His first money was donated to the Hendon Mob in 2010, and despite not cashing in $750,000 during his career, he was able to maintain a schedule that included the EPT and WSOP. He won the UKIPT in 2014 but seemed to be doing well this summer, reaching the final table with a $1,500 knockout before the main event.
Daniel Holzner (31,900,000, 27bb).
Honestly, no one knows what he’s drawing here, he’s a visionary on the biggest tournament in history. He’s not even 30 years old, and he’s sitting at a table full of people with decades of experience. He works on the family farm in the country where he grows apple trees. He flies the Italian flag, though based on his surname and the handful of boxes on his resume, all modest and collected in an Austrian casino, everything suggests his nationality should be a few miles further north. Additionally, Juan busted him on the flop when he went all-in at a 10-handed table.
Toby Lewis (19,800,000, 20bb)
At 34, he is the second-youngest player in the Finals and has a head start on experience, resume and grades. “810ofclubs” is feared in online poker and has earned nearly $9 million in live poker. No one would be talking about the other favorites if 20bb didn’t land him at the bottom of the leaderboard, but an easy pot will see the Englishman drop again in the bookies’ odds. Let him just give him KK and Juan AA and we can watch the ending with peace of mind.