Daniel Dvoress Wins $4 Million in Bahamas

Daniel Dvoress won the 2019 Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas for a cool $4.08 million

Daniel Dvoress locked up the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas title on November 18 and walked away with $4,080,000. The impressive victory, by far Dvoress’ largest score, takes his lifetime winnings past $15 million.

Dvoress Wins Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas

Place Player Country Prize
1 Daniel Dvoress Canada $4,080,000
2 Wai Chan Malaysia $2,677,500
3 Kathy Lehne United States $1,785,000
4 Erik Seidel United States $1,275,000
5 Seth Davis United States $1,020,000
6 Steve O’Dwyer United States $765,000
7 Jason Koon United States $637,500
8 Justin Bonomo United States $510,000

Fifty-one entrants competed in the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas despite it costing $250,000 to buy into. As a result, the top eight players shared a slice of the $12,750,000 prize pool. Each of the finalists locked up $510,000 for their effort, meaning the bubble was more than substantial.

The bubble burst on the final hand of Day 2 and Wai Kin Yong popped it. Yong called off his stack with top pair on a draw-heavy board against Seth Davies. Davies’ decision to play his draw aggressively paid off as he completed his flush on the river.

Dvoress started the final table fifth in chips but soon climbed towards the summit. He climbed to second in chips when one his myriad of outs hit against Jason Koon’s bottom set. Koon would never fully recover from losing so many chips.

Justin Bonomo, who seemingly wins Super High Rollers for fun, busted in eighth-place. Team partypoker Pro Koon followed Bonomo to the rail and Steve O’Dwyer joined the pair on the touchline.

Davies started the final table as chip leader yet fell in fifth-place. Davies was put to the test for his remaining stack on the river of a paired board. He eventually called and showed king-high, but Dvoress tabled two pair to send Davies to the showers, albeit with $1,020,000.

Dvoress Wins Massive Pot; Busts Seidel

The waters became less infested with sharks when Erik Seidel fell by the wayside. Seidel flopped a flush draw and Dvoress a set of threes. Seidel improved to top pair with his flush draw on the turn and check-called a large bet from Dvoress. The river paired the board, gifting Dvoress a full house. Dvoress shoved when checked to and Seidel only just covered him. The eight-time WSOP bracelet winner tanked for six minutes, using 12 timebank extensions, before calling. Dvoress showed Seidel the bad news. Seidel busted on the very next hand.

Kathy Lehne’s quest to become the first female Super High Roller Bowl champion ended in disappointment. Lehne had to make do with a $1,875,000 third-place consolation prize after losing with pocket aces against Wai Chan’s sixes.

Dvoress held a 2:1 lead over Chan going into heads-up and never relinquished his advantage. Ninety-minutes into the one-on-one battle, Dvoress was 8:1 ahead of Chan. The final hand saw the ace-nine of Dvoress hold against Chan’s jack-seven, locking up the title and $4,080,000. Chan, while disappointed not to win, banked $2,677,500, and now has $11,362,177 in live tournament winnings.

Who is the Super High Roller Bowl Champion?

The Canadian champion first emerged on the live poker scene in January 2013 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He cashed in a $1,100 side event for $2,700 and in a $10,300 six-max tournament for $25,600. Dvoress was playing Super High Rollers within two years, finishing third in a €25,500 event in Malta for a career-best €263,000 ($278,454). That result was the first of 24 six-figure prizes Dvoress has secured.

May 2019 saw Dvoress lock up his first seven-figure prize. A fourth-place finish in a HK$1 million Short Deck event in Montenegro was worth the equivalent of $1,155,694. Now Dvoress has a $4,080,000 prize to brag about along with the utmost respect from his peers.

The latest poker champion will now likely stay in the Bahamas and compete in the Caribbean Poker Party events. There is a pair of $25,500 Super High Rollers, a $10,300 High Roller and the $10 million guaranteed MILLIONS World Bahamas event.

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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