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: