There were 10,043 shared dreams in the 2023 Main Event, the largest in WSOP history, but only one came true after 10 long days of play. Daniel Weinmann is the one player who took all the chips and celebrated his entry into the “Olympus of Poker” and the overall title of the most important tournament in the world.
Weinmann received a whopping prize of $12,100,000. Dollar excellent. The series main event topped the 2006 event and was the second bracelet won by an American player in his career. The first time was last year when he won the $1,000 Omaha event.
Daniel Weinmann has 82 career victories in WSOP events and $1.8 million in racetrack earnings. The Connecticut-born, Georgia-based player has been hugely successful, reaching the $15.8 million mark in career earnings. With this achievement, Weinmann climbed from 487th to 59th on the money list.
The final table of the Main Event lasted just 164 hands, and the two-part tournament was over in the blink of an eye. The three-man match against Adam Walton and Steven Jones on Monday (17th) lasted less than two hours. The first elimination came after Walton’s frantic jam. With the blinds at 1,000,000 / 2,500,000, Jones raised to 6,000,000 from the button.
Adam Calling with 88 in the small blind, Daniel Weinmann woke up with AA in the big blind. The future champion shrunk to 27 million. When Jones folded, Walton automatically moved all-in for 210,000,000 (84 big blinds) and was of course called instantly. Weinmann had some trouble with the 7359K board.
As a result, heads-up play against Jones began with a chip lead of 443,000,000 to 159,500,000. The duel also proceeded quickly, and there was no drastic reversal in the score until the end. The blinds were the same size as Walton’s bet, Jones raised to 7,000,000 with J8 and Daniel called with KJ.
The flop came J52 and they both hit top pair. Jones c-bet 6,000,000 but Weinmann raised to 18,500,000. He called and the 4 came on the turn. This time Daniel bet 38,000,000 big. Steven Jones thought for nearly five minutes before moving all-in for 145,000,000 chips (58 big blinds). Wayman called for a tally, but called the game before the croupier could finish. The A River completes the pinnacle of Daniel Weinmann’s journey.