Friday, July 14, 2023 2:08 AM Local Time
Maceiras Continues to Dominate as 15 Remain in the 2023 WSOP Main Event
Seven tournament days have concluded for the largest WSOP $10,000 Main Event in history and the gargantuan field of 10,043 has been whittled down to the final 15 contenders. They are competing for a large portion of the $93,399,900 prize pool at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas but the eventual winner won't be crowned for another four days in the Thunderdome.
Juan Maceiras entered the day second in chips and proceeded to dominate throughout the five 120-minute levels en route to claiming 108,000,000 in chips. His father was also a poker aficionado and he passed on the reign to his son, who was a PokerStars sponsored pro in Spain and is the odds-on favorite to become the new world champion.
Adam Walton soared into second place in the final hand of the night when he flopped a full house against the turned flush of Anirban Das to end the day with 94 big blinds for Day 8. Walton was supported by a boisterous rail and will certainly hope to have them back in the Horseshoe Events Center for the remaining three tournament days.
"It's really fun. It's fun to have everybody here hanging out. It's a very rare experience to be able to do this in the Main, so I'm having a blast. Having the time of my life," Walton mentioned once the emotions had settled down after bagging and tagging.
Germany's Jan-Peter Jachtmann is one of two WSOP bracelet winners still in contention and occupies the final spot on the overnight podium. The Hamburg-based marketing manager usually prefers the great game of Pot-Limit Omaha, in which he triumphed back in 2012, taking down Event #39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for a career-best score of $661,000. He has a decent shot at surpassing that payday by a significant margin in the days to follow thanks to amassing 70,775,000 in chips so far.
Daniel Weinman likewise won his first bracelet in the four-card variant during the 2022 WSOP at the very same venue and sits in the middle of the pack with 21,750,000 in chips.
Arguably one of the most well-known contenders still in the mix is the English poker pro Toby Lewis, one of four Brits with chips at their disposal. He once again made a big lay down and correctly folded the top two pair in a large pot against Jachtmann. Lewis was left with 22 big blinds on the final three tables, more than enough to spin up thanks to the deep structure of the event, and he finished a topsy-turvy day with 50,050,000, good enough for fifth place.
He will be joined by fellow countrymen Sachin Joshi (27,775,000), Dean Hutchison (17,500,000), and Jack O'Neill (11,700,000), while Andrew Hulme was eliminated in 18th place in the final level of the night.
Another late casualty on Day 7 was Russian poker pro Andrey Pateychuk, who had already racked up $5 million in tournament cashes on the live poker circuit prior to this deep run. One of his eight six-figure scores came in the 2011 WSOP Main Event in which he finished in 15th place for $478,174. Pateychuk reached the final two tables once again a decade later, but had to settle for 17th place this time.
Top Ten Counts After Day 7
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Adam Walton||United States||75,475,000||94|
|4||Steven Jones||United States||67,900,000||85|
|5||Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||50,050,000||63|
|8||Joshua Payne||United States||31,000,000||39|
|9||Sachin Joshi||United Kingdom||27,775,000||35|
|10||Daniel Weinman||United States||21,750,000||27|
Day 6 chip leader Joshua Payne retained his chances of reaching the nine-handed final table but dropped back into the middle of the pack. The same also applies for seasoned pro Alec Torelli, who required several double-ups when getting short to advance and return another day.
The final 15 hopefuls are set to return at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, July 14, and the returning blinds for Level 36 will be 400,000-800,000 with a 800,000 big blind ante. Day 8 is scheduled to conclude when the nine finalists for the official final table have been determined, who then get one day off prior to the grand finale which is then spread across two final days.
It was a day split in two different phases as the initial field of 49 contenders was quickly cut into more than half and just 21 players still had chips in front of them on dinner break upon completion of the third level of the day.
By then, notables such as Sam Stein, Japan's YouTube star Masato Yokosawa, Maurice Hawkins, and Mark Teltscher had already visited the payout desk. Brazil's Carlos Henrique Da Silva was also among those to bow out after he never recovered from losing half of his stack when O'Neill pulled off a successful preflop six-bet shove.
Three eliminations in quick succession then set up the redraw of the final three tables when Harsheel Kothari, Matthew Wantman and Nicholas Gerrity were all eliminated in a matter of minutes.
The action never really slowed down either as the third level of the day brought with it another six open seats with Gabi Livshitz and Ryan Tosoc among those to run out of chips. Once the field returned from dinner, Daniel Scroggins succumbed to his short stack in the very first hand but it would be the only casualty of the entire two-hour session. Weinman scored a double in a cooler against Joe Ghio when he flopped a superior set with the latter bowing out in 19th place.
The aforementioned Hulme reached the second redraw of the evening with less than half a big blind after he had hero-called at the wrong time versus Torelli prior. The miracle comeback was cut short in a single hand thereafter and the pay jump from $345,000 to $430,200 was of no concern for the other 17 contenders.
