Final Table Profile: Steven Jones
Steven Jones’ Main Event Story
Steven Jones is an American poker player and real estate broker that resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Prior to his run to the WSOP Main Event final table in 2023, Jones had $245,346 in live tournament cashes. The biggest of these was $57,425 for a 9th place finish in 2018’s WSOP Event #07: $565 No Limit Hold’em Colossus. Jones also had a deep run to eighth place in the 2021 Tag Team event with his partner Zachary Erdwurm.
‘This has been a life goal of mine since I was a kid.”
“There’s nothing that is going to beat this I don’t think. This has been a life goal of mine since I was a kid. It really hasn’t sunk in yet all the way but I’m going to try to be present in the moment and enjoy every second.”
Jones’ Run to the Final Table
Jones was in early form on Day 1c when he nearly finished in the top 200 in a field of 3,080. From there, he maintained the pace with top-200 finishes on Day 2abc and Day 3, but he fell to the bottom quarter of the pack on Day 4 with only 29 big blinds in the bag for a field of 441 returning on Day 5.
Jones stayed in the back of the pack on Day 5, turning in a 96th-best bag of 2,770,000 in a returning field of 149. Day 6 was much of the same with a bag of 6,250,000 for Day 7, good for 36th of the returning 49.
It was on Day 7 that Jones won over 60,000,000 chips and found himself in the fourth spot on the leaderboard with 15 players coming back on Day 8 for their shot at final table glory.
Jones secured his spot on Day 8 with another remarkable run that included a gutsy call with ace-high to catch the bluff of Adam Walton. Jones will sit down in Seat 1 at the 2023 Main Event final table with the second-most chips at the start of the day.
“It’s the craziest thing. I don’t even feel like I’ve accomplished anything yet. I’m not even looking at the money. I haven’t looked at pay jumps since there were 20 people left. My goal is the first place.”
How Jones 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|
2023 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts
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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