Dan Heimiller

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Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller.jpg
Heimiller at the WPPA Tournament of Champions
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1962-06-25) June 25, 1962 (age 55)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 15
Money finish(es) 52
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
43rd, 2002
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 11
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 28 March 2014.

Daniel Heimiller (born June 25, 1962) is an American professional poker player who won the ½ Hold'em - ½ Seven-Card Stud event at the 2002 World Series of Poker and the Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship in 2014.[1] His total live tournament winnings exceed $4.7 million.[2][3]

Heimiller was born in California and raised in Livonia, Michigan. At one time he was a Las Vegas Cab driver as well as an industrial engineer, who for over 25 years been playing a variety of poker events which includes the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the Professional Poker Tour (PPT). Dan Heimiller won Best All Around Player at the Commerce Casino in 1999. In one two-year period, Heimiller won nine tournaments and appeared at 33 final tables. He ranks 21st in all time cashes at the World Series of Poker[4] including two WSOP bracelets and 15 final tables.[3]

World Series of Poker[edit]

Heimiller won his first WSOP bracelet in the $2000 buy-in mixed game event that was made up of one-half Texas Hold'em and one-half Seven-card stud, defeating follow professional poker player Ram Vaswani during heads-up play, the final table at the event also included such notables as Paul 'Cigar' McKinney, Max Stern and Alan "Boston" Dvorkis.[5] Heimiller has cashed 39 times at the WSOP besides the event in which he won his bracelet, Heimiller has also made 14 other WSOP final tables which includes finishing runner-up in for $63,580 in the 2001 World Series of Poker $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better event to CardPlayer Magazine publisher and CEO Barry Shulman. Finishing 3rd for $103,360 at 2001 World Series of Poker $2,000 Limit Hold'em event won by Kevin Song and most recently placing 3rd at the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, earning $275,695[2] Heimiller has also cashed three times in the WSOP Main Event, in 2002, 2006, and 2007.

At the 2014 World Series of Poker, Heimiller won the $1,000 Seniors Championship event, defeating a record field of 4,425 players to win $627,462 and his second bracelet.[1]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2002 $2,000 ½ Hold'em - ½ Seven-Card Stud $108,300
2014 $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em Championship $627,462

Online poker[edit]

World Championship of Online Poker[edit]

Heimiller playing under the PokerStars screen name "Lenny"[6] ranks first in all time final tables with five[7] and tied in fifth for all time cashes with 18[8] in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) including one bracelet from the 2003 WCOOP $300 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha High-Low event.[9][10]

Other poker events[edit]

Heimiller has cashed four times at the World Poker Tour, with his biggest cash being the 2008 Borgata Poker Open, where he finished in 3rd place for $387,500. He also finished fifth in a Professional Poker Tour event for $30,000[2][3]

At the 2009 European Poker Tour's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Heimiller made the final table and finished in seventh place, earning $300,000.[11]

As of June 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,700,000.[12] His 52 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,025,279 of those winnings.[13]


  1. ^ a b Feldman, Andrew (2014-06-09). "Heimiller outlasts 4,425 in Seniors". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Butt, Robert. "Dan Heimiller - Results". TheHendonMob. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dan Heimiller - WPT profile". worldpokertour.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ Butt, Robert. "All Time WSOP Cashes". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ Butt, Robert. "$ 2,000 1/2 Hold'em - 1/2 7 Card Stud". TheHendonMob. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Screen Names of Professional Poker Players". gankowns.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  7. ^ "All Time: Most Final Tables By Individual". pokerstars.com. Archived from the original on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  8. ^ "All Time: Most Cashes By Player". pokerstars.com. Archived from the original on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  9. ^ "Event 3: $300 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low". pokerstars.com. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  10. ^ "Poker Tournament Information - Dan Heimiller". PokerPages.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  11. ^ Lucchesi, Ryan (2009-01-10). "EPT -- Poorya Nazari Wins the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  12. ^ Butt, Robert. "Dan Heimiller - Stats". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  13. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com