06/09/14 12:46:16 AM PST
Dan Heimiller Wins the 2014 WSOP Seniors Championship
Dan Heimiller was among the bigger stacks out of the 32 players returning to the tables for Day 3 of the record-breaking Event #17: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2014 World Series Of Poker. With an original field size of 4,425, this event was no short feat of accomplishment for Heimiller, who ultimately emerged victorious after almost 10 hours of play on Sunday.
The Las Vegas poker pro collected a career-high payday of $627,462 and his second gold bracelet.
When the field got down to 10 players, David Smith went down to as low as one and a half big blinds before making a chip-and-a-chair comeback to enter the official nine-handed final table third in chips. Then, Michael Frederick lost a flip with the against the to set the stage for the official final table.
Heimiller lost the lead straight away after Donald Maas doubled up through him, and then iIn Hand #11, Jim Custer could not improve with the versus the and finished in ninth place. David Vida followed only eight hands later and Doc Barry busted on Hand #22 after being previously crippled by Anthony Wise.
From there, it took only two more hands to reduce the field to five when David Tran lost the coin flip with the against the . Dennis Phillips finished second to Allyn Jaffrey Shulman in 2012 and he would have to settle for fifth this time after four-bet shoving with the into the of Maas. Exactly one hand later, Anthony Wise hit the rail in fourth place, which led to three-handed play carrying on for two hours.
Both Heimiller and Maas put a lot of pressure on short stack David Smith, and the latter then bowed out on Hand #122 after losing a flip.
Heimiller started the heads-up match with a 3-1 lead, and it only took six hands to determine the winner when Heimiller flopped a straight to send Maas out the door in second place.
Final Table Results
With the victory secured, Heimiller darted off to Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship where his late-reg stack was being blinded off. With a shining new gold bracelet wrapped around his wrist and $627,462 in prize money in his pocket, the rest of the night was all smiles for Heimiller as he worked his way through the rest of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.
Congratulations to all of the winners from the record event, and especially to Dan Heimiller for becoming the 2014 WSOP Seniors Championship champion.
06/09/14 12:06:00 AM PST
Donald Maas Eliminated in Second Place ($388,054)
Donald Maas completed the blind on the button and Dan Heimiller checked his option in the big blind.
They saw a flop of and Mass called a raise to 600,000 from Heimiller.
The turn card was the . Maas bet 500,000 and Heimiller called.
The river completed the board. There was a bet of 300,000 from Heimiller and Mass moved all in.
Heimiller instantly called and flipped over the for the flopped straight.
Mass couldn't beat it and he finished the tournament in second place making Heimiller the winner.
|Dan Heimiller||13,275,000||3,570,000 |
|Donald Maas||0||-3,570,000 |06/08/14 11:54:53 PM PST
Hands # 123-127 Heads Up Begins – There Can Be Only One
Hand #123: Dan Heimiller opened for 300,000 and Donald Maas folded.
Hand #124: Mass made it 360,000 and Heimiller folded showing .
Hand #125: Heimiller called and Maas checked. Flop of . Both checked and the turn was the . Mass bet 300,000 and won the pot.
Hand #126: Maas limped and Heimiller raised to 320,000. Maas made the call. The flop was . Heimiller bet 350,000 and took it down.
Hand #127: Heimiller folded.
06/08/14 11:40:46 PM PST
Quick Break And Heads Up Chip Counts
The players have been sent into a five minute break to set up the table for heads up play.
|Dan Heimiller||9,705,000||5,470,000 |
|Donald Maas||3,570,000||-3,255,000 |06/08/14 11:39:10 PM PST
David Smith Eliminated in Third Place ($279,412)
Hand #122: Ronald Maas limped, Dan Heimiller filled up in the small blind and David Smith moved all in from the big blind. Maas quickly folded, but Heimiller took longer for his decision. He did make the call!
The board bricked and Smith has been eliminated in third place for a payday of $279,412.
|David Smith||0||-2,195,000 |06/08/14 11:37:22 PM PST
Hand #121: Heimiller Squeezes
Hand #121: Donald Maas raised the small blind to 250,000 and Dan Heimiller called to see the flop. Maas bet 400,000 and then folded when Heimiller raised to 900,000.
06/08/14 11:30:46 PM PST
Hands #115-120 Swapping Chips
Hand #115: Dan Heimiller limped the small blind. David Smith moved all in from the big blind and Heimiller folded.
Hand #116: Dan Heimiller opened for 250,000. Smith folded and Maas called. The flop was . Maas checked and Heimiller bet 200,000. Mass let it go.
Hand #117: Maas in the small blind raised to 260,000 and Heimiller called in the big blind. A flop of and both checked to see the turn . Checked again to the river . Maas bet 400,000 and Heimiller folded.
