In a thrilling Bahamas Super High Roller Bowl final table, Canadian sensation Daniel Dvoress took down the $4 million top prize after coming out on top of an eight-player final table.
The Canadian got the better of pros like Erik Seidel, Jason Koon and Justin Bonomo on his way to victory at the Baha Mar Resort, eclipsing the $1.1 million he won in a Triton Short Deck event earlier this year.
We were the finalists from 51 entrants as eight teams met at the final table. Erik Seidel was a short stack at the time, but the former runner-up of the WSOP Main Event wouldn’t bust first, not a long chalk.
It was the second-highest player on the all-time money list, Justin Bonomo, who first left the game, and he was barely out of his seat when two other big names in Jason Koon (7th for $637,500) and Steve O’Dwyer (6th for $765,000) joined him on the train.
With the field gradually thinning, the event’s business end was hit, and a big hand will irreparably change the momentum. With the chip lead, Seth Davies had reached the final table, but he lost all his chips in a huge battle despite Dvoress, the eventual winner.
Faced with a call for all his river stack, Davies used not one but four time extension chips to focus on his decision. Finally, he called on the paired board with just king-high, but it was a doomed hero call, showing Dvoress his two-pair to prevail and take the lead.
Erik Seidel was next to leave the party with four remaining, the flopped flush draw of the veteran seeing him lose a lot of his chips against the bottom set of Dvoress. The change gave Seidel a pair too, and Dvoress was seen making a full house by the water, and the chip chief was going all – in. Seidel saw and trebled the use of Davies ‘ time extension, using 12 time extensions and considering a full six minutes decision.
Seidel eventually made the call and received the same bad news that Davies was–he was out, and it was the wrong call.
It would take the game some time to hit heads-up, with Dvoress adding a lot of chips to the pursuit of the title by Wai Leong Chan. But Kathy Lehne was short, and to get back into the fight, she needed a premium hand. Lehne was in good shape when he considered pocket aces all – in and at threat against the pocket sixes of Wai Leong Chan. But unlikely a six on the river saw Lehne leaving the table.
With Wai Leong Chan and Daniel Dvoress starting the heads-up with Dvoress having a lead of almost 2:1, Chan couldn’t get any traction at all, losing a series of small pots to have a stack of eight Dvoress. The two men were all-in in the final hand, where the ace-nine of Dvoress held against Chan’s jack-seven, winning him the tournament and the Canadian’s greatest poker result.
Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas final table results:
|2nd||Wai Leong Chan||$2,677,500|