Jonathan Dimmig Wins $1.3m And WSOP Bracelet In Vegas

Jonathan Dimmig Wins $1.3m And WSOP Bracelet In VegasJonathan Dimmig has just triumphed in the second-biggest live poker tournament of all-time, after overcoming a field of 7,976 players over four days to take down the $1,500 WSOP “Millionaire Maker” title, and collect the huge $1,319,587 first place prize.
Interestingly, the 31-year-old MBA-degree holder left the financial industry after almost ten years of service in order to pursue a career in poker. Dimmig’s decision came after discovering he could make as much money playing his favourite card game as his previous job, but one assumes it relates to cash games as previous to his remarkable victory this week Dimmig had earned roughly $35,000 since 2011.
“One of the toughest decisions I ever made in my life. I said, ‘you’ve got to chase your dreams..I’ve been out here for a year and a half, and have had some really minor success I guess you could call it. I was really just hoping for a decent tourney cash.”
One can only imagine what Dimmig might have shelled out on tournament buy-ins over the years, too, as he said he played in nine WSOP bracelet events prior to winning the Millionaire Maker, including competing at the $10k Main Event over the last three years. Nevertheless, it appears Dimmig’s patience has finally paid dividends as not only has he now received all his good fortune in one hit, but has also immortalized himself in tournament poker’s history books.
On his way to victory, Jonathan Dimmig had to negotiate a 12-hour session on Day 3 before returning for an unscheduled fourth day on account of the greater than expected tournament turnout. Dimmig subsequently used his aggressive approach to full effect at the final table, and as he explains:
“I never sit back and wait. I noticed a couple other guys at the final table, and even before that, who were just trying to get up the money ladder. I just don’t think like that. This is a life-changing event. I don’t want to look back in 30 years and say, ‘what if?’”
Jonathan Dimmig then proceeded to make it all the way to heads-up, albeit at an almost 2-1 chip disadvantage over Jeffrey Coburn. Nonetheless, Dimmig soon made up the deficit before the defining hand was played with his 6-2 flopping a pair of deuces to consign Jeffrey Coburn (K-Q) to a runner-up finish worth $815,963. Reveling in the moment, Dimmig subsequently drew attention to the plight of his favorite hockey team, the Buffalo Sabres, stating:
“I’ve played hockey my whole life, huge Buffalo Sabres fan and the Sabres have never had a championship. The Bills have never had a championship. We’ve always finished in second place it seems like, so I’m proud to bring a little piece of championship-ness to the city.”
Final Table Payouts:
1 Jonathan Dimmig $1,319,587
2 Jeffrey Coburn  $815,963
3 James Duke       $614,368
4 Andrew Teng       $465,972
5 Brad Anderson   $355,913
6 Stephen Graner  $273,854
7 Jason Johnson   $211,394
8 Andrew Dick       $164,118
9 Maurice Hawkins $128,150

Other news:   Phil Ivey wins 11th WSOP bracelet

Poker News
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
27 May 2024
According to reports will soon be adding poker players in Michigan to their online player pool. is scheduled to upgrade their software platforms in Nevada and New Jersey sometime in early May. currently offers shared player liquidity between the two states. Following the platform upgrade Michigan will reportedly be added to that
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
12 Sep 2023
The World Series of Poker is heading to the Bahamas in December for the inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise Festival. The WSOP Paradise will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from December 3-14. The official schedule was released earlier this week and it features 15 WSOP bracelet events with more
Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 7)
01 Apr 2022
The World Series of Poker is coming online north of the border in Ontario. Online poker players located in the province of Ontario will have access to the newly launched starting on April 4 as part of the new private iGaming expansion in the province. is a partnership between the World Series of
World Series of Poker leaving the Rio
18 Nov 2021
The World Series of Poker is changing venues after a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and moving to the Las Vegas Strip. WSOP reps announced on Wednesday that starting in 2022, the 53rd World Series of Poker will be leaving the Rio and setting up shop at Bally’s and Paris Las