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Daniel Dvoress Wins 2020 World Series of Poker Online Millionaire Maker Event

The Canadian Pro Earned $1,489,289 and His First Bracelet After Defeating Field of 6,299 Entries


Daniel Dvoress has earned the largest payday awarded so far during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online. The Canadian high-stakes tournament professional defeated a field of 6,299 total entries in the $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘Millionaire Maker’ event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive top prize of $1,489,289. Dvoress now has more than $17.2 million in recorded tournament scores.

This event featured a $5,000,000 guarantee, which was blown away when the huge turnout created a final prize pool of $8,976,075. The top 764 finishers made the money, with a min-cash being worth $2,115. The final table was set back on August 3, with the final nine all guaranteed at least a $107,671 payday and the top two finishers set to earn seven-figure scores.

Dvoress entered the final table as the chip leader, with his 92,476,846 good for roughly 31 big blinds when action resumed at 1,500,000-3,000,000 and an ante of 300,000. Aneris Adomkevicius was one of five players to start the day with six big blinds or fewer. He was the first to be knocked out, hitting the rail after his A-K failed to beat out the pocket nines of Alejandro Caridad. He earned $107,671 for his deep run in this event.

Ronny KaiserTomasz Cybulski was the next to fall. He got the last of his stack in with A-6 offsuit and ran into the pocket sevens of Michael Nugent. Cybulski settled for $149,523 as the eighth-place finisher. European Poker Tour Tallin main event winner Ronny Kaiser got the last of his stack with 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit and received a call from 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia main event champion Anatoly Filatov, who held ASpade SuitJSpade Suit. Filatov spiked a jack on the flop and held from there to eliminate Kaiser in seventh place ($207,644).

Dvoress earned his first elimination at the final table by calling the short-stack shove of Neville Endo Costa with JSpade Suit6Diamond Suit. Endo Costa had ADiamond Suit8Heart Suit and was ahead preflop, but the JHeart Suit9Spade Suit9Club SuitJClub Suit9Heart Suit runout gave Dvoress jacks full of nines to lock up the pot. Endo Costa was awarded $288,356 as the sixth-place finisher.

Five-handed play continued for a while before the next knockout took place. Alejandro Caridad shoved for just shy of 13 big blinds from the cutoff with QHeart SuitJClub Suit and Dvoress called with pocket eights from the big blind. Dvoress’ hand held up and Caridad was eliminated in fight place ($400,412).

The very next hand Dvoress shoved from the small blind with 5Club Suit4Diamond Suit and Michael Nugent called from the big blind with ADiamond Suit2Club Suit. Dvoress made a full house by the river and Nugent earned $556,095 for his strong showing in this tournament. Dvoress’ elimination spree continued when his pocket fives held up against the ASpade SuitKHeart Suit of Anatoly Filatov. Neither player improved by the river and Filatov’s run ended in third place ($772,251).

With that Dvoress took more than a 4:1 chip advantage into heads-up play against Brazil’s Caio De Almeida. The showdown lasted just two hands. Dvoress extended his lead by winning a sizalbe pot without showdown in the first hand. After the final deal, De Almeida got all-in preflop for around five big blinds with KDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit and Dvoress called with the KHeart SuitQSpade Suit. The board came down 6Club Suit5Diamond Suit3Club Suit7Heart Suit3Heart Suit and Dvoress’ king-queen high was enough to earn him the pot and the title. De Almeida took home $1,072,428 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Daniel Dvoress $1,489,289
2 Caio De Almeida $1,072,428
3 Anatoly Filatov $772,251
4 Michael Nugent $556,095
5 Alejandro Caridad $400,412
6 Neville Endo Costa $288,356
7 Ronny Kaiser $207,644
8 Tomasz Cybulski $149,523
9 Aneris Adomkevicius $107,671

Photo credits: Dvoress – Rene Velli/PokerStars, Kaiser – Neil Stoddart / PokerStars.