Daniel Dvoress, a prominent tournament player on the global stage, consistently faces formidable competition in high-stakes events, whether in live or online settings. While it wasn’t surprising that this Canadian poker pro earned a World Series of Poker bracelet, the unexpected twist came with his first victory in a low buy-in, large-field event—the WSOP Online ‘Millionaire Maker.’ Fast forward a few years, and Dvoress clinched his second bracelet in the 2023 WSOP Europe €25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em GGMiliion€, a high roller tournament that aligns more with his usual live circuit schedule.
Outlasting a field of 89 entries at King’s Resort Rozvadov, Dvoress seized the top prize of $636,000 along with the coveted hardware. His career tournament earnings now exceed $30.4 million, securing him the fourth spot on the Canadian all-time money list, hailing from Mississauga, Ontario.
Dvoress’s recent success includes a second title and fourth final-table finish within just 11 days. Notably, he cashed for over $1.7 million at the Triton Super High Roller Monte Carlo festival, claiming victory in a $52,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event, netting $956,000.
With this stellar performance, Dvoress has reached 15 final tables for the year, including three titles. His current tally of 5,342 Card Player Player of the Year points positions him 13th on the 2023 POY leaderboard, presented by Global Poker.
In the €25,000 event, the top 14 finishers shared a total prize pool of $2,204,727. As the final table unfolded, Dvoress held a solid position with 45 big blinds, while Martin Kabrhel, a two-time bracelet winner, led with 124 big blinds.
The early eliminations included Jerry Odeen (9th – $57,346) and Tamas Adamszky (8th – $70,172). Cedric Schwaederle (7th – $87,874) followed suit, falling victim to a queen-high runout against Dvoress’s A-K.
Dvoress’s ascent continued with key victories, culminating in a heads-up battle with Michael Rocco. The final hand saw Dvoress, holding ASpade Suit8Heart Suit, secure the title with deuces full of eights against Rocco’s 10Spade Suit9Heart Suit.
With this triumph, Dvoress claimed the pot, the title, and a cash prize of $636,000, while Rocco earned $386,900 as the runner-up—a remarkable fifth-largest score in his career.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table: