Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:50 AM Local Time
Jonathan Dimmig Wins the Millionaire Maker Event #8
The first millionaire of the 2014 World Series of Poker 2014 has been crowned as Jonathan Dimmig emerged victorious to "bring a championship to Buffalo." In the post-tournament interview with WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla, Dimmig admitted to having no idea what the future has in store for him. "But I hope it is a sign of good things to come and will play a few more events here at the WSOP," he said.
Dimmig's plan for Day 1 was simply to "get through" and he "had the best day of my life" on Day 2. He considered the final table as a "once in a lifetime experience" and would "never sit back and wait" just to move up in the payouts.
About a year and a half ago Dimmig quit his full-time job to take on poker after realizing that he could make more through poker even as a part time job. Since then and has played "maybe eight or nine" tournaments at the WSOP since moving to Las Vegas. Last year he finished seventh in a daily $325 deep stack after going through a huge field and was disappointed with the final result. He has nothing to be disappointed about tonight after outlasting the second largest live tournament field in poker history.
Dimmig wasn't among the chip leaders going into the final table, Stephen Graner held an almost 3-to-1 lead over each of his opponents when level 29 kicked off at blinds 40,000-80,000 with an ante of 10,000.
Graner lost the lead in the third hand of play on after trying to push James Duke out of a pot but the latter called with pocket kings and held up. The first player to hit the rail was Maurice Hawkins in hand #19 after getting it in preflop with against the of Graner and the on the flop immediately shut down all hopes of a double up.
Andrew Dick followed in eight place after he was unable to improve with against the of Dimmig in hand #23. Jason Johnson started the final table as shortest stack and managed to climb two payout spots before bowing out in seventh place. The fast paced action continued and shortly after, start-of-the-day chip leader Stephen Graner was eliminated in sixth place. He rivered a straight with but Jonathan Dimmig had turned the higher straight with and jumped into the lead.
Down to five players, more than three hours passed without elimination and it was Bradley Anderson, who took fifth place for $355,913. He flopped top pair with in hand #94 but James Duke spiked middle set with pocket queens and the runner runner miracle never happened. The only non American on the final table, Andrew Teng, finished in fourth place after losing a flip with against in hand #139.
Three handed play started very passive and several double ups occurred before Andrew Duke was sent to the rail in third place. He was left short stacked after previous confrontations and flopped top pair after a preflop all in with in hand #184, but Dimmig turned the higher pair with . Heads-Up play started with a bang in the first hand as Dimmig doubled up through Jeffrey Coburn and only five hands later the two saw the flop. Dimmig moved all in with and Coburn called short stacked with , the turn and river blanked and the record-breaking Millionaire Maker with stunning 7,977 entries had crowned its winner.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:23 AM Local Time
Jeffrey Coburn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($815,963)
Hand #188: Jonathan Dimmig keeps up the pressure. After a checked through flop and a bet on the turn, he moved all in after the river and enforced a fold from Jeffrey Coburn.
Hand #189: Dimmig moved all in and that won the pot.
Hand #190: Coburn raised to 1.5 million and Dimmig called. They both saw the flop and Dimmig moved all in once again. Coburn didn't have much left and made the call!
Dimmig was two card away from becoming the first millionaire at the WSOP 2014 and the turn was no threat either. One more card to go. And it was the , putting an end to the tournament and generating a loud cheer from the rail of Jonathan Dimmig. "LET'S GO BUFFALO" is all she said.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:15 AM Local Time
Hands #186-187: Dimmig Adds to Chip Lead
Hand #186: Jeff Coburn opened for 1.25 million and Jonathan Dimmig moved all in. Coburn folded and Dimmig added to his chip lead.
