2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 Lone Star Poker Series partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,768,950
Players 7977

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 50,000
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
Day 4 Completed

Jonathan Dimmig Wins the Millionaire Maker Event #8

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Event 08 Champion Jonathan Dimmig
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.


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 {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} against the {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} of Graner and the {K-Clubs} 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 {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} against the {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} 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 {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} but Jonathan Dimmig had turned the higher straight with {8-Clubs}{9-Clubs} 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 {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} 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 {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} against {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} 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 {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds} in hand #184, but Dimmig turned the higher pair with {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}. 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 {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. Dimmig moved all in with {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Coburn called short stacked with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, the {10-Clubs} turn and {4-Diamonds} river blanked and the record-breaking Millionaire Maker with stunning 7,977 entries had crowned its winner.

Jonathan Dimmig celebrating with his rail

Tags: Andrew DickAndrew TengBradley AndersonJames DukeJason JohnsonJeffrey CoburnJonathan DimmigMaurice HawkinsStephen GranerWorld Series of PokerWSOP

Jeffrey Coburn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($815,963)

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Jeffrey Coburn
Jeffrey Coburn

Hand #188: Jonathan Dimmig keeps up the pressure. After a checked through {Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{K-Hearts} flop and a bet on the {8-Spades} turn, he moved all in after the {4-Clubs} 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 {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop and Dimmig moved all in once again. Coburn didn’t have much left and made the call!

Coburn: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Dimmig: {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Dimmig was two card away from becoming the first millionaire at the WSOP 2014 and the {10-Clubs} turn was no threat either. One more card to go. And it was the {4-Diamonds}, 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.

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Hands #186-187: Dimmig Adds to Chip Lead

thehazyone • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

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 {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. They did the same on the {8-Diamonds} turn and the {7-} river. Dimmig had {9-Spades}{8-Clubs} for a straight and took down the pot.

Hand #185: All In and a Call First Hand of Heads-Up Play

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #185: First hand of heads-up play. Jeffrey Coburn raised to 1.5 million and was called. The {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} 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: {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Dimmig: {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Top two pair versus top pair and flush draw. The {7-Clubs} turn gave some chop odds but the {4-Clubs} was a blank and Dimmig doubled up into the lead.

Jonathan Dimmig us 26,100,000 13,050,000
Jeffrey Coburn us 9,800,000 -13,050,000

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James Duke Eliminated in 3rd Place ($614,368)

thehazyone • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
James Duke
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: {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Dimmig: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The flop came {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Duke took the lead with a pair of eights. The turn, however, catapulted Dimmig into the lead with the {10-Hearts}. The river was the {6-Hearts} 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 us 22,850,000 1,850,000
Jonathan Dimmig us 13,050,000 1,650,000
James Duke us Busted

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Hands #182-183: Duke Under Pressure

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

Hand #182: James Duke moved all in and took the blinds and antes.

Hand #183: Jeffrey Coburn and Duke saw the {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Spades} flop that got checked through. On the {5-Spades} turn, Coburn bet 850,000 and was called before firing 1.3 million once the {7-Diamonds} 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.

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Hands #177-181: Coburn Takes Chip Lead

thehazyone • Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Jeffrey Coburn
Jeffrey Coburn

Hand #177: Jonathan Dimmig raised to 1.0 million and James Duke called from the big blind. The flop came {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} 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 {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Hearts} 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 {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Coburn checked. Duke bet 1.5 million and Dimmig called. Coburn folded.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and both players checked. The dealer put out the {6-Spades} on the river and they again checked. Duke showed {A-}{8-} and Dimmig {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} 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 {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Duke and Dimmig checked and Coburn bet 1.6 million. Duke called and Dimmig folded.

The turn was the {K-Spades} and Duke check-called Coburn's 2 million bet.

The river was the {2-Hearts} 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 {K-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for trip kings. Duke could only show {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} 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 us 21,000,000 10,725,000
Jonathan Dimmig us 11,400,000 3,800,000
James Duke us 3,500,000 -14,450,000