Daniel Dvoress Wins Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas ($4,080,000)
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The sixth edition of poker's annual nosebleed extravaganza has ended, and this time, Daniel Dvoress emerged as champion of the Super High Roller Bowl. Dvoress topped a field of 51 entries for a first-place prize of $4,080,000 at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, hosting the event for the first time as part of the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party.
He had never previously cashed in a SHRB.
The score is by far his biggest cash it vaults him into the top 40 of the all-time tournament money list. He came out on top of a final table that included high-stakes legend Erik Seidel and two-time SHRB champ Justin Bonomo.
Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas Official Final Table Results
|Wai Leong Chan
The rake-free event presented by Poker Central and livestreamed for fans the world over on PokerGO drew a characteristically stacked field full of poker's finest to the Caribbean.
Dvoress opened the final table fifth in chips, according to the live updates, after Seth Davies bagged the lead going to the final day.
The Canadian, though, had a fortuitous start as he made a huge hand right away against Jason Koon when he got there with a combo draw against Koon's flopped set of eights. Fortunately for Koon, he was able to avoid sending a full double over as he checked back the river when Dvoress hit his flush.
Chip Leaders Stumble
While Dvoress was surging into the lead, several of the favorites experienced nothing but misfortune on the final day.
Former all-time money leader Bonomo was first out after he attempted to run a massive three-barrel bluff on Seidel. The board came 5♠2♥5♦7♣8♣, and Bonomo blasted three streets holding 10♣9♣, preserving just a single chip. Seidel had turned sevens full, so Bonomo's play had no shot, and he soon headed to the rail without a third SHRB title.
Davies and Koon, who started the day as the top two stacks, also busted among the first four, along with Steve O'Dwyer.
Koon lost a large flip to Wai Leong Chan with ace-king against jacks and then lost the rest flipping with Kathy Lehne.
Davies attempted a large bluffcatch in a limped blinds battle on Q♦9♣9♠8♦2♣, calling a small turn bet then a river shove with K♦7♣. Dvoress got him with the Q♣3♦ though, relegating the start-of-day leader to fifth place.
Dvoress Dominates Late Stages
Everyone was fairly even to start four-handed play, but Dvoress positioned himself for the win in short order. He flopped a set of threes after calling a raise from Seidel, and Seidel was unable to get away from turned top pair of kings after flopping a flush draw with K♠2♠. He called off nearly all of his chips after tanking for 12 extensions worth of time.
Unable to recover with his last three big blinds, he settled for third.
It seemed the win would come fairly quickly for Dvoress after that as he got Chan in nearly dead with an overpair of tens on 2♥3♥2♣. However, Dvoress' trips turned to dust when Chan turned tens full to grab the lead for himself.
Dvoress picked himself up off the mat, though, and he found a double with the nut flush on the river when Chan couldn't find a fold with turned top pair.
That proved to be the turning point as nobody overtook Dvoress from there. He ground down his remaining two opponents over the next few hours, with Chan the one making it heads up after cracking Lehne's aces on the river with pocket sixes.
While he battled for about 90 minutes, Chan never really threatened Dvoress' lead, and an attempted river check-raise bluff with a missed straight against kings up cost him most of his chips en route to a second-place finish.
List of Super High Roller Bowl Champions
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