Biggest Names Left In The Main Event 2023

11 months ago

That’s a wrap on Day 6 of the Main Event, and we’re only a couple of days away from finding out our official 2023 Main Event final table. But who’s left in the Main Event that we care about? While it’s a nice story to see random amateurs make a deep run, many poker fans want to see familiar faces in the latter stages of the Main Event.

To help you find out who to root for, we’ve found the biggest names left in the Main Event at the end of Day 6.

Euro Stacks

There are still a couple of big-name European players left in the Main Event; Toby Lewis from the UK and Jan-Peter Jachtmann are all still in with a shot of making the final table, sitting 15th and 16th in chips respectively. Toby Lewis gained headlines earlier in the week when he folded the nut flush on a paired board, only to be shown the bluff from his opponent – take a look below if you want to catch up on that moment.

Jan-Peter spent much of his day at one of the feature tables, and used his years of experience to accumulate a decent chip stack. While best known as a PLO player, he’s certainly showing that he’s just as competitive with two cards as he is with four cards.

There are a number of other European players still in on Day 7, with Juan Maceiras Lapido from Spain the highest placed among them, currently sitting second in chips, with Tim Van Loo from Austria in 5th.

The A-Team

As you would expect from the Main Event, there are still plenty of Americans in contention. Joshua Payne ends Day 6 as the chip leader; after starting the day 5th in chips, he managed to bag nearly 48 million chips to bring forward into Day 7.

Daniel Weinman spent much of the day on the feature table and has been chipping up nicely against some of his more inexperienced opponents. Currently sitting in 3rd in the standings, if he can keep accumulating chips at this rate, we can expect him to be a key player in the final few days of the Main Event.

The WSOP Circuit legend Maurice Hawkins has also bagged a stack for the seventh day of the Main Event. One of the chip leaders in the early stages of this tournament, Maurice has been using all of his experience in big-field tournaments to navigate his way through arguably the biggest one of all! However, he’ll need to get something going early on in Day 7, as he’s coming into the day with one of the shortest stacks.

Owner of ConciousPoker, Alec Torelli, has also managed to bag a stack for Day 7 on the Main Event, as has bracelet winner Sam Stein.


Who are you rooting for to make this year’s Main Event final table? Is your favourite player still in, or are you following a new player for the first time? Let us know on social media by following us on Facebook and Instagram. to stay up to date with the latest goings on in the poker world.

view all

Monthly Rake Chase – €10k First Prize
100% up to $1,000
SwC Poker
No-rake Microstakes and Weekly leaderboard
100% up to $1,000

View all >

Betsson Poker
100% up to €600
Monthly Rake Chase – €10k First Prize
Guts Poker
100% up to €1000
Betsafe Poker
Complete Poker Missions to earn Rewards