One of the best tournament poker players in the world has never played a single World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas. No, fans whose following of the game centers around the summer bracelet grind may have never even heard of Daniel Dvoress.
But make no mistake — he is among the elite. Respected by his peers and those in the know for both his skills and his results, Dvoress has been a winning presence in the live and online scenes for several years. In the former, he's racked up $15.6 million in cashes according to The Hendon Mob. In the latter, Pocket Fives has him with almost $2.7 million, and he can regularly be found participating in the toughest high rollers offered on a slew of different sites.
To those fans following Dvoress' exploits on the global high-roller circuit, it was no surprise to see his name at the top of the chip counts in the paused $1,500 Millionaire Maker on GGPoker. Of course a player who probably has an average buy-in of five figures over the last five-ish years is going to dominate a big-field $1,500 event.
But the other subset of fans, those who focus on the WSOP and other stateside events, likely just scrolled past the odd-looking name with the D and the V next to each other without a second thought.
If he's one of the best, why don't they know who this guy is?