The second day of the World