Pateychuk and Das hit the rail during the dying minutes of the night and set the stage for a potentially short-lived Day 8, which requires only six eliminations to set up the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back to provide all of the action, in sync with the delay of the PokerGO live stream, so as to avoid spoilers.
Friday, July 14, 2023 2:00 AM Local Time
Seat Draw for Day 8
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||2||Joshua Payne||United States||31,000,000||39|
|1||4||Alec Torelli||United States||14,275,000||18|
|1||8||Daniel Weinman||United States||21,750,000||27|
|1||9||Sachin Joshi||United Kingdom||27,775,000||35|
| || || || || || |
|2||1||Steven Jones||United States||67,900,000||85|
|2||3||Jack O'Neill||United Kingdom||11,700,000||15|
|2||4||Cong Pham||United States||8,700,000||11|
|2||5||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||17,500,000||22|
|2||6||Adam Walton||United States||75,475,000||94|
|2||9||Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||50,050,000||63|
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:51 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
|Juan Maceiras||108,000,000||4,500,000 |
|Adam Walton||75,475,000||-25,000 |
|Jan-Peter Jachtmann||70,775,000||-2,625,000 |
|Steven Jones||67,900,000||-3,600,000 |
|Toby Lewis||50,050,000||-1,050,000 |
|Ruslan Prydryk||45,750,000||50,000 |
|Jose Aguilera||37,600,000||0 |
|Joshua Payne||31,000,000||100,000 |
|Sachin Joshi||27,775,000||-2,025,000 |
|Daniel Weinman||21,750,000||250,000 |
|Dean Hutchison||17,500,000||0 |
|Daniel Holzner||14,750,000||250,000 |
|Alec Torelli||14,275,000||-25,000 |
|Jack O'Neill||11,700,000||0 |
|Cong Pham||8,700,000||-1,500,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:50 AM Local Time
Aguilera Claims the Last Pot
Jose Aguilera raised to 1,200,000 in the cutoff and Ruslan Prydryk called from the big blind. The flop came and Prydryk check-called a bet of 1,200,000 from Aguilera.
The turn was the and Prydryk checked again. Aguilera put together a bet of 3,750,000 and Prydryk stuck around for the [ac[ on the river. Prydryk checked for the final time and Aguilera slid out a bet of 8,200,000. Prydryk quickly folded his and Aguilera collected the last pot of the night.
Aguilera had a stone bluff with his and tabled it for everyone to see.
|Ruslan Prydryk||45,700,000||-6,800,000 |
|Jose Aguilera||37,600,000||8,700,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:48 AM Local Time
Anirban Das Eliminated in 16th Place ($430,200)
On the last hand of Day 7, Adam Walton raised to 1,200,000 under the gun and received three callers, including Anirban Das, Jack O'Neill, and Dean Hutchison.
The flop came and Walton bet 1,200,000. Das called in early position, O'Neill called on the button, and Hutchison folded.
The fell on the turn and action checked to O'Neill who bet 2,700,000. Walton then raised to 6,500,000 and Das called, while O'Neill got out of the way.
Walton shoved all in on the river and Das quickly called for his last 17,800,000. Walton slammed down for a full house and Das turned over for a no-good flush. Das gave Walton his card protector as the two opponents shook hands before Das headed to the rail.
|Adam Walton||75,500,000||35,400,000 |
|Dean Hutchison||17,500,000||-3,000,000 |
|Jack O'Neill||11,700,000||-5,400,000 |
|Anirban Das||0||-23,700,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:40 AM Local Time
Joshi Gets Nearly a Full Double from Torelli
Sachin Joshi limped in from under the gun which invited Alec Torelli in the cutoff and Daniel Weinman in the big blind to come along. The flop came and Joshi fired out a bet of 750,000. Both Torelli and Weinman called as the landed on the turn.
Joshi made another bet of 3,000,000 on the turn and only Torelli called this time. The paired the board on the river and Joshi slid out a bet of 9,025,000, leaving just a couple of chips behind. Torelli counted his own stack and agonized for a few minutes before calling. Joshi turned over for a full house and Torelli conceded the pot.
|Sachin Joshi||29,800,000||15,300,000 |
|Alec Torelli||14,300,000||-18,500,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:38 AM Local Time
Walton Frustrates Pham
Cong Pham raised to 1,200,000 under the gun and received two callers, Adam Walton in early position and Jack O'Neill in the big blind.
The flop came and Pham bet 1,600,000. Only Walton called to see the turn where both players checked.
