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Daniel Dvoress Wins $250,000 Buy-In Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas

The Canadian Poker Pro Outlasted A Field of 51 Entries To Earn $4,080,000


Daniel Dvoress has won the first-ever running of the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas. The Canadian poker pro outlasted a field of 51 entries in the $250,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament to earn the largest payday of his career: $4,080,000. The score brought the Mississauga, ON native’s lifetime earnings total to $15,230,748. As a result, Dvoress climbed into fifth place on the Canadian all-time money list, behind only Daniel Negreanu ($40,877,235), Sam Greenwood ($20,530,269), Tim Adams ($18,258,108) and Jonathan Duhamel ($17,981,623).

In addition to the title and the money, Dvoress was also awarded 600 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. This was his first title and tenth final-table finish of the year. With $8,132,452 in year-to-date earnings and 3,393 points accrued, Dvoress has climbed into 32nd place in the 2019 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

“This is the most prepared I’ve felt for a tournament relative to the rest of the field. I felt really comfortable all day and coasted through it without emotional swings,” Dvoress said after securing the biggest win of his career. “It all kind of came together in this event.”

Dvoress entered the final table of this event in the middle of the pack. Dvoress won a few pots and then picked off a bluff from Jason Koon early on to surge up the leaderboard in the early going. Justin Bonomo was the first player to be eliminated. He was left with a single chip after he bet 545,000 of his 550,000 stack on the river, only to fold to a shove from Erik Seidel. He was eliminated shortly afterwards by Wai Leong Chan, who flopped trips with AClub Suit4Club Suit against Bonomo’s 7Diamond Suit6Club Suit out of the big blind. The former champion of both the Super High Roller Bowl and the Super High Roller Bowl China was unable to come from behind and was knocked out in eighth place ($510,000).

Jason Koon was the next to go. He had lost a preflop coinflip earlier in the day with AClub SuitKHeart Suit against the pocket jacks of Wai Leong Chan. This time around it was Koon who had the pocket pair. His 3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit failed to outrun the ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit of Kathy Lehne and Koon was sent to the rail in seventh place ($637,500).

Steve O’Dwyer’s run came to an end when he moved all-in from the cutoff with ASpade Suit9Diamond Suit and recieved a call from Erik Seidel, who had been dealt the ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit in the small blind. Neither player improved and O’Dwyer was knocked out in sixth place. He took home $765,000 for his strong showing in this event.

The remaining five players were now all guaranteed a seven-figure payday in this event. Seth Davies was the next to be eliminated. In a blind-on-blind battle he called off the last of his short stack with KDiamond Suit7Club Suit on a QDiamond Suit9Spade Suit9Club Suit8Diamond Suit2Club Suit board after Daniel Dvoress had checked the flop, bet the turn and shoved the river. Dvoress had the best hand with QClub Suit3Diamond Suit for queens up. Davies earned $1,020,000 as the fifth-place finisher.

Eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel lost a huge chunk of his stack to Dvoress when his flush draw and top pair ran into the Canadian’s flopped set of threes. Seidel got all-in not long after that with 7Heart Suit6Club Suit. Dvoress called with KClub SuitJHeart Suit. Dvoress paired his king on the river to secure the pot, knocking Seidel out in fourth place ($1,275,000).

Three-handed play continued for quite some time. In the final hand before heads-up play, Dvoress raised to 200,000 from the button and Kathy Lehne called from the small blind. Wai Leong Chan moved all-in from the big blind for around 2,800,000 with 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit. Dvoress folded and Lehne called for her last 2,400,000 with ADiamond SuitAClub Suit. Lehne was in fantastic shape to earn the key double up, but the KSpade SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit runout saw Chan spike a full house on the river. Lehne was eliminated in third place, earning $1,785,000 for her impressive run in this event.

Heads-up play began with Dvoress holding just less than a 2:1 advantage over Wai Leong Chan. He was able to expand that lead to more than an 8.5:1 advantage by the time the final hand arose. Chan moved all-in for his last 1.5 million with JDiamond Suit7Heart Suit from the button. Dvoress called from the big blind with ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit. The board came down 8Heart Suit7Spade Suit3Heart Suit10Heart Suit6Spade Suit, giving Dvoress a straight on the river to lock up the pot and the title. Chan earned $2,677,500 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Daniel Dvoress $4,080,000 600
2 Wai Leong Chan $2,677,500 500
3 Kathy Lehne $1,785,000 400
4 Erik Seidel $1,275,000 300
5 Seth Davies $1,020,000 250
6 Steve O’Dwyer $765,000 200
7 Jason Koon $637,500 150
8 Justin Bonomo $510,000 100

Winner photo provided by Poker Central.