Mark Mounsey Leads the Final 45 in the 2023 WPT World Championship Main Event


The 2023 WPT World Championship has reached a thrilling stage, with Mark Mounsey leading the final 45 players into Day 5. The event, which drew an impressive 3,835 participants, saw Mounsey finish Day 4 at the top of the leaderboard with 18,725,000 chips, but the competition remains fierce, with several players closely trailing him in chip counts.

Naj Ajez, who led the field on Day 4, is still in a strong position, currently sitting 7th with 14,600,000 chips. The field remains packed with notable players, including Ren Lin who is in third place with 17,750,000 chips, Ben Heath with 16,600,000 chips, and Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger. Other prominent players still in contention are Chris Moorman, the power couple Kristen and Alex Foxen, and more. Adding to the diverse lineup is reality TV star Princess Love, known for her appearance in Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.

Top 15 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChip Count
1Mark Mounsey18,725,000
2Maxime Chilaud17,900,000
3Ren Lin17,750,000
4Raphael Blouet17,450,000
5Ben Heath16,600,000
6Ben Jacobs16,425,000
7Naj Ajez14,600,000
8Noel Rodriguez13,925,000
9Mario Navarro12,225,000
10Alex Jauregui12,075,000
11Artur Martirosian11,250,000
12Andrew Lichtenberger11,100,000
13Kristen Foxen10,300,000
14Chris Moorman10,200,000
15Tjan Tepeh9,475,000

The stakes are high as the first-place winner stands to win a massive $5,678,000, with all remaining players guaranteed at least $111,300.

Remaining Payouts

* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $10,400 seat into next year’s WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas.

Despite falling just short of meeting its $40 million guarantee, resulting in a $2,417,000 overlay, the championship event has been a record-breaker.

Day 5 of the WPT World Championship Main Event continues today at 12pm local time, with a livestream scheduled to start with a 30-minute delay. Fans and enthusiasts are encouraged to check back here to catch all the live action and see who will emerge as the 2023 WPT World Champion.

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