Brock Parker, Jeffrey Smith, and Jonathan Dimmig have won gold bracelets in various World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014 events.
Jonathan Dimmig not only won a bracelet, the first of his career, but also became a multi-millionaire in the WSOP 2014 Event #8, the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker tournament. He also bears the credit of being the first millionaire to be churned out by the WSOP this year.
When Dimmig reached the final table, his chip stack was not that impressive. On the other hand, Stephen Graner, who held the chip lead, could not survive past the sixth position. The final table action boiled down to a heads-up match between Jeffrey Coburn and Dimmig, but it lasted just for five hands.
Dimmig, who started playing poker professionally only 18 months back, said that his considers his victory as a positive sign. A resident of Buffalo, he migrated to Las Vegas to play poker for a living.
Jeffrey Smith, a resident of California, won the first WSOP bracelet of his career, in the next WSOP 2014 event, a $1000 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament. He won the first-place prize of more than $323,000. This was also his second cash prize in the WSOP 2014 as he had won his first when he finished 605th in the Millionaire Maker tournament.
Professional poker player Brock Parker won his third WSOP bracelet while playing Event #10, a $10k buy-in Omaha Hi Low Split-8 or Better tournament. He had won his first two bracelets back in 2009. In addition to the WSOP gold bracelet, Brock also won the first-place prize of $443,000, which happens to be the second biggest cash prize he has ever won in the course of his career.
The final table play of Event #9 concluded with a heads-up against Richard Ashby, a British poker player who was trying to win his second WSOP bracelet. Ashby had won his first bracelet in a $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud tournament in 2010.
The final table also held a couple of female poker players—Shirley Rosario and Melissa Burr, but they were unable to copy Vanessa Selbst’s success. While Burr finished in the eighth position, Rosario held on till she was eliminated in the fourth place.