Daniel Dvoress wins Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas

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The latest event in the Super High Roller Bowl series concluded earlier this week at the Baha Mar in Nassau.

The Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas had a hefty a $250,000 buy-in and 51 players forked over the quarter of a million dollars to play.

In the end the last man standing was Canadian Daniel Dvoress. For the win he cashed $4,080,000.

That was the largest payday of his poker career and bumped his lifetime live-poker earnings up to just over $15 million. That puts him fourth on the all-time money list for Canadian poker players behind Daniel Negreanu, Sam Greenwood and Jonathan Duhamel.

To win the $4 million Dvoress had to best an impressive field that included many of the top high roller players in the world. The final table alone was a who’s who of the poker world and included Super High Roller Bowl IV and Super High Roller Bowl China champion Justin Bonomo.

WPT and EPT champion Steve O’Dwyer, and eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Seidel, were also at the table.

Despite that plethora of poker talent, in the end it came down to Dvoress and Wai Liong Chan heads-up for the tournament title. Chan was no slouch with over $11 million in live-poker winnings to his name, but he was still looking for his first major high roller poker win.

When heads-up play began Dvoress had nearly a 2-to-1 chip lead on Chan with 9.6 million chips to Chan’s 5.6 million. Dvoress controlled the action throughout heads-up, never dropping below nine million chips.

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On the final hand with Chan down to 1.7 million chips he moved all-in preflop and Dvoress quickly called. Chan held Jd-7h while Dvoress was ahead with A-9 suited diamonds. The flop gave Chan some hope when it showed 3h-7s-8h. The turn was the 10h which gave Dvoress an open-ended straight draw. The river was the 6s which completed Dvoress’ 10-high straight to give him the hand and the tournament win.

For second place Chan pocketed $2,677,500.


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