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Daniel Dvoress Captures Second Career World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

Canadian Tournament Star Bests Field of 89 Entries In €25,000 High Roller At 2023 WSOP Europe Festival To Earn $636,000


Daniel Dvoress is one of the top tournament players in the world, consistently battling against the best of the best at the highest stakes offered, whether live or online. It was no surprise when the Canadian won himself a World Series of Poker bracelet. Still, it was a bit unexpected that his first victory came in a low buy-in, large field event: the WSOP Online ‘Millionaire Maker.’ A few years removed from that breakthrough at the series, Dvoress secured his second bracelet in a high roller tournament that lines up more with the rest of his schedule on the live circuit: the 2023 WSOP Europe €25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em GGMiliion€.

Dvoress outlasted a field of 89 entries that turned out to King’s Resort Rozvadov, securing the hardware and the top prize of $636,000. The Mississauga, Ontario resident now has more than $30.4 million in career tournament earnings, good for fourth on the Canadian all-time money list.

This was the second title and fourth final-table finish of the past 11 days for Dvoress, who recently cashed for more than $1.7 million across three scores at the Triton Super High Roller Monte Carlo festival, including a win in a $52,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event for $956,000.

This recent hot streak brought Dvoress’ total final table count for the year to 15, with three titles won along the way. His 5,342 Card Player Player of the Year points are good for 13th place on the 2023 POY leaderboard, which is presented by Global Poker.

The top 14 finishers made the money in this event, sharing in the $2,204,727 total prize pool. By the time the final table was set, Dvoress sat in the middle of the pack with 45 big blinds, while two-time bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel held the lead with 124 big blinds.

The first two knockouts at the final table saw both Jerry Odeen (9th – $57,346) and Tamas Adamszky (8th – $70,172) run strong starting hands into pocket kings and fail to come from behind.

Cedric Schwaederle was the next to fall. He got all-in with A-K leading the A-Q of Dvoress, but a queen-high runout saw him sent to the rail in seventh place ($87,874).

Dvoress won a big pot with pocket queens against the pocket jacks off Kabrhel during six-handed action to move into the lead. Niklas Astedt, one of the most accomplished online tournament players in poker history, was ultimately dispatched in sixth ($112,996). He was left on crumbs after losing a preflop race to Kabrhel and was soon dispatched by Michael Rocco.

Leonard Maue (5th – $148,718) soon followed, with his K-6 running into the pocket tens of a resurgent Kabrhel. Gab Yong Kim got his last chips in flipping, with A-9 suited facing down pocket sevens for Dvorss. Kim picked up a gutshot straight draw on the flop to go with his overcards but bricked out on the turn and river to finish fourth for $200,340.

Kabrhel’s run in this event concluded when his K-Q lost a classic race against the pocket nines of Dvoress. He limped from the small blind then three-bet shoved over the top of Dvoress’ raise from the big blind. Dvoress called and the king-high flop gave Kabrhel top pair and the lead. The river brought a third nine for Dvroess, though, earning him the pot and the knockout. Kabrhel added $275,600 to his tally, bringing his lifetime tournament earnigns to $11.4 million.

Heads-up play began with Dcoress holding 28,175,000 to Rocco’s 16,325,000. Dvoress was still well out in front when the final hand arose. He limped on the button with ASpade Suit8Heart Suit and then called a shove from Rocco, who held 10Spade Suit9Heart Suit. The board ran out 6Spade Suit2Spade Suit2Club Suit2Heart Suit8Spade Suit and Dvoress made deuces full of eights to secure the pot and the title. Rocco cashed for $386,900 as the runner-up, the fifth-largest score of his career.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Daniel Dvoress $636,000 672 360
2 Michael Rocco $386,900 560 219
3 Martin Kabrhel $275,600 448 156
4 Gab Kim 200,340 336 113
5 Leonard Maue 148,718 280 84
6 Niklas Astedt $112,996 224 64
7 Cedric Schwaederle 87,874 168 50
8 Tamas Adamszky $70,172 112 40
9 Jerry Odeen $57,346 56 32

Photo credit: WSOP / Tomas Stacha.