2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Juan Maceiras
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Final Table Profile: Juan Maceiras
|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
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
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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|
Macieras' Final Table Performance
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 K♥9♣ 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 A♦10♥, putting Macieras at a disadvantage.
The runout was 2♠A♠J♠4♣K♣, sending Macieras to the cashier to collect his $1,125,000 for eighth place.
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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