2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Steven Jones

Steven Jones

Final Table Profile: Steven Jones

Chip Count:90,300,000
Big Blinds:75
Hometown:Scottsdale, Arizona

Update: Steven Jones 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

Steven Jones' Main Event Story

Steven Jones is an American poker player and real estate broker that resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Prior to his run to the WSOP Main Event final table in 2023, Jones had $245,346 in live tournament cashes. The biggest of these was $57,425 for a 9th place finish in 2018’s WSOP Event #07: $565 No Limit Hold'em Colossus. Jones also had a deep run to eighth place in the 2021 Tag Team event with his partner Zachary Erdwurm.

'This has been a life goal of mine since I was a kid."

"There's nothing that is going to beat this I don't think. This has been a life goal of mine since I was a kid. It really hasn't sunk in yet all the way but I'm going to try to be present in the moment and enjoy every second."

Jones' Run to the Final Table

Steven Jones
Steven Jones

Jones was in early form on Day 1c when he nearly finished in the top 200 in a field of 3,080. From there, he maintained the pace with top-200 finishes on Day 2abc and Day 3, but he fell to the bottom quarter of the pack on Day 4 with only 29 big blinds in the bag for a field of 441 returning on Day 5.

Jones stayed in the back of the pack on Day 5, turning in a 96th-best bag of 2,770,000 in a returning field of 149. Day 6 was much of the same with a bag of 6,250,000 for Day 7, good for 36th of the returning 49.

It was on Day 7 that Jones won over 60,000,000 chips and found himself in the fourth spot on the leaderboard with 15 players coming back on Day 8 for their shot at final table glory.

Jones secured his spot on Day 8 with another remarkable run that included a gutsy call with ace-high to catch the bluff of Adam Walton. Jones will sit down in Seat 1 at the 2023 Main Event final table with the second-most chips at the start of the day.

"It's the craziest thing. I don't even feel like I've accomplished anything yet. I'm not even looking at the money. I haven't looked at pay jumps since there were 20 people left. My goal is the first place."

How Jones Got to the Final Table

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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

Jones' Final Table Performance

Jones started Day 9 in second place with nine players left in the event. His stack of 90,300 was only behind Adam Walton with his stack of 143,800,000.

Over the course of the day, Jones steadily build his stack. He started strong, eliminating Daniel Holzner in ninth place for $900,000.

Jones was also responsible for sending Toby Lewis to the rail in seventh place for $1,425,000.

By the time Jan-Peter Jachtmann (4th-$3,000,000) became the final casualty of Day 9, Jones had taken the chiplead with 238,000,000 in his stack. Day 9 ended with three players left. Jones, Walton, and Daniel Weinman, all of whom were scheduled to return for Day 10, when they were expected to play down to the winner.

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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