Hand #118: Heimiller made it 300,000 and Smith called. The flop was . Smith bet 300,000 and Heimiller called. The on the turn and Smith bet 600,000. Smith won the pot.
Hand #119: Heimiller made it 275,000 and took it down.
Hand #120: Maas made it 250,000 and Heimiller called. The flop was . Maas bet 400,000 and Heimiller raised to 900,000. Maas folded.
06/08/14 11:21:17 PM PST
Hands #110-114: Smith All In, No Call
Hand #110: Limped pot to the flop and Dan Heimiller took down the pot with a bet.
Hand #111: Heimiller raised to 300,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #112: David Smith raised to 400,000 and Heimiller moved all in, Smith folded.
Hand #113: Smith moved all in and neither opponent called.
Hand #114: Donald Maas raised to 285,000 out of the small blind and Heimiller folded in the big blind.
06/08/14 11:17:15 PM PST
Hands #105-109 Heimiller Stepping it Up
Hand #105: Dan Heimiller made it 250,000. Give that man the blind and antes.
Hand #106: David Smith made it 400,000 and Donald Maas called. The flop was and when Maas checked Smith went all in and Maas folded.
Hand #107: Smith moved all in and got folds.
Hand #108: Heimiller opened for 250,000 and Maas called. The flop was and Mass checked to see a 350,000 bet from Heimiller and he let him have it.
Hand #109: Maas called the small blind and Heimiller checked the big blind. The flop was and Heimiller bet 175,000 which Maas called. The on the turn and a 450,000 from Heimiller saw Maas call again. The river was the . A bet of 500,000 from Heimiller and Maas finally let his hand go.
06/08/14 11:07:50 PM PST
Hands #99-104: Heimiller Keeps Up The Pressure
Hand #99: David Smith raised to 375,000 and won the pot uncontested.
Hand #100: Donald Maas raised to 250,000 and Dan Heimiller called. The flop got checked through and Maas check-folded the turn after the 250,000 bet of Heimiller.
Hand #101: Heimiller raised to 300,000 from the small blind. Smith folded the big blind.
Hand #102: Heimiller made it 300,000 to go, Maas called out of the big blind. On the flop, Heimiller took it down with a continuation bet of 300,000.
Hand #103: Maas limped from the small blind and Heimiller checked. Both player proceeded to check the flop. On the turn, Maas bet 300,000 and then folded when Heimiller raised it up to 750,000.
Hand #104: Maas raised to 250,000 and Smith called in the big blind. Both players checked until the river. Smith bet 500,000 and quickly folded when Maas raised to two million.
06/08/14 10:59:15 PM PST
Hand #94-98. Maas Flushed With Success
Hand #95: Donald Maas made it 250,000 on the button and the blinds called. The flop was . The blinds checked and Maas made it 300,000. Two callers and all three saw the turn card. A bet of 550,000 this time from Maas and Heimiller called. The river was checked by Heimiller and when Maas bet 1,000,000 Heimiller called. Maas showed the straight with and that was the winner.
Hand #96: Heimiller opened for 300,000. Maas made the call. The flop was . Maas checked and Heimiller bet 400,000 and got a call. The turn card was the . Maas checked again and Heimiller bet 1,000,000. Maas now folded.
Hand #97: Smith limped the button and three players saw a flop of . Everyone checked to see the turn. Three checks and the river was the . A bet of 325,000 from Maas and Heimiller thought it over, looking at the flop. Heimiller called, Smith folded and Heimiller mucked when he saw the flush of Maas.
Hand #98: Maas made it 250,000 and took the pot down.
06/08/14 10:48:56 PM PST
Level 31 started
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Hands #89-93: Four In a Row For Heimiller
Hand #89: Donald Maas raised to 250,000 and Dan Heimiller called, so did David Smith. On the flop, Heimiller won the pot with a bet of 350,000.
Hand #90: Heimiller raised to 275,000 and both opponents folded, he showed an ace.
Hand #91: Maas limped from the small blind and folded when Heimiller raised to 200,000.
Hand #92: Heimiller raised to 300,000 from the small blind and won the pot.
Hand #93: Heimiller folded. Smith limped and Maas checked, on the flop both players invested 100,000. Smith checked the turn and folded after Maas led for 350,000.
06/08/14 10:40:16 PM PST
Hands #83-88 Honours Even
Hand #83: All three players saw a flop of . David Smith bet 225,000 and won the pot.
Han #84: Smith and Maas saw the flop Smith bet 150,000 and Donald Maas folded.
Hand #85: Dan Heimiller got a walk.
Hand #86: Maas raised to 250,000 from the button and the pot was pushed his way.
