WSOP 2016: Jason DeWitt Wins Millionaire Maker

With a top prize of $1,065,403 in exchange for a $1,500 entry fee, it’s no wonder that the 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker proved such a popular affair with 7,190 players showing up for the event. Five days of action later, and it would eventually be professional player Jason DeWitt who would walk away with the impressive top prize, as well as a second career gold bracelet.
DeWitt won his first bracelet back in 2014 at the $5,000 NL event for $818,959, and following his latest victory in Vegas which now pushes his career earnings to $2,951,140, the pro stated:
“I feel that everybody has one bracelet with so many events on the schedule. If you play the whole WSOP, and most pros do that, most of them have one now, so this definitely is validation, because two is so hard to do.
The $1,500 WSOP Millionaire Maker featured a prize pool worth $9,706,500, and amongst the big name pros booking one of the 1,079 money spots was Matt Affleck in 102nd ($7,589), Max Silver in 46th ($21,635), Loni Harwood in 34th ($32,631), Simon Deadman in 27th ($37,485), and Sofia Lovegren in 12th ($75,109).
DeWitt then started the nine-handed final table in pole position, and proceeded to progress all the way through to heads-up play where he defeated fellow pro Garrett Greer to claim the title. Commenting later on his impressive run, DeWitt said:
“I got a lot of cards. I think I had the best cards of anybody at the table. It kind of makes it easy when you get the best cards at the table. You still can easily make mistakes, but I didn’t really make any big mistakes. I really outcarded them.”
Final Table Results:
1: Jason DeWitt $1,065,403
2: Garrett Greer $1,000,000
3: Lisa Meredith $500,000
4: Francis Rusnak $366,787
5: Luke Anthony $276,632
6: Arkadiy Tsinis $210,112
7: Mikhail Semin $160,725
8: Alessio Dicesare $123,828
9: Stanley Lee $96,091

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