Canadian poker pro Daniel Dvoress had a great outing at the hugely popular high-stakes no-limit hold’em tournament Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) which ran from November 16-18 at the Baha Mar casino resort in the Bahamas.
Dvoress bested a field of 51 entries to take home an astonishing $4,080,000 for finishing in first place. This marks the first time that the 31-year-old has ever cashed in the tournament’s six-year history.
While he already had more than $11 million in live earnings prior to entering the $250,000 buy-in tournament, his victory can be considered the first major title of his career, catapulting him into the top 40 of Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List.
The SHRB attracted some of the best and most prolific players in the high-stakes arena, with two-time SHRB winner Justin Bonomo, Triton Poker Super High Roller champ Jason Koon, and poker legend Erik Seidel among those Dvoress had to compete against during the final battle.
Final Table Recap
The eight-handed final table began with American poker pro Seth Davies holding the chip lead, however as play progressed, Dvoress, who was fifth in chips when the action started, quickly surged into the lead after winning a massive hand against Koon.
The first to leave the table was the defending champ Bonomo, after his huge three-barrel bluff against Seidel ended in failure. The former All-Time Money leader exited in 8th place for $510,000. Koon was the next to go after losing all his remaining chips in massive flips against Wai Leong Chan and Kathy Lehne. Koon collected $637,500 for finishing 7th. He was then followed by Irish poker pro Steve O’Dwyer who ended his bid in 6th place for $765,000.
Dvoress sent Davies out of the game after dominating a limped blinds battle. Davies walked away with $1,020,000 for his 5th place finish.
Dvoress Rules Four-Handed Play
With four players remaining, Dvoress managed to hold on to his lead and eliminated Seidel in 4th place for $1,275,000. However, in an exciting turn of events, Chan grabbed the dominant position after turning tens full against Dvoress’ trips. But the Canadian was determined to regain the lead and successfully did so after picking up a double with the nut flush on the river, against his Malaysian opponent’s turned top pair.
After a few hours, it was Lehne’s time to go after losing her aces on the river to Chan’s pocket sixes. The American pro earned $1,785,000 for his 3rd place finish.
Daniel Dvoress entered heads-up play against Chan with a wide lead. From there, the Canadian never relinquished his position and after an hour and a half, the crucial hand came when Chan went all-in with J-7 against Dvoress A-9 suited. The Malaysian failed to improve and ultimately took second place for $2,677,500.