WSOP Millionaire Maker Champ Jonathan Dimmig Wins Closing Event at 2018 Wynn Classic

The 2018 Wynn Classic, which last week saw David “The Dragon” Pham win the Main Event, formally wrapped up its last few post-lim events over the weekend. In one of the last events, a World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner took down his biggest score because he won over $1.3 million in a single tournament in 2014.

Jonathan Dimmig Wynn Classic.

Jonathan Dimmig outlasted some tough competition to chop his way to the title and a sweet payday at the Wynn.   (Image: Wynn)

The weekend’s 2018 Wynn Classic premiere event was the $600 NLH $250K Guarantee, which brought 688 runners over three starting flights. By creating a $ 359,961 prize pool that cruised past the GTD.

The final table of the tournament was comprised of some tough competitors, including Eric Baldwin and Nahum Kfir. You might remember Baldwin won the 2017 Wynn Spring Classic $1,600 Championship Event for $188,450, and then in November won a similar event at The Venetian for $114,585.

“From what I hear, the games in Vegas are pretty tough when compared with similar bets elsewhere in the country,” Baldwin told CardsChat in an exclusive interview. “The guys that make a living doing it here are very well-rounded players and are eager to battle it out in tough games.”

In terms of the 43-year-old Kfir, he is just a month from taking down the 1,100 MSPT Poker Bowl II at Venetian, good for $ 108,410 removed.

Unfortunately for Baldwin and Kfir, they dropped in sixth and ninth spot for $21,469 and $6,862 respectively. In the end, bracelet winner Jonathan Dimmig was crowned the winner following a last table deal earning $53,157.

Before the win, which led to his second-largest score, Dimmig had $1,66,007 in live tournament earnings, which included $. His next largest cash was for $50,991 after taking down the 300 buy 2014 New Year’s Extravaganza at The Venetian.

Others to cash the 2018 Wynn Classic championship were Jon Turner (19th for $3,302), Mike Del Vecchio (42nd for $1,926), MSPT Poker Bowl I champ Jordan Young (46th for $1,688), and CardsChat Ambassador Ryan Laplante (66th for $1,353).

Wynn Wrap-Up

The 2018 Wynn Classic wrapped up many other events over the weekend. At the $400 buy NLH $40K GTD tournament, which brought 127 players, Longsheng Tan of Alhambra, California, defeated Gevork Alajajian in heads-up play to win the title and a $9,521 first-place prize.

Three other $400 buy-in events concluded recently and their winners included Trung Pham for $16,443, Rodney Rojas for $12,233, and Scott Muckey for $18,701.

Finally, a $400 buy NLH $5K Survivor drew 191 runners and saw 13 of them play long enough to lock up $5,000 each including Dan Heimiller, Sara Stohler, Eric Rvikin, and Bruno Ghilardi.

The Wynn is expected to release their summer Wynn Poker Classic schedule within the next month.

$600 NLHE Final Table Results
1 Jonathan Dimmig (Las Vegas, NV) $53,157*
2 Arkadi Onikoul (Woodland Hills, CA) $34,025*
3 Patrick Truong (Pflugerville, TX) $34,025*
4 Jordan Pfizer (Zion, UT) $30,168*
5 Peter Giordano (Syracuse, NY) $23,420*
6 Eric Baldwin (Henderson, NV) $21,469*
7 Darcie Allen (Denver, CO) $9,828
8 Michael Ferrari (San Francisco, CA) $8,150
9 Nahum Kfir (Las Vegas, NV) $6,862

*Denotes deal that is six-way

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