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Jason DeWitt wins 1 065 403 and second bracelet in WSOP Millionaire Maker

Jason DeWitt wins $1,065,403 and second bracelet in WSOP Millionaire Maker

Out of 7,190 players, only 15 returned on the third and final day of the $1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em tournament at the World Series of Poker. The winner and the runner-up were both guaranteed at least $1 million, so there was a lot to play for.

 

DeWitt already scooped a bracelet back in 2010 when he won a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament for $818,959, after today's win he can wear bracelets on both wrists.

 

The beginning of the final table started with a blast, with both Craig Gold and Theodore Timmermans busting within a couple of minutes. When David Mowery, Sofia Lövgren and Jorge Eghi also left the table, the unofficial final table was set. These were the chipcounts at that time:

Seat 1: Garrett Greer - 3,615,000 (22 bb) 
Seat 2: Alessio Dicesare - 6,700,000 (41 bb)
Seat 3: Frank Rusnak - 4,600,000 (28 bb)
Seat 4: Arkadiy Tsinis - 5,400,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Mikhail Semin - 6,700,000 (41 bb)
Seat 6: Luke Brereton - 1,705,000 (10 bb)
Seat 7: Dale Beaudoin - 1,600,000 (10 bb)
Seat 8: Stanley Lee - 7,675,000 (47 bb)
Seat 9: Lisa Meredith - 6,300,000 (39 bb)
Seat 10: Jason DeWitt - 7,800,000 (48 bb)

 

The players were guaranteed $75,109, but that is dwarfed by the $1 million+ dollars awaiting for the 1st and 2nd place finish. After a total of just 107 hands, 9 players were eliminated and Jason DeWitt was the last man standing, winning his second bracelet and $1,065,403, good for 710 times his entry.

 

Fun fact: third place finisher Lisa Meredith played her first ever WSOP tournament, she regularly plays $50 tournaments with her husband. After a $10,000 win recently, she decided to give the Millionaire Maker a go. She turned that $1,500 into $500,000! Not bad at all for someone who is a kindergarten teacher in the daily life.

 

These were the results:

Place

Player

Country

Price

1

Jason DeWitt

USA

$1.065.403

2

Garrett Greer

USA

$1.000.000

3

Lisa Meredith

USA

$500.000

4

Francis Rusnak

USA

$366.787

5

Luke Anthony

UK

$276.632

6

Arkadiy Tsinis

USA

$210.112

7

Mikhail Semin

Russia

$160.725

8

Alessio Dicesare

Italy

$123.828

9

Stanley Lee

USA

$96.091

10

Dale Beaudoin

USA

$75.109

 

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