Hand #187: Dimmig completed the small blind and Coburn checked his option. They both checked the flop. They did the same on the turn and the river. Dimmig had for a straight and took down the pot.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:13 AM Local Time
Hand #185: All In and a Call First Hand of Heads-Up Play
Hand #185: First hand of heads-up play. Jeffrey Coburn raised to 1.5 million and was called. The flop saw the continuation bet of Coburn for 1.65 million and Jonathan Dimmig raised it up. Coburn moved all in and was called immediately:
Top two pair versus top pair and flush draw. The turn gave some chop odds but the was a blank and Dimmig doubled up into the lead.
|Jonathan Dimmig||26,100,000||13,050,000 |
|Jeffrey Coburn||9,800,000||-13,050,000 |
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:07 AM Local Time
James Duke Eliminated in 3rd Place ($614,368)
Hand #184: James Duke moved all in first to act and was called by Jonathan Dimmig. It was for a total of 3.1 million and the hands were placed face up in the middle for all to see:
The flop came and Duke took the lead with a pair of eights. The turn, however, catapulted Dimmig into the lead with the . The river was the and Duke was eliminated in 3rd place. Dimmig's rail let out a "let's go Buffalo" chant as he stacked the chips.
|Jeffrey Coburn||22,850,000||1,850,000 |
|Jonathan Dimmig||13,050,000||1,650,000 |
|James Duke||0||-3,500,000 |
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:01 AM Local Time
Hands #182-183: Duke Under Pressure
Hand #182: James Duke moved all in and took the blinds and antes.
Hand #183: Jeffrey Coburn and Duke saw the flop that got checked through. On the turn, Coburn bet 850,000 and was called before firing 1.3 million once the appeared on the river.
Duke was sent into the think tank and then said "I better have something there," talking to himself and the opponent. He checked the cards again and then folded.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:56 PM Local Time
Hands #177-181: Coburn Takes Chip Lead
Hand #177: Jonathan Dimmig raised to 1.0 million and James Duke called from the big blind. The flop came and Duke check-folded to Dimmig's bet.
Hand #178: Dimmig received a walk.
Hand #179: Dimmig completed the small blind and Jeff Coburn popped it up to 1.4 million total. Dimmig called.
The flop came and Dimmig checked. Coburn bet 1.6 million and Dimmig folded.
Hand #180: Dimmig opened to 1 million from the button. Coburn called from the small blind and Duke joined in as well from the big blind.
The flop came and Coburn checked. Duke bet 1.5 million and Dimmig called. Coburn folded.
The turn was the and both players checked. The dealer put out the on the river and they again checked. Duke showed and Dimmig for tens and sixes. Dimmig raked in the pot.
Hand #181: Coburn opened for 1.2 million from the button. Duke called from the small blind and Dimmig also called.
The flop came . Duke and Dimmig checked and Coburn bet 1.6 million. Duke called and Dimmig folded.
The turn was the and Duke check-called Coburn's 2 million bet.
The river was the and Duke checked to Coburn who placed out a 3.3 million bet. Duke moved all in and was snap-called by Coburn who held for trip kings. Duke could only show for aces and kings. Coburn had 5.525 million behind and with that pot assumed the chip lead for the first time all night.
|Jeffrey Coburn||21,000,000||10,725,000 |
|Jonathan Dimmig||11,400,000||3,800,000 |
|James Duke||3,500,000||-14,450,000 |
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:40 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:26 PM Local Time
Chip Counts End of Level 36
|James Duke||17,950,000||3,225,000 |
|Jeffrey Coburn||10,275,000||1,850,000 |
|Jonathan Dimmig||7,600,000||-1,150,000 |
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:23 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 20-minute break.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:22 PM Local Time
Hands #173-176: Duuuuuukkkkkeeeeeee!!!
Hand #173: James Duke opened for 800,000 from the button. Jonathan Dimmig folded from the small blind and Jeff Coburn three-bet to 2.3 million out of the big blind. Duke four-bet to 4.3 million. Coburn mulled it over and let his hand go after approximately 30 seconds. A loud "Duuuuuukkkkeeeee" came from the rail as Duke dragged the pot.
Hand #174: Duke completed the small blind and Dimmig checked his option. The flop came and both players checked. The turn was the and Duke check-folded to Dimmig's 700,000 wager.
Hand #175: Coburn opened to 950,000 and was called by Dimmig in the big blind. The flop came and Dimmig check-folded to Coburn's 1.2 million bet.
