Arizona man leads final 3 players at WSOP Main Event

Steven Jones made the biggest move Sunday at the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event.
The real estate broker and recreational poker player from Scottsdale, Arizona, had about 40 percent of the chips in play when action at Horseshoe Las Vegas was halted with three players remaining.
The $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em World Championship continues at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Horseshoe Las Vegas and is scheduled to play down to a winner.
The three remaining players from the record field of 10,043 entrants are guaranteed at least $4 million but are fighting for the first prize of $12.1 million.
“I did some studying on the day off, and it definitely helped in a lot of smaller spots,” Jones said. “There were some big spots that pretty much played themselves out, and I was fortunate enough to have some big hands in those spots, which was nice. But I couldn’t have asked for a better day.”
Jones won sizable pot from Germany’s Jan-Peter Jachtmann during four-handed play to vault into the lead a few hands before Jachtmann was sent to the rail when he ran into the pocket aces of Adam Walton.
Jones finished with 238 million chips, while professional poker player Daniel Weinman was second with 199 million chips. Walton, a Henderson resident who entered the day with the lead, will have 165.5 million.
The final three players are all from the U.S. The last American champion of the Main Event was John Cynn in 2018.
“It’s a dream,” Jones said. “I think it would be goo …

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