2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Jan-Peter Jachtmann
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Jan-Peter Jachtmann's Main Event Story
Perhaps the best-dressed player left standing in the 2023 WSOP Main Event, Jan-Peter Jachtmann is looking to pick up his second bracelet by becoming Main Event champion, as well as the third German in five years to win it all following Hossein Ensan in 2019 and Koray Aldemir in 2021.
Jachtmann, a Hamburg University graduate who works as a marketing manager and publisher of PokerBlatt Magazine, won his first bracelet in 2012 when he took down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event for a career-best $661,000 after by defeating heads-up opponent Andrew Brown.
"I don't really like No-Limit Hold'em that much but now it looks like I might play some more," Jachtmann told PokerNews on Day 8. "Maybe I am good at it; I don't know. It is totally different, especially the preflop action. You open small and reraise, in Omaha, after the flop you have to find out where you stand and what outs you have, and what combinations there are. I needed some hours to get into it; there is not really that much I can use from Omaha.”
Despite being an Omaha specialist, "Mr. Omaha" improved his No-Limit Hold'em chops heading into the $10,000 Main Event.
“Every day, I felt more comfortable and confident in my game," he said. "I rarely play NLHE and learned that many years ago. But for the past ten years, I only focused on Omaha. But now, every day ... if you are a good poker player, I am convinced that you can play every game, but you have to know what you are doing."
Jachtmann's Run to the Final Table
Jachtmann had a slow and steady start to the Main Event that saw him bag a decent stack on Day 1d before really climbing up the counts on Day 2d.
“It was at the beginning of Day 2 and maybe I was a bit tired still," he told PokerNews. "During one of the first hands, I told the dealer he cannot raise that much. The pot is only this? And someone joked ... hey Jan, this is not Pot-Limit Omaha.”
The German did not have the best Day 3 and ended the night toward the middle of the counts. But things only got better for Jachtmann as he climbed up the counts the next several days to ultimately end up fourth in chips heading to the final table.
Jachtmann received a late-night boost on Day 8 as he eliminated Jose Aguilera on the final table bubble. After three-betting before the flop, Aguilera was all in and at risk with ace-jack on a board of 6♥5♠4♦ and Jachtmann hit a straight with ace-eight on the turn to confirm his spot at the final table.
“He left some chips behind and gave me the odds to call," he said. "If he jams, I will probably think about folding.”
Heading into the final two days of the record-breaking Main Event final table, Jachtmann had family and friends in mind.
“First, I am happy to see my son and then maybe go to the pool for a few hours, of course, have a good sleep and then go for some nice dinner. But some people gonna arrive from Germany for the final table so let's see when they are coming and what we are doing.
I am happy that I reached the final table; everything that comes now is on top.”
How Jachtmann Got to the Final Table
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2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Steven Jones||United States||90,300,000||75|
|4||Adam Walton||United States||143,800,000||120|
|6||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||41,700,000||35|
|7||Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||19,800,000||17|
|8||Daniel Weinman||United States||81,700,000||68|
Jachtmann's Final Table Performance
Jachtmann's final table stack of 74,600,000 was big enough that he didn't need to make too many early moves on Day 9.
With plenty of chips to play with, Jachtmann was able to pick his spots, while other players were forced to make moves that one-by-one failed to work out.
By the time Daniel Holzner (9th-$900,000), Juan Maceiras (8th-$1,125,000), Toby Lewis (7th-$1,425,000), Dean Hutchison (6th-$1,850,000), and Ruslan Prydryk (5th-$2,400,0000) had hit the rail, Jachtmann had increased his stack to 137,000,000.
A few unlucky hands had seen him fall to 54,000,000 when, on Hand #116, Jachtmann three-bet jammed from the big blind over Steven Jones and Adam Walton.
Jones got out the way, but Walton called showing the A♠A♦. Jachtmann turned over the K♦Q♥, and received no help on the all rag board.
Jachtmann wins $3,000,000 and goes down in the books as this year's fourth-place Main Event finisher.
2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in USD)|
2023 Main Event Final Table Player Stats
|Player||Country||First Cash||WSOP Cashes||Career Earnings||Biggest Cash|
|Adam Walton||United States||2009||20||$989,037||$283,072|
|Steven Jones||United States||2016||23||$245,346||$57,425|
|Daniel Weinman||United States||2010||69||$3,757,357||$892,433|
|Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||2010||9||$723,865||$154,000|
|Toby Lewis||United Kingdom||2009||48||$8,213,474||$1,235,204|
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