2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Juan Maceiras

Juan Maceiras Lapido

Final Table Profile: Juan Maceiras

Chip Count:68,000,000
Big Blinds:68
Hometown:La Coruna, Spain

Juan Maceiras's Main Event Story

Juan Maceiras, the son of legendary online poker player Juan Antonio "Vietcong01" Maceiras, hails from Spain and has a deep passion for the game of poker. The 39-year-old can almost exactly double his career live tournament cashes with an eighth-place finish. But given his current stack — 68 big blinds — he'll be hoping for an even better finish.

Maceiras currently has $1.12 million career earnings in tournament play, according to the Hendon Mob (plus his final cash in the WSOP Main Event). He is no stranger to a massive score as he won $467,532 in 2011 for fifth place in a European Poker Tour (EPT) event in his native land.

“It’s amazing. The final table of the Main Event … There’s no word to explain the feelings. The only thing I can say is that I’m so proud of myself for the way I’ve been playing the whole tournament. And it’s time to finish the job I just started," Maceiras told PokerNews upon reaching the final table.

Maceiras is a former PokerStars ambassador and left the Red Spade back in 2011. Now, 12 years later, he finds himself back in the spotlights wielding a sizable stack at the WSOP Main Event final table.

Maceiras' Run to the Final Table

Juan Maceiras
Juan Maceiras

Maceiras had a fairly smooth run to the final table, although there were some bumps along the way. After Day 2d, he was well above the average stack and the same followed on Day 3.

On day 4, Maceiras made his big move, increasing his stack from just over 1 million chips to under 4 million at the end of the day, putting him in sixth place. But it was Day 6 where he put himself in position to reach the final table, building a stack up to 40,500,00, good for second place out of 49 remaining players.

“The ten-handed was a little bit complicated, but it happens. I’ve been playing the same way I’ve been playing the whole tournament, but this time those pots didn’t go well. And there’s nothing to regret; I'm just thinking I’m in the final nine. I’ve got more than 50 blinds," Maceiras said.

On Day 7, the Spaniard bagged the chip lead and then would increase his stack to over 140,000,000 for quite some time on Day 8. He would, however, run into some misfortune on the final pre-final table session and lost about half his stack by the end of the day.

Still, he'll enter the final table with 68 big blinds and is in a great position to win the Main Event.

How Maceiras Got to the Final Table

Day 2d372,00085/1,663
Day 31,004,00088/1,518
Day 43,985,0006/441
Day 54,790,00048/149
Day 640,500,0002/49
Day 7108,000,0001/9
Day 868,000,0005/9
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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

Macieras' Final Table Performance

Juan Maceiras Eliminated by Toby Lewis
Juan Maceiras Eliminated by Toby Lewis

Macieras came to the final table having bagged 68,000,000 in chips at the end of Day 8. Forty-three hands into Day 9, Daniel Holzner busted out in 9th ($900,000), allowing Macieras to make a payjump even as his stack dropped below 18 million.

Two hands later, Macieras picked up K9 in middle position. With just 17,500,000 left in his stack and blinds at 800k/1.6m, Macieras jammed all in. The table folded round to Toby Lewis who called from the big blind.

Lewis turned over A10, putting Macieras at a disadvantage.

The runout was 2AJ4K, sending Macieras to the cashier to collect his $1,125,000 for eighth place.

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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