Pham also checked the river before Walton fired out 7,000,000. Pham shook his head and threw away his cards in frustration as Walton took the pot.
|Adam Walton||40,100,000||6,400,000 |
|Jack O'Neill||17,100,000||-5,700,000 |
|Cong Pham||10,200,000||2,300,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:30 AM Local Time
Lewis Takes a Four-Way Pot
Toby Lewis raised to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Dean Hutchison, Adam Walton, and Anirban Das all came along and called.
All four players checked the flop before Walton led out for 2,000,000 on the turn. Das called in the big blind and Lewis also stuck around, while Hutchison got out of the way.
The three remaining players checked down the river and Lewis took the pot with for top pair.
|Toby Lewis||51,100,000||8,200,000 |
|Adam Walton||33,700,000||-3,200,000 |
|Anirban Das||23,700,000||-3,800,000 |
|Dean Hutchison||20,500,000||-3,875,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:25 AM Local Time
Das Picks Off Walton on the River
Anirban Das raised to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Adam Walton defended his big blind.
The flop came and Das continued for 1,000,000. Walton called and both players checked the turn.
The fell on the river and Das bet another 1,600,000. Walton then grabbed a stack of peach 1,000,000 chips and put them in the middle, representing a raise to 10,000,000.
Das shot back in his seat and began pounding on the rail of the table as he went deep into the tank. He got up from his seat after a minute and studied the board before sitting back down and counting out the chips to call.
He eventually slid them in the middle and Walton showed for a missed flush draw. Das turned over for two pair and gave a big fist pump as he raked in the big pot.
|Adam Walton||36,900,000||-12,800,000 |
|Anirban Das||27,500,000||13,100,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:22 AM Local Time
Jachtmann Goes 3x Pot on the River
Ruslan Prydryk raised to 1,200,000 on the button before Joshua Payne three-bet to 4,500,000 in the small blind. Prydryk fired back with a four-bet to 16,700,000 and Payne instantly mucked his cards.
On the next hand, Prydryk opened to 1,200,000 with and was called by Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Alec Torelli in the blind, who had and respectively.
The flop came and Prydryk continued with a bet of 1,800,000. Jachtmann called and Torelli got out of the way.
The turn was the , and both players checked to the on the river. With a straight on the board, Jachtmann slid out a massive bet of 20,000,000. Prydryk thought for a couple of minutes but finally dumped his cards into the muck.
|Jan-Peter Jachtmann||73,400,000||3,300,000 |
|Ruslan Prydryk||52,500,000||1,850,000 |
|Joshua Payne||30,900,000||-3,000,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:16 AM Local Time
Battle of Pocket Pairs Goes to Lewis
Toby Lewis opened to 1,200,000 from the hijack and Cong Pham called in the big blind.
The flop came and Pham checked to Lewis, who bet another 600,000. Pham called to the turn and checked again.
Lewis then checked back and both players also checked the river. Pham quickly flashed two fours, but Lewis turned over to win the pot.
|Toby Lewis||42,900,000||3,900,000 |
|Cong Pham||7,900,000||-900,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 1:10 AM Local Time
Das Wakes Up With Aces to Double
Jack O'Neill raised to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Adam Walton called in the hijack before Anirban Das, in the cutoff, moved all in for 5,900,000. Action folded back to O'Neill who tanked for a minute before reshoving, and Walton got out of the way.
As O'Neill's rail began to chant for a "jack-ball," the board ran out and Das' aces stayed in front to earn him a double up.
|Adam Walton||49,700,000||-300,000 |
|Jack O'Neill||22,800,000||-7,350,000 |
|Anirban Das||14,400,000||8,200,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:59 AM Local Time
Jones Takes Down Two Pots
Steven Jones opened to 1,200,000 from early position and Anirban Das defended his big blind.
The flop came and Jones continued for 800,000. Das called and both players checked down the turn and river. Jones turned over which was good enough to win the pot.
Jones then raised again to 1,200,000 and this time it was Toby Lewis calling from the big blind.
Jones bet another 1,100,000 on the flop and Lewis called. The turn brought the and Jones won the pot with a bet of 3,100,000.
|Steven Jones||71,500,000||2,800,000 |
|Toby Lewis||39,000,000||-2,850,000 |
|Anirban Das||6,200,000||-2,600,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:52 AM Local Time
Jachtmann Closes the Gap on Maceiras Lapido
Juan Maceiras Lapido raised to 1,200,000 in early position and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the big blind. The flop came and Jachtmann check-called a bet of 1,500,000 from Maceiras Lapido.
The turn was the and Jachtmann checked again. Maceiras Lapido fired out another bet of 4,000,000 and Jachtmann still called. The completed the board and both players tapped the table. Jachtmann tabled for top pair on the river and Maceiras Lapido mucked his cards.
|Juan Maceiras||103,500,000||-8,000,000 |
|Jan-Peter Jachtmann||70,100,000||7,000,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:44 AM Local Time
Walton Gives Das' Stack the Boot
Adam Walton raised to 1,200,000 from the hijack before Anirban Das three-bet to 2,800,000 in the cutoff. Action folded back to Walton who called to go heads-up to the flop.
