Daniel Dvoress Wins Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas, $4M

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Daniel Dvoress picked up career win #2 on Monday by taking down the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas event for $4 million. (Drew Amato/Poker Central)

Daniel Dvoress entered the final table of the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas with a less-than-stellar heads-up record. The Canadian poker pro had just one career live win and five runner-up finishes before Monday. He managed to avoid repeating that history by beating Wai Leong Chan heads-up to win the SHRB Bahamas and the $4,000,000 first-place prize.

It took just over two hours of play for the first elimination to happen and a failed bluff played a key role. From UTG, Justin Bonomo raised to 90,000 with Tc9c, Erik Seidel called from the button with 7d7h and Seth Davies defended his big blind with Th9h. The 5d5s3h flop got Davies to check before Bonomo bet 80,000. Seidel called and Davies folded. The turn was the 7c and Seidel called after Bonomo slid out a bet of 250,000. The river was the 8c and Bonomo bet 545,000 to leave himself a single 5,000 chip behind. Seidel raised and Bonomo folded. He was eliminated on the next hand when his 7d6c was unable to beat Chan’s Ac4c.

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Just 30 minutes later, Jason Koon moved all-in for 540,000 from UTG with 3d3s and Kathy Lehne called from the cutoff with AdKs. The JsTs6s flop was no help for Koon and the 5s turn gave Lehne a flush and left Koon drawing dead as the Jd completed the board.

Another 45 minutes passed before the next player hit the rail. Steve O’Dwyer moved all in from the hijack for 655,000 with As9d and Seidel called from the small blind wiht AdTd. The 5h5s3cKh7h runout offered no reprieve for O’Dwyer and he was eliminated in sixth place.

On the next hand, action folded to Dvoress in the small blind and he completed with Qc3d before Davies checked behind with Kd7c. The flop came Qd9c9s and both players checked. The turn was the 8d and Davies called Dvoress’ bet of 100,000. The river was the 2c and Dvoress fired out a bet of 900,000 and Davies called all-in and was eliminated in fifth place.

Dvoress then doubled through Seidel after making a set of threes on a Qs7s3h flop against Seidel’s Ks2s. The Kd and 7h completed the board and Seidel called Dvoress’ shove to double into the chip lead. One hand later, Dvoress raised to 125,000 with KcJh as the first to act and Seidel called off his last 105,000 from the big blind with 7h6c. The Qd9h8c3sKh runout ended Seidel’s tournament with a fourth-place result.

Three-handed play lasted almost three hours before Lehne’s run at history ended two places short of a title. Already the first woman to enter a Super High Roller Bowl event (2015), Lehne became the first woman to cash in a SHRB after Wai Kin Yong bubbled on Sunday and was working towards becoming the first female winner in SHRB history before Chan derailed all of that. Dvoress opened to 200,000 from the button the with 8s4s. Lehne called from the small blind with AcAd before Chan moved all-in from the big blind for 2,800,000 with 6c6d. Dvoress folded and Lehne called instantly. The KsKsQd flop kept Lehne ahead, as did the 7d turn. The 6h river however gave Chan a full house and eliminated Lehne in third place.

Heads-up play began with Dvoress holding 63% of the chips in play. Over the next 90 minutes, Dvoress secured the rest of the chips to win the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas and pick up a career-best score in the process.

Down to just 1,745,000, Chan moved all-in from the button with Jx7x and Dvoress called from the big blind with Ad9d. The flop gave Chan a pair of sevens, but Dvoress managed to pair his nine on the river to eliminate Chan in second-place.

Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas Payouts

  1. Daniel Dvoress – $4,080,000
  2. Wai Leong Chan – $2,677,500
  3. Kathy Lehne – $1,785,000
  4. Erik Seidel – $1,275,000
  5. Seth Davies – $1,020,000
  6. Steve O’Dwyer – $765,000
  7. Jason Koon – $637,500
  8. Justin Bonomo – $510,000