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 , Erik Seidel called from the button with and Seth Davies defended his big blind with . The flop got Davies to check before Bonomo bet 80,000. Seidel called and Davies folded. The turn was the and Seidel called after Bonomo slid out a bet of 250,000. The river was the 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 was unable to beat Chan’s .
Just 30 minutes later, Jason Koon moved all-in for 540,000 from UTG with and Kathy Lehne called from the cutoff with . The flop was no help for Koon and the turn gave Lehne a flush and left Koon drawing dead as the 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 and Seidel called from the small blind wiht . The 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 before Davies checked behind with . The flop came and both players checked. The turn was the and Davies called Dvoress’ bet of 100,000. The river was the 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 flop against Seidel’s . The and completed the board and Seidel called Dvoress’ shove to double into the chip lead. One hand later, Dvoress raised to 125,000 with as the first to act and Seidel called off his last 105,000 from the big blind with . The 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 . Lehne called from the small blind with before Chan moved all-in from the big blind for 2,800,000 with . Dvoress folded and Lehne called instantly. The flop kept Lehne ahead, as did the turn. The 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 . 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
- Daniel Dvoress – $4,080,000
- Wai Leong Chan – $2,677,500
- Kathy Lehne – $1,785,000
- Erik Seidel – $1,275,000
- Seth Davies – $1,020,000
- Steve O’Dwyer – $765,000
- Jason Koon – $637,500
- Justin Bonomo – $510,000