Juan Maceiras Lapido leads the Final 15 in the 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event


After four initial flights, two days 2 and five more days of action, 2023 World Series of Poker The $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event is now down to just 15 players from a record attendance of 10,043. The remaining contenders have now amassed at least $430,200 to get to this point, and are just 14 eliminations away from the championship bracelet and the massive $12.1 million max payout.

The chip leader after the conclusion of day 7 is Juan Maceiras Lapido with 108,000,000. The Spanish poker pro (pictured above) was the only player to cross the 100 million mark, ending the night with almost 18% of chips in play.

Maceiras Lapido is no stranger to tournament success. He finished fifth in 2011 Grand Finale of the European Poker Tour main event for $467,532.

Californian Adam Walton (79,475,000) claimed the second-biggest stack, sealing the day’s final elimination with a flopped house that beat Anirban Das’s turned flush (16th – $430,200). Walton has $951,000 in prior earnings, including a deep run in the 2021 main event that finished in 42nd place.

Toby LewisGerman Jan-Peter Jachtmann sits in third place with 70,775,000. 2021 WSOP The winner of the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship event has over $1.2 million in cash prior to this tournament.

There are many other very successful players still in contention, including 2010 EPT Vilamura champion and 2018 Australian millions main event winner Toby Lewis (50,000,000), twice WPT main event champion and bracelet winner Daniel Weinman (21,750,000) and 2008 WSOP Alec Torelli (14,275,000).

Weinman secured a crucial double-up on a set-over-set cooldown against eventual 19th-ranked Joe Ghio, flopping a set of middle jacks against his opponent’s last set of eights. Watch a replay of that hand below via a clip from by PokerGO exclusive live streaming coverage.

There were 49 players sitting down on day 7, meaning 34 contenders were eliminated before play was stopped and the chips stacked. Among those to fall were bracelet winner Mitchell Halverson (49th – $188,400), bracelet winner Sam Stein (46th – $188,400), Japanese content creator Masato Yokosawa (45th – $188,400), bracelet winner Raj Vohra (36th – $229,000), 15 times WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins (35th – $229,000), Poker World Tour champion Matthew Wantman (29th – $280,100), bracelet winner Gabi Livshitz (26th – $345,000), and Ryan Tosoc (25th – $345,000, who is both a WPT champion and bracelet winner.

Ryan TosocTosoc’s run ended when he played with pocket sixes against Jachtmann’s pocket tens. Neither player improved, and Tosoc secured his 10th tournament score by six figures or better. He now has nearly $5.7 million in recorded earnings.

One of the last knockouts of the night saw WPT sample and European Poker Tour main event winner Andrey Pateychuk was eliminated. His pocket threes failed to make a comeback against Juan Maceiras Lapido’s pocket kings and he was eliminated in 17th place ($430,200). This was the fifth highest career score of the Russian.

The bottom 15 will return at 2pm local time with blinds of 400,000-800,000 and a big blind ante of 800,000 for level 36. The average stack of 40,172,000 will represent just over 50 big blinds when the cards come back, with the plan being to play down to a final table of nine and then sit out for the day.

Here’s a look at the full chip count ahead of Day 8:

Rank Player Chip count
1 Juan Maceiras Lapido 108,000,000
2 Adam Walton 75,475,000
3 Jan-Peter Jachtmann 70,775,000
4 Steven Jones 67,900,000
5 Toby Lewis 50,050,000
6 Ruslan Prydryk 45,750,000
7 Jose Aguilera 37,600,000
8 Joshua Payne 31,000,000
9 Sachin Joshi 27,775,000
10 Daniel Weiman 21,750,000
11 Dean Hutchison 17,500,000
12 Daniel Holzner 14,750,000
13 Alec Torelli 14,275,000
14 Jack O’Neill 11,700,000
15 Cong Pham 8,700,000

Remaining winnings up for grabs in 2023 WSOP main event:

Place Payment
1 $12,100,000
2 $6,500,000
3 $4,000,000
4 $3,000,000
5 $2,400,000
6 $1,850,000
7 $1,425,000
8 $1,125,000
9 $900,000
10-11 $700,000
12-13 $535,000
14-17 $430,200

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