We have found the first million dollar plus winner at this year's World Series of Poker, which came in event #8, the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker event. Jonathan Dimmig won the event after playing a long final table, beating Jeffrey Coburn heads up for the title and the massive $1,319,587 first prize.
A massive 7,977 players entered in the millionaire maker tournament, creating a huge prize pool of $10,768,950 to be split among the players finishing in the money.
When the final table started, Dimmig was not amongst the favourites to win the title, as Stephen Graner had a three to one chiplead over the table, a chiplead he did not manage to use to his advantage as he busted out in 6th place for $273,854.
The final hand of the event came after 190 hands played of the final table, where a flop showed:
Dimmig pushes all in with and gets a call from Coburn who holds and needs to hit to still be in the run.
And that was it, Dimmig was crowned the winner of the WSOP Event #8 Millionaire Maker and is the first player to win over a million dollars at this year's WSOP. You can see all final table payouts below.
1st: Jonathan Dimmig - $1,319,587
2nd: Jeff Coburn - $815,963
3rd: James Duke - $614,368
4th: Andrew Teng - $465,972
5th: Bradley Anderson - $355,913
6th: Stephen Graner - $273,854
7th: Jason Johnson - $211,394
8th: Andrew Dick - $164,118
9th: Maurice Hawkins - $128,150
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