Hand #176: Dimmig opened to 900,000 from the small blind and Coburn quickly three-bet to 2.0 million. Dimmig said "I think I believe you" and let his hand go.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:16 PM Local Time
Hands #168-172: Dimmig Scores The Double
Hand #168: Raised pot pre flop from Jeffrey Coburn and James Duke called. Coburn followed up the flop with a continuation bet of 1 million and that was enough to win the pot.
Hand #169: Raise and take it for Coburn, nobody wanted to call his 950,000.
Hand #170: Jonathan Dimmig raised to 900,000 and that did the trick.
Hand #171: Dimmig made it 800,000 to go and both opponents called. On the flop, Duke bet 1.4 million and was met with a min-raise to 2.8 million by Dimmig. Coburn surrendered and Duke asked his opponent "How much you got behind?"
Duke took about two minutes and then called. The turn saw Duke leading for 2 million and Dimmig ended up folding his cards. Some guys on the rail came up with a "Duuuuuke" followed by "Show the bluff." Duke simply sent his cards to the dealer.
Hand #172: Duke wasn't done yet with stacking the chips of the previous hand and raised to 900,000. Dimmig moved all in and Duke once again asked for a count. It was 4,275,000 in total and now Duke started stacking the remaining chips to have a better idea of his stack size.
Duke called after he was done stacking and then some more. It was off to the races:
The was great for Dimmig as he now had an open ended straight draw as well. However, the showed up on the turn. The rail erupted and the dealer delivered the for an even bigger cheer of the rail from Dimmig. He doubled up and the field is more even again.
|Jonathan Dimmig||8,750,000||-4,250,000 |
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:55 PM Local Time
Hands #163-167: The Coburn Report
Hand #163: James Duke completed the small blind and Jonathan Dimmig checked his option. The flop came and both players checked. The turn was the and Duke check-folded to Dimmig's bet.
Hand #164: Dimmig opened for 900,000 from the small blind and Jeff Coburn moved all in from the big blind. Dimmig made a face and said something quietly to himself. He took a glance at his hand and let it go to give Coburn the pot.
Hand #165: Dimmig opened for 800,000 and Coburn moved all in for the 2nd hand in a row. Dimmig folded.
Hand #166: Coburn limped in and Duke completed the small blind. Dimmig checked his option. The flop came and Duke led out for 500,000 and was called by Dimmig. Coburn folded.
The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the and Duke bet 1.4 million. Dimmig made the call and mucked when Duke showed for trip deuces.
Hand #167: Duke limped in and we again saw a three way flop which came . Dimmig bet 600,000 and Coburn made it 1.6 million to go. Duke folded and Dimmig called.
The turn was the and both players checked. The turn was the and Dimmig checked. Coburn bet 2.4 million and a sour look came over Dimmig's face. He thought for a moment and then let his hand go to give the pot to Coburn.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:43 PM Local Time
Hands #158-162: Dimmig Stays Active
Hand #158: James Duke raised to 800,000 and Jonathan Dimmig made it 1.7 million to go. Jeffrey Coburn folded and Duke quickly grabbed the chips for the call. We saw the flop and Dimmig continued for 1.15 million.
Again Duke quickly went into his stack, but only to play with the chips and giving it some thought. He then released the cards to the dealer and Dimmig raked in the pot.
Hand #159: Coburn limped from the small blind and Duke raised it up for another 600,000. "That will take it," announced the floor man and Duke stacked the chips.
Hand #160: Coburn raised to 1 million from the button. Duke folded the small blind but Dimmig called the additional 600,000 to see the flop. Dimmig checked, Coburn bet 1.4 million and Dimmig moved all in. That shut down the action and Coburn folded.
Hand #161: Coburn received a walk.
Hand #162: Dimmig raised to 800,000 and Duke made the call. The dealer spread the flop and Duke bet 1 million. It didn't take long for Dimmig to raise it up to 2.6 million and Duke counted out the chips for a call.
Duke sat there silently for a minute and then mucked his cards.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:30 PM Local Time
Hands #153-157: First Three-Way Flop Goes to Duke
Hand #153: Jonathan Dimmig opened for 800,000 and Jeff Coburn moved all in. James Duke folded and Dimmig looked at Coburn and released his hand.
