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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, May 31, 2014 to Thursday, June 05, 2014

Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $10,768,950
  • Entries: 7,977
  • Remaining: 6
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06/03/14 11:50:20 PM PST
 
Jonathan Dimmig Wins the Millionaire Maker Event #8
 

Event 08 Champion Jonathan Dimmig

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.

FINAL RESULTS

PositionPlayerPayout
1Jonathan Dimmig$1,319,587
2Jeffrey Coburn$815,963
3James Duke$614,368
4Andrew Teng$465,972
5Bradley Anderson$355,913
6Stephen Graner$273,854
7Jason Johnson$211,394
8Andrew Dick$164,118
9Maurice Hawkins$128,150

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.

Jonathan Dimmig celebrating with his rail
06/03/14 11:23:13 PM PST
 
Jeffrey Coburn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($815,963)
 

Jeffrey Coburn

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!

Coburn:   
Dimmig:   

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.

06/03/14 11:15:40 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 11:13:10 PM PST
 
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:

Coburn:   
Dimmig:   

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 Dimmig26,100,00013,050,000
Jeffrey Coburn9,800,000-13,050,000
06/03/14 11:07:28 PM PST
 
James Duke Eliminated in 3rd Place ($614,368)
 

James Duke

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:

Duke:   
Dimmig:   

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 Coburn22,850,0001,850,000
Jonathan Dimmig13,050,0001,650,000
James Duke0-3,500,000
06/03/14 11:01:02 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 10:56:11 PM PST
 
Hands #177-181: Coburn Takes Chip Lead
 

Jeffrey Coburn

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 Coburn21,000,00010,725,000
Jonathan Dimmig11,400,0003,800,000
James Duke3,500,000-14,450,000
06/03/14 10:40:29 PM PST
 
Level 37 started
 
Level: 37 Blinds: 250000/500000 Ante: 50000
06/03/14 10:26:11 PM PST
 
Chip Counts End of Level 36
 
James Duke17,950,0003,225,000
Jeffrey Coburn10,275,0001,850,000
Jonathan Dimmig7,600,000-1,150,000
06/03/14 10:23:42 PM PST
 
Break
 

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

06/03/14 10:22:43 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 10:16:21 PM PST
 
Hands #168-172: Dimmig Scores The Double
 

Jonathan Dimmig

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:

Duke:   
Dimmig:   

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 Dimmig8,750,000-4,250,000
06/03/14 09:55:18 PM PST
 
Hands #163-167: The Coburn Report
 

Jeffrey Coburn

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.

06/03/14 09:43:51 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 09:30:51 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 09:21:47 PM PST
 
Level 36 started
 
Level: 36 Blinds: 200000/400000 Ante: 50000
06/03/14 09:21:42 PM PST
 
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   .

06/03/14 09:13:59 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 09:07:55 PM PST
 
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.

06/03/14 08:58:02 PM PST
 
Andrew Teng Eliminated in 4th Place ($465,972)
 

Andrew Teng

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 Dimmig13,000,0007,600,000
Andrew Teng0-7,350,000
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