2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Toby Lewis

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Final Table Profile: Toby Lewis

Seat: 2
Chip Count: 19,800,000
Big blinds: 20
Age: 34
hometown: Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Twitter: @810ofclubs

Toby Lewis’s Main Event Story

Toby Lewis’s run to the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table is no fluke. The British poker pro has been a crusher for years and is the most accomplished tournament player among the nine remaining players. He has over $8.2 million in live tournament cashes, per Hendon Mob, and is chasing his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet.

Lewis has cashes dating all the way back to 2009, his largest being a $1.2 million score for winning the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event, his crowning achievement as a poker player. Lewis followed that up with an A$818K win the next year, and then won a third title in Melbourne in 2020.

The King of Melbourne now has a shot at becoming the Emperor of Vegas after reaching the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table.

“Obviously it’s the best tournament of the year and it’s just a marathon, a grind, mental exhaustion. I think to make it this far is an achievement, you have to be very disciplined for a long time so I’m proud of that,” Lewis said after reaching the final table.

Lewis’s run to the final table

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Toby Lewis

Lewis didn’t exactly get off to a strong start to his main event. In fact, after Day 2d, he wasn’t much above his initial starting stack and was well below the average stack. On Day 3, he bumped it up a bit but was still only around an average stack.

What Lewis did exceptionally well throughout his run to glory was to keep grinding and patiently await his opportunity to build up his stack. That occurred on Day 5 when he increased his stack up to 4,275,000 by the end of the session. Despite his fantastic run on Day 5, one highly publicized fold with the nut flush against a crazy eight-high bluff stood out.

Still, the British pro shrugged it off, sticking with his reads throughout including a very disciplined fold against Jan-Peter Jachtmann with top two pair against a flopped flush on Day 7.

By the conclusion of Day 7, the British poker star was up to over 50 million chips, good for fifth out of 15 remaining players. As the final table approached on Day 8, he hit a rocky patch and finished with 19,800,000, the smallest stack entering Sunday’s second-to-last session.

“It didn’t go very well 10-handed, but maybe if we get shorter-handed. It’s not a huge advantage,” Lewis said when asked if his experience will give him an edge over the competition at the final table.

How Lewis Got to the Final Table

Day crisps rank
Day 1d 59,400 1.928/3.205
Day 2d 97,000 1.145/1.663
day 3 348,000 656/1.518
day 4 1,210,000 208/441
day 5 4,275,000 66/149
day 6 15,250,000 14/49
day 7 50,050,000 5/15
day 8 19,800,000 9/9
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2023 Main Event Final Table Seating

Seat players Country Chip Count Big blinds
1 Steven Jones United States 90,300,000 90
2 Juan Maceiras Spain 68,000,000 68
3 Daniel Holzner Italy 31,900,000 32
4 Adam Walton United States 143,800,000 144
5 Ruslan Prydryk Ukraine 50,700,000 51
6 Dean Hutchison United Kingdom 41,200,000 41
7 Toby Lewis United Kingdom 19,800,000 20
8th Daniel Weinman United States 81,700,000 82
9 Jan Peter Yachtman Germany 74,600,000 74

2023 Main Event Final Table Payouts

Place Prize
1 $12,100,000
2 $6,500,000
3 $4,000,000
4 $3,000,000
5 $2,400,000
6 $1,850,000
7 $1,425,000
8th $1,125,000
9 $900,000

2023 Main Event Final Table Player Stats

players 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
Jan Peter Yachtman Germany 2003 17 $1,907,632 $661,000
Juan Maceiras Spain 2006 2 $1,126,121 $467,532
Ruslan Prydryk Ukraine 2009 1 $461,758 $104,637
Dean Hutchison United Kingdom 2010 9 $723,865 $154,000
Daniel Holzner Italy 2012 1 $25,517 $5,944
Toby Lewis United Kingdom 2009 48 $8,213,474 $1,235,204

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The 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event returns on Sunday, July 16. You can follow the Main Event Final Table via the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog where we’ll cover all of the action in our exclusive WSOP Main Event Live Updates.


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