Hand #154: Duke opened for 800,000 and collected the blinds and antes.
Hand #155: Dimmig raised to 900,000 from the small blind and Coburn called from the big blind. The flop came and Dimmig bet 800,000 and Coburn folded.
Hand #156: Dimmig was on the button and opened to 800,000. The other two folded to give him the blinds and antes.
Hand #157: Coburn raised to 950,000 from the button. Duke called from the small blind and Dimmig joined in on the fun. The flop came and it was checked around.
The turn was the and Duke talked to himself for a moment before saying "1.5 million." The other two folded and Duke took down the pot.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:21 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:21 PM Local Time
Hands #149-152: Ace-High Is Good For Duke
Hand #149: A new dealer arrived. James Duke raised to 700,000 and Jonathan Dimmig moved all in. James peeked at his cards again and then asked for a count. He tossed his cards towards the dealer after 30 seconds of consideration and temptation.
Hand #150: Dimmig raised to 600,000 and Jeffrey Coburn three-bet to 1.5 million. Duke mucked and Dimmig did so as well.
Hand #151: A walk for Dimmig.
Hand #152: Duke raised to 700,000 and Coburn defended his big blind. On the flop, Coburn bet 850,000 and Duke called. Both checked the turn and the followed on the river. Duke won the pot with .
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:13 PM Local Time
Hands #144-148: The Dimmig and Duke Show
Hand #144: Jonathan Dimmig opened to 600,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #145: John Duke completed the small blind and Dimmig checked his option. The flop came and it went check-check. The turn was the and it was again checked.
The river was the and Duke bet 600,000 and took down the pot when Dimmig folded.
Hand #146: Dimmig opened to 725,000 and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #147: Dimmig opened to 600,000 from the button and was called by Duke from the big blind. The two checked the flop and turn but Duke would bet 800,000 on the river which would be enough to win him the pot.
Hand #148: Jeff Coburn raised and collected the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:07 PM Local Time
Hands #140-143: Minor Action
Hand #140: James Duke raised to 700,000 and Jeffrey Coburn called in the big blind. He check-folded the flop after Duke followed up with a continuation bet of 900,000.
Hand #141: Jonathan Dimmig raised to 600,000 from the button and Duke defended his big blind. On the flop, both players checked. Duke then bet 600,000 after the turn and Dimmig raised to 1.6 million. Duke squeezed it to 2.6 million and that won the first sizeable pot in three-handed play.
Hand #142: Coburn raised to 725,000 and Dimmig made the call in the big blind. We missed the action on the flop, but again there was no action after the first three community cards.
Dimmig also checked the turn and Coburn led for 1 million. Call from Dimmig. The completed the board and Dimmig checked for the third time. Coburn checked behind and Dimmig had made a pair with the six, Coburn won the pot with for a pair of jacks.
Hand #143: Duke raised to 700,000 and then folded when Coburn three-bet to 1.6 million.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:58 PM Local Time
Andrew Teng Eliminated in 4th Place ($465,972)
Hand #137: Andrew Teng moved all in for the second hand in a row and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #138: Jonathan Dimmig opened for 600,000 and Jeff Coburn reraised to 1.6 million. Dimmig called the additional million. The dealer spread a flop of and both players checked.
The turn was the and Dimmig led out for 1.2 million. Coburn peeked back at his cards and moved all in for an additional 3.325 million. Dimmig glanced over at his opponent, but Coburn sat there motionless, looking straight ahead. Dimmig looked back at his cards one last time and released his hand with a smile.
Hand #139: Teng moved all in first to act from the small blind with and was called by Dimmig out of the big blind with .
The flop came to move Teng into the lead and his rail let out a roar of approval.
The turn was the and now it was Dimmig's rail whooping it up as Teng was now drawing dead. The river was a meaningless and they counted down the two stacks. Dimmig had 6.3 million behind which covered Teng by approximately one big blind.
The likeable pro from London in the UK was eliminated in 4th place, collecting $465,972 for his outstanding four days of play.
|Jonathan Dimmig||13,000,000||7,600,000 |
|Andrew Teng||0||-7,350,000 |