It’s all over and the previously hereto unknown Buffalo Sabres fan Jonathan Dimmig from (perhaps obviously) Buffalo, NY has officially become the first made millionaire of the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Dimmig outwitted, outlasted and outluckboxed the record breaking field of 7,977 dreamers to become the sole survivor in the 4-day $1500 slugfest that is being hailed one of the biggest successes of the series thus far.
According to the PokerNews crew, Dimmig actually stared playing professionally about a year and a half ago after ditching his part-time job and moving to Las Vegas. Now, a short time later, he’s not only bumped up his lifetime ROI considerably by collecting the $1,319,587 first place prize but he lands a place in history as the champion of the 2nd largest tournament in the record books.
Previous to this score, Dimmig’s largest cash, on record, to date was a 3rd place finish at a WSOP Circuit event in San Diego for about $11K.
Wanna read all about how it went down? There are some incredibly long articles willing to give you the blow by blow of how it happened so we’ll direct you to the very thorough write up by our friends at Bluff Magazine.