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Dan Heimiller Wins World Series of Poker Seniors Event and Second Career Bracelet

Heimiller Banks $672,462 and Second Career WSOP Bracelet


Dan HeimillerCard Player’s 2014 WSOP coverage is sponsored by CarbonPoker.

The 2014 World Series of Poker drew the largest seniors event field in history, with 4,425 players putting up the $1,000 buy-in, creating a total prize pool of $3,982,500.

Despite the massive field, the final table featured three notable top players in David Tran (5th), Dennis Phillips (5th) and the eventual winner Dan Heimiller. Heimiller, one of the quirkiest players on the tournament circuit, earned his second career WSOP bracelet and $627,462, the largest payday of his career. Heimiller now has $4.7 million in career tournament earnings.

“Back in 2002, it wasn’t for as much cash, so that makes this one a lot more important,” Heimiller said about his first win. “It was also a smaller field and wasn’t as prestigious back then. It was a great feeling, but this one feels extra spectacular because it was for such a big prize.”

In order to capture the title, Heimiller had to defeat 58-year-old Iowa firefighter Don Maas heads-up. Maas was eliminated just six hands into heads-up play after succumbing to Heimiller’s flopped straight.

Phillips, the 2008 WSOP main event third-place finisher, was making his second trip to the seniors event final table in three years, having finished runner-up to Allyn Shulman in 2012.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings
1 Dan Heimiller $627,462
2 Don Maas $388,054
3 David Smith $279,412
4 Anthony Wise $206,492
5 Dennis Phillips $153,883
6 David Tran $115,651
7 Barry Schwartz $87,615
8 David Vida $66,945
9 Jim Custer $51,573

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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