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Daniel Weinman wins record-breaking $12.1 Million at 2023 WSOP Main Event

Daniel Weinman emerged as the champion of the World Series of Poker’s main event world championship on Monday in Las Vegas. The 35-year-old Atlanta native earned a staggering $12.1 million in prize money, outlasting a field of 10,043 players and playing just 164 hands at the final table. Weinman’s victory came as a surprise to many, as he had contemplated not participating in the tournament. However, his decision proved to be a wise one as he showcased his skills and a stroke of luck to claim the coveted title.

The final table of the tournament featured notable players such as Jan-Peter Jachtmann, who finished in fourth place and won $3 million, and Toby Lewis, who secured seventh place with a prize of $1.42 million. Steven Jones finished in second place, earning $6.5 million, while Adam Walton settled for third place and a $4 million prize.

Weinman’s triumph in the record-breaking main event, which had a prize pool of $93.39 million, marked a significant milestone in his poker career. Having played in the World Series for 16 years, he had experienced limited success in the past. However, his perseverance and dedication paid off as he clinched the prestigious title and joined the ranks of poker’s elite.

Weinman expressed his astonishment at the impressive turnout for the tournament, acknowledging that it had exceeded his expectations. He also acknowledged the element of luck in poker but believed that he played exceptionally well throughout the event.

The 2023 World Series of Poker main event will be remembered for its record-breaking participation and the remarkable triumph of Daniel Weinman, solidifying his place in the history of the game.

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