Daniel Weinman, a professional poker player, has seen a remarkable increase in his total career earnings from live tournaments. Originally at $3.7 million, Weinman’s earnings have now skyrocketed to $15.9 million after winning the top prize at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. His prize was an immense $12.1 million from the unprecedented $93.4 million prize pool.
In 2023, Daniel Weinman (@notontilt09) won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. In the final hand, Weinman and Steven Jones both had top pair when Jones moved all in on the turn. Weinman called, and in the end he emerged victorious with a prize of $12,100,000, the biggest ever awarded for the Main Event.
In 2023, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) saw the largest prize in its history, with the winner of the $10,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em Main Event receiving $12.1 million. This was an increase from the $12 million earned by 2006 champion Jamie Gold, and the entry pool for the event also set a new record with 10,043 players, far surpassing the 8,773 set in 2006.
Weinman’s win in the 2020 Big Game was his biggest to date, by far; his previous highest win was for $892,433 in the 2017 World Poker Tour Main Event.
I was really uncertain about whether I should return or not.
Weinman has participated in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for 16 years. After achieving a historic win, Weinman told reporters: “I wasn’t sure if I should come back and play in this tournament. It’s surreal that I won the Main Event because poker has so much luck involved. I believe I played really well.”
Steven Jones placed second and won $6.5 million, while Adam Walton placed third and won $4 million as the other two top prizes in the Main Event.