2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Adam Walton

Adam Walton

Final Table Profile: Adam Walton

Chip Count:143,800,000
Big Blinds:120
Hometown:Seattle, Washington

Update: Adam Walton has made the final three of the Main Event and will battle it out for $12.1M. Click here for more info on the final three players in the 2023 WSOP Main Event.

Seat Assignments for the Final Day

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Steven JonesUnited States238,000,000119
4Adam WaltonUnited States165,500,00083
5Daniel WeinmanUnited States199,000,000100

Adam Walton's Main Event Story

Adam Walton is a poker player in the Las Vegas area (Henderson, Nevada), but is originally from Seattle, Washington. Prior to reaching the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, he had some previous success at the WSOP, including 20 cashes for $265,147 in bracelet events.

In 2018, Walton cashed in the Main Event, taking 407th place for $33,305. In all poker tournaments, the Washington native has $989,039 in previous cashes, according to Hendon Mob. His top score was for $283,072, a runner-up finish in the 2022 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship Series at Wynn Las Vegas in a $3,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event.

"It’s been like the time of my life. It’s crazy.”

“I mean, honestly, it feels like a dream," he told PokerNews at the end of Day 8. "It feels fake. I went from randomly playing the Main, I had like 12,000 chips in the beginning, and (now) this is happening. It’s been like the time of my life. It’s crazy.”

Waltons's Run to the Final Table

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Walton is the prime example of "survive and advance" in the World Series of Poker Main Event. After dropping to a small stack on Day 1c, he battled back and finished the session right about where he began the day. While in most tournaments that wouldn't put the player in a very good position, in the Main Event, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

From there on out, Walton increased his stack significantly each day, except on Day 5, when he ended the session barely above his previous night's bag. Day 7 is when things turned around for the better for Walton as he went from 12.2 million in chips to over 75 million, good for second out of 15 remaining players.

On Day 8, he went on an even bigger heater and overtook chip leader Juan Maceiras during the middle of the session. He finished the day first in chips with 143,800,000, worth 144 big blinds. With his stack size and playing chops, Walton goes into the final table as the odds-on favorite to win the Main Event.

How Walton Got to the Final Table

Day 1c60,2001,428/2,326
Day 2abc244,000402/1877
Day 31,339,00025/1,518
Day 43,405,00017/441
Day 53,625,00077/149
Day 612,225,00021/49
Day 775,475,0002/15
Day 8143,800,0001/9
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2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Steven JonesUnited States90,300,00075
2Juan MaceirasSpain68,000,00057
3Daniel HolznerItaly31,900,00027
4Adam WaltonUnited States143,800,000120
5Ruslan PrydrykUkraine50,700,00042
6Dean HutchisonUnited Kingdom41,700,00035
7Toby LewisUnited Kingdom19,800,00017
8Daniel WeinmanUnited States81,700,00068
9Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany74,600,00062

Walton's Final Table Performance

Walton had the chiplead when Day 9 began. His stack of 143,800,000 substantially outstripped Steven Jones in second place with 90,300,000.

Daniel Holzner was the first to bust the final table, taking ninth place for $900,000. He was quickly followed by Juan Maceiras (8th-$1,125,000), Toby Lewis (7th-$1,425,000), and Dean Hutchison (6th-$1,850,000).

By the time Ruslan Prydryk (5th-$2,400,0000) and Jan-Peter Jachtmann (4th-$3,000,000) also busted, Walton's stack had barely moved. His small increase to 165,500,000 had allowed Jones to overtake him, claiming first place with 238,000,000 in chips.

With three players left, play ended, to be concluded on Day 10.

2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $12,100,000
2  $6,500,000
3  $4,000,000
4Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany$3,000,000
5Ruslan PrydrykUkraine$2,400,000
6Dean HutchisonScotland$1,850,000
7Toby LewisEngland$1,425,000
8Juan MaceirasSpain$1,125,000
9Daniel HolznerItaly$900,000

2023 Main Event Final Table Player Stats

PlayerCountryFirst CashWSOP CashesCareer EarningsBiggest Cash
Adam WaltonUnited States200920$989,037$283,072
Steven JonesUnited States201623$245,346$57,425
Daniel WeinmanUnited States201069$3,757,357$892,433
Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany200317$1,907,632$661,000
Juan MaceirasSpain20062$1,126,121$467,532
Ruslan PrydrykUkraine20091$461,758$104,637
Dean HutchisonUnited Kingdom20109$723,865$154,000
Daniel HolznerItaly20121$25,517$5,944
Toby LewisUnited Kingdom200948$8,213,474$1,235,204

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