Daniel Dvoress has broken his live WSOP duck after winning Event #8: €25,000 GGMillion€ at the World Series of Poker Europe at King’s Resort, Rozvadov.
The Canadian topped a field of 89 entries to scoop a €600,000 first-place prize from a prize pool of €2,079,930.
This is technically Dvoress’s second gold bracelet after he won the WSOP $1,500 Millionaire Maker in 2020, but live ones are said to be that much more special.
Home player Martin Kabrhel was the man tearing up the tables when it came to the last two tables. Big pot after big pot slid his way across the felt.
When the final table of eight was set, the action calmed down somewhat, with a full hour’s play running through before the next player stood up and walked to the rail.
Then Michael Rocco had his turn at leading the field before Dvoress seized control when the play switched to three-handed.
It took a further 90 minutes of play before Kabrhel was out, setting up a heads-up battle that promised furious action, even though Dvoress already had a 2-1 advantage.
That said, he was firm in his opinion that this didn’t not change his approach.
"I don't think it's a good approach to go into any heads up, no matter what the chip distribution is, with any certainty. You can have a four-to-one disadvantage and still ship the tournament."
We didn’t get to see much action, either. Both players started off playing a cagey strategy with many small pots before the first all-in situation. Dvoress flopped a pair and his opponent got no help and that was all she wrote. Dvoress was champion.
There was mention, during the post-tournament interview, about why Dvoress hasn’t had much success at the WSOP in Las Vegas and it turns out that he doesn’t play that much because of tax rules for Canadian citizens.
“It’s just a little hard for us Canadians to play in the US, tax-wise. Winning my first live bracelet does not really change my view on that. It was a tougher final table, it was a deeper final table, and the whole tournament was just longer, so it felt more real.”
Dvoress now sits at a career best of 27th on the all time winners list for live tournaments with $27,892,240.
Event #8: €25,000 GGMillion€ Final Table Results
Gab Yong Kim