Daniel Dvoress has won Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER on GGPoker for a massive score of $1,489,289! The Canadian high roller, one of the most accomplished players without WSOP gold with over $15M in winnings on his Hendon Mob, defeated a 6,299-player field to capture his maiden bracelet. Caio “Ez4ENCE” De Almeida of Brazil finished runner-up, making himself a millionaire in the process as well with $1,072,428. Russia’s Anatoly “Mr_Deer” Filatov completed the podium and received $772,251 for finishing third.
“I’m likely missing out on some EV, especially with the Main Event, but have been enjoying taking previous summers off and focusing on things outside poker,” he said, also citing an unfavorable tax treaty between the US and Canada as a reason. “Between other live events and the usually packed online schedule right before the summer with SCOOP and everything surrounding it, I’m usually pretty burned out by the summer and welcome the time to focus on health, fitness, and doing things outdoors.”
After the break, the Canadian separated himself even further when Caridad would fall with queen-jack against his eights in the biggest pot of the tournament up until that point. Within mere minutes, the tournament was over as Dvoress also eliminated Nugent and Filatov in short order, before making quick work of De Almeida in two hands. In the final hand, the Brazilian’s crumbs went in with king-eight. Dvoress looked him up with the king-queen and held up to make good on his opportunity. Due to the massive prize pool of nearly $9 million, De Almeida also became a poker millionaire for his second-place finish.
|2||Caio “Ez4ENCE” De Almeida||Brazil||$1,072,428|
|3||Anatoly “Mr_Deer” Filatov||Russia||$772,251|
|4||Michael “MrFabulous” Nugent||Canada||$556,095|
|5||Alejandro “pepealas” Caridad||Argentina||$400,412|
|6||Neville “NevSlater” Endo Costa||Brazil||$288,356|
|8||Tomasz “SushiJanushi” Cybulski||Poland||$149,523|
|9||Aneris “TaiwanNumba1” Adomkevicius||Lithuania||$107,671|