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WSOP 2023 WRAP-UP: Biggest prizes, bracelet winners, player of the year and more

WSOP 2023 WRAP-UP: Biggest prizes, bracelet winners, player of the year and more

That’s it, folks. Another World Series of Poker in the books.

Here, you’ll find all the key info from the WSOP 2023, including Main Event details, the biggest prizes won, multiple champions, the Player of the Series, and more.


The biggest World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in history took place in 2023, with 10,043 players taking part to create a jaw-dropping $93,399,900 prize pool.

After 10 days of play, there was only one player left standing.

Daniel Weinman of the USA is your latest world champion, defeating Steven Jones heads-up to win the mouth-watering $12.1 million first-place prize – the largest in WSOP Main Event history.

“I’ve always kind of felt that poker was kind of going in a dying direction, but to see the numbers at the World Series this year has been incredible,” Weinman told PokerNews. “And to win this Main Event, it doesn’t feel real. I mean, (there’s) so much luck in a poker tournament. I thought I played very well, but so many hands that (I got) incredibly lucky for the situations to arise.”

You can read a full recap of the event on PokerNews.

1 – Daniel Weinman – (United States) – $12,100,000
2 – Steven Jones – (United States) – $6,500,000
3 – Adam Walton – (United States) – $4,000,000
4 – Jan-Peter Jachtmann – (Germany) – $3,000,000
5 – Ruslan Prydryk – (Ukraine) – $2,400,000
6 – Dean Hutchison (Scotland) – $1,850,000
7 – Toby Lewis – (England) – $1,425,000
8 – Juan Maceiras – (Spain) – $1,125,000
9 – Daniel Holzner – (Italy) – $900,000

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Chris Brewer – $250K Super High Roller – $5,293,556

Jans Arends – $100K High Roller – $2,576,729

Ka Kwan Lau – $25K PLO High Roller – $2,294,756

Alex Kulev – $50K High Roller – $2,087,073

Isaac Haxton – $25K High Roller – $1,698,215

Leon Sturm – $50K High Roller – $1,546,024

Brian Rast – $50K Poker Players Championship – $1,324,747

Lou Garza – $10K PLO Championship – $1,309,232

Pavel Plesuv – $1,500 Millionaire Maker – $1,201,564

Braxton Dunaway – $1,500 Monster Stack – $1,162,681

Alexandre Reard – $10K 6-handed NLHE Championship – $1,057,663

Tyler Brown – $1K Mystery Millions – $1,000,000


The $300 buy-in Gladiators of Poker event attracted the second-largest live tournament field in history, with a staggering 23,102 entries.

That beats the former record holder, the WSOP’s “Big 50” No-limit Hold’em tournament in 2019, which had 28,371 runners.

Jason Simon took down the Gladiator event for a massive $499,852. What an ROI!

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Ian Matakis might have only won one WSOP bracelet in 2023 (a $500 online event for $120,686), but his entire performance throughout the series saw him run away with the Player of the Year title.

1 – Ian Matakis – 5,203.89
2 – Shaun Deeb – 4,276.12
3 – Christopher Brewer – 4,127.61
4 – Josh Arieh – 3,938.62
5 – Jesse Lonis – 3,865.70
6 – Michael Rodrigues Pires Santos – 3,513.21
7 – Chad Eveslage – 3,447.63
8 – Yuri Dzivielevski – 3,382.33
9 – Ben Yu – 3,128.08
10 – Phil Hellmuth – 3,072.14


Chad Eveslage

$1,500 Dealer’s Choice – $131,879
$10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship – $311,428

Josh Arieh

$10K Limit Hold’em Championship – $316,226
$25K HORSE High Roller – $711,313

Chris Brewer

$250K Super High Roller – $5,293,556
$10K NL 2-7 Single Draw Championship – $367,599

Ryan Miller

$3K HORSE – $208,460
$10K Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship – $344,677

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Phil Hellmuth took down his 17th WSOP bracelet, extending his lead as the all-time bracelet winner. He’s now seven bracelets clear of his closest competition: Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and the late, great Doyle Brunson.

Hellmuth won the $10K Super Turbo Bounty for $803,818, making him one of only two players to win WSOP bracelets at all three of the series’ locations: Binions, the Rio, and the Horseshoe (the other? Josh Arieh).

Isaac Haxton also made headlines by taking down his very first WSOP Bracelet. Haxton had long topped ‘best to never win a bracelet’ polls, but after his victory in the $25K High Roller for just shy of $1.7 million, he’s now in the club.

Chris Brewer certainly had a summer to remember. Considered one of the more unlucky super high rollers in recent times (if such a thing exists!), Brewer managed to capture two WSOP bracelets and put those demons to rest. We wrote about why Brewer’s win struck a chord in the poker community here.

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