Hand #87: Heimiller made it 250,000 from the button and big blind Maas called. The flop was . Both checked and saw the turn. Maas bet 300,000 and Heimiller raised to 700,000. Maas folded.
Hand #88: Maas in the small blind called and Heimiller checked the big blind. The flop was and Maas bet 100,000 which Heimiller called. They both checked the turn and when the fell on the river a 300,000 bet from Maas got the job done.
06/08/14 10:32:30 PM PST
Hands #78-82: High Speed Poker Continues
Hand #78: David Smith raised to 300,000 from the small blind and won the big blind and antes.
Hand #79: Donald Maas raised to 250,000 from the small blind, dan Heimiller made the call one seat over. After the flop, Maas bet 300,000 and got called. He then check-folded the turn when Heimiller led for 500,000.
Hand #80: Heimiller raised to 300,000 out of the small blind and got a fold from Smith.
Hand #81: Heimiller raised to 225,000 and Maas called in the big blind to see the flop. Both players checked and Maas took down the pot with a bet of 300,000 after the turn.
Hand #82: The T100,000 chips have been introduced. Maas limped the small blind and Heimiller raised to 350,000. Heimiller continued for 350,000 on the flop and Maas called, both checked the turn. The showed up on the river and Maas avoided the showdown with a successful bet of 500,000.
06/08/14 10:24:02 PM PST
Hands #73-77 Action More Conservative
Hand #73: David Smith called in the small blind. Donald Maas made it 250,000 from the big blind. Smith folded after some thought.
Hand #74: Dan Heimiller got a walk.
Hand #75: Heimiller completed the small blind and Smith checked. They checked down the . Smith won the pot with and an unannounced card.
Hand #75: Heimiller made it 250,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #76: Smith raised 200,000 and Maas called. The flop was . Smith bet and Maas folded.
Hand #77: Heimiller limped the small blind and Smith in the big blind checked. They checked it all the way down on . Heimiller's won the pot.
06/08/14 10:18:21 PM PST
Hands #68-72: Straight For Smith
Hand #68: David Smith raised and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #69: Donald Maas raised to 250,000 and Smith called. On the flop, Smith won the pot with a bet of 500,000.
Hand #70: Dan Heimiller raised to 275,000 and claimed the blinds and antes.
Hand #71: Maas raised the small blind to 250,000 and Heimiller called one seat over. On the flop, Maas continued for 300,000 and Heimiller mucked his cards.
Hand #72: Heimiller limped from the small blind and Smith checked his option. Both checked the flop and the turn. The river completed the board and Heimiller checked again, Smith bet 150,000 and was called. Smith won the pot with .
06/08/14 10:12:19 PM PST
Hands #66-67 Two for Heimiller
Hand #66: Dan Heimiller limped the small blind and this time David Smith in the big blind checked. The flop was the and Smith led for 100,000. Heimiller called to see the turn . Smith checked and Heimiller bet 300,000. Smith made the fold.
Hand #67: Heimiller made it 250,000 and Smith called. The flop was the and both players checked. They also checked the turn. On the river Smith made it 350,000 and Heimiller just called. Smith had but Heimiller made the call with and won another pot.
06/08/14 10:07:13 PM PST
Hands #61-65: Psycho War Between Maas And Heimiller
Hand #61: Dan Heimiller raised to 250,000 and folded when David Smith moved all in once again.
Hand #62: Donald Maas limped from the small blind and Heimiller raised to 300,000 one seat over. Maas called and then folded after the flop when Heimiller made it 400,000 to go.
Hand #63: Maas limped again, this time from the button. Heimiller raised to 350,000 and only Maas called to see the flop. Heimiller checked and Maas won the pot with a bet of 350,000.
Hand #64: Raise and take it for Heimiller.
Hand #65: Maas limped, Heimiller raised to 250,000 and Maas called. On the flop, Maas check-raised from 250,000 to 500,000 and Heimiller called. Maas bet 500,000 after the turn but mucked his cards when Heimiller min-raised to 1 million.
06/08/14 09:57:03 PM PST
Hands #57-60 No Cheap Flops for Heimiller as Smith Shoves
Hand #57: Dan Heimiller completed the small blind and David Smith moved all in from the big blind. Heimiller folded.
Hand #58: Heimiller made it 275,000 and Donald Maas called. The flop was Heimiller bet 35,000 and Maas called. The turn was the . A bet of 375,000 from Heimiller and now Maas folded.
Hand #59: Smith made it 300,000 on the button and Maas made it 1,350,000. Heimiller folded the big blind. Smith checked his cards again and threw them away.
Hand #60: Heimiller completed the small blind and once more Smith shoved from the big blind. Heimiller again threw his hand away.