by Joseph Smith Sr.
Las Vegas poker pro Dan Heimiller topped a record field of 4,425 players to win his second WSOP gold bracelet and $627,462 in cash. He also gets to keep the Golden Eagle trophy until next year's Senior Event. Heimiller's first gold bracelet came during the 2002 WSOP and he collected $108,300. He has made 15 WSOP final tables and been in the money 40 times. The largest purse collected prior to today's win was $300,000 for a seventh place finish in the European Poker Tour's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Dan Heimiller has now amassed live tournament winnings totaling close to $4 million. The poker journeyman's best WSOP Main Event finish occurred in 2002 when he was eliminated in the 43rd spot. He also has cashed in the Main Event three times, in 2002, 2006 and 2007.
Heimiller had to battle from behind with second place finisher Donald Mass for much of the final table play. He finally took the chip lead going into the heads-up match and enjoyed an almost 3 – 1 chip advantage. Donald Maas received $388,462 for his runner up finish. The event offered a prizepool of $3,982,500 and the top 468 finishers received a share of the purse.
The following lists the nine final table player's order of finish and prize money each received.
Dan Heimiller ---- $627,462
Donald Maas ----- $388,462
David Smith ------ $279,412
Anthony Wise ---- $206,492
Dennis Phillips --- $153,883
David Tran -------- $115,651
Barry Schwartz --- $87,615
David Vida -------- $66,945
Jim Custer --------- $51,573
Congratulations to Dan Heimiller for earning his second WSOP gold bracelet and collecting first place money in the 2014 WSOP's Event #17 Seniors Championship.Submitted by ppnadmin on June 9, 2014 - 3:09am