After four starting flights, two day 2s, and five more days of action, the 2023 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event is now down to just 15 players from a record-smashing turnout of 10,043. The remaining contenders have now all locked up at least $430,200 for making it to this point, and are just 14 eliminations away from the championship bracelet and the massive top payout of $12.1 million.
The chip leader following the conclusion of day 7 is Juan Maceiras Lapido with 108,000,000. The Spanish poker pro (pictured above) was the only player to surpass the 100-million mark, ending the night with nearly 18 percent of the chips in play.
Maceiras Lapido is no stranger to tournament success. He finished fifth in the 2011 European Poker Tour Grand Final main event for $467,532.
California’s Adam Walton (79,475,000) bagged up the second-largest stack, scoring the final knockout of the day with a flopped house besting the turned flush of Anirban Das (16th – $430,200). Walton has $951,000 in prior earnings, including a deep run in the 2021 main event that ended in 42nd place.
Germany’s Jan-Peter Jachtmann sits in third place with 70,775,000. The 2021 WSOP $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship event winner has more than $1.2 million in cashes under his belt prior to this tournament.
There are several other highly accomplished players still in contention, including 2010 EPT Vilamoura champion and 2018 Aussie Millions main event winner Toby Lewis (50,000,000), two-time WPT main event champion and bracelet winner Daniel Weinman (21,750,000), and 2008 WSOP heads-up no-limit hold’em championship runner-up Alec Torelli (14,275,000).
Weinman secured a crucial double-up thanks to a set-over-set cooler against eventual 19th-place finisher Joe Ghio, flopping middle set of jacks against the bottom set of eights held by his opponent. Check out a replay of that hand below via a clip from PokerGO’s exclusive live-streaming coverage.
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There were 49 players that took a seat on day 7, which means that 34 contenders were eliminated before play was halted and chips were bagged up. Among those to fall were bracelet winner Mitchell Halverson (49th – $188,400), bracelet winner Sam Stein (46th – $188,400), Japanese content creator Masato Yokosawa (45th – $188,400), bracelet winner Raj Vohra (36th – $229,000), 15-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins (35th – $229,000), World Poker Tour champion Matthew Wantman (29th – $280,100), bracelet winner Gabi Livshitz (26th – $345,000), and Ryan Tosoc (25th – $345,000, who is both a WPT champion and bracelet winner.
Tosoc’s run came to an end when he ran pocket sixes into the pocket tens of Jachtmann. Neither player improved and Tosoc secured the tenth tournament score of six figures or larger. He now has nearly $5.7 million in recorded earnings.
One of the last few knockouts of the night saw WPT champion and European Poker Tour main event winner Andrey Pateychuk hit the rail. His pocket threes were unable to come from behind against the pocket kings of a surging Juan Maceiras Lapido and he was knocked out in 17th place ($430,200). This was the fifth-largest score of the Russian’s career.
The final 15 will return at 2:00 PM local time with blinds of 400,000-800,000 and a big blind ante of 800,000 for level 36. The average stack of 40,172,000 will represent just over 50 big blinds when cards get back in the air, with the plan being to play to a final table of nine and then stop for the day.
Here is a look at the complete chip counts heading into day 8:
|1||Juan Maceiras Lapido||108,000,000|
Remaining payouts up for grabs in the 2023 WSOP main event:
|10 – 11||$700,000|
|12 – 13||$535,000|
|14 – 17||$430,200|