The dealer spread out and Das fired another 2,200,000. Walton called and both players checked the turn.
The fell on the river and Walton led out for 7,000,000. Das quickly called and Walton turned over for the straight as his raucous rail erupted in celebration.
|Adam Walton||50,000,000||13,200,000 |
|Anirban Das||8,800,000||-12,300,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:41 AM Local Time
Holzner Calls Down Das With King-High
Daniel Holzner raised to 1,200,000 from middle position and Anirban Das called in the big blind.
Holzner bet another 700,000 on the flop and Das called. Both players checked the turn.
The river came the and Das led out for 1,650,000. Holzner spent nearly two minutes in the tank before calling as Das tapped the felt and turned over for a bluff.
Holzner showed and won the pot with king-high, jack-kicker.
|Anirban Das||21,100,000||-4,100,000 |
|Daniel Holzner||14,500,000||4,500,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:39 AM Local Time
Andrey Pateychuk Eliminated in 17th Place ($430,200)
Juan Maceiras Lapido raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Andrey Pateychuk shoved all in for 15,600,000 in the big blind. Maceiras Laipido quickly called and the cards were on their backs.
Juan Maceiras Lapido:
The flop fell and Pateychuk was looking for one of two outs. The and changed nothing and Pateychuk was eliminated in 17th place.
|Juan Maceiras||111,500,000||16,100,000 |
|Andrey Pateychuk||0||-16,150,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:38 AM Local Time
Das Checks Back Aces
On the first hand following the redraw, Anirban Das opened to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Adam Walton called in the big blind.
The flop came and Das continued for 1,400,000. Walton called, then called another bet of 3,650,000 on the turn.
The fell on the river and Walton checked for a third time. Das then checked behind and turned over to win the pot after Walton mucked.
|Adam Walton||36,800,000||-7,200,000 |
|Anirban Das||25,200,000||7,150,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:36 AM Local Time
Andrew Hulme Eliminated in 18th Place ($345,000)
Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 2,000,000 in the cutoff and Andrew Hulme was all in for his last 275,000 in the small blind. Juan Maceiras Lapido called from the big blind which created a side pot. The flop came and Jachtmann continued with a bet of 3,000,000 which got Maceiras Lapido to fold.
Both players flopped a pair but it was Jachtmann who was well out front. The and runout secured the pot for Jachtmann and Hulme was eliminated in 18th place.
|Juan Maceiras||95,400,000||-2,575,000 |
|Jan-Peter Jachtmann||63,100,000||2,900,000 |
|Andrew Hulme||0||-275,000 |
Friday, July 14, 2023 12:32 AM Local Time
Redraw of the Final Two Tables
There are 76 minutes and 50 seconds to be played for tonight and the redraw of the final two tables is as follows.
The players have been sent on a short break while the redraw takes place.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||2||Joshua Payne||United States||33,900,000||57|
|1||4||Alec Torelli||United States||32,800,000||55|
|1||5||Andrew Hulme||United Kingdom||275,000||0|
|1||6||Juan Maceiras Lapido||Spain||97,975,000||163|
|1||9||Sachin Joshi||United Kingdom||14,500,000||24|
| || || || || || |
|2||1||Steven Jones||United States||68,700,000||115|
|2||3||Jack O'Neill||United Kingdom||30,150,000||50|
|2||4||Cong Pham||United States||8,800,000||15|
|2||5||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||24,375,000||41|
|2||6||Adam Walton||United States||43,625,000||73|
|2||8||Daniel Weinman||United States||21,500,000||36|
|2||9||Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||41,850,000||70|
|Juan Maceiras||97,975,000||-25,000 |
|Steven Jones||68,700,000||-300,000 |
|Jan-Peter Jachtmann||60,200,000||-3,500,000 |
|Ruslan Prydryk||50,650,000||-50,000 |
|Adam Walton||43,625,000||7,625,000 |
|Toby Lewis||41,850,000||-3,900,000 |
|Joshua Payne||33,900,000||-1,500,000 |
|Alec Torelli||32,800,000||0 |
|Jack O'Neill||30,150,000||1,150,000 |
|Jose Aguilera||28,900,000||-2,600,000 |
|Dean Hutchison||24,375,000||-1,425,000 |
|Daniel Weinman||21,500,000||-3,900,000 |
|Anirban Das||18,050,000||1,550,000 |
|Andrey Pateychuk||16,150,000||-1,350,000 |
|Sachin Joshi||14,500,000||-1,000,000 |
|Daniel Holzner||10,000,000||-16,100,000 |
|Cong Pham||8,800,000||1,200,000 |
|Andrew Hulme||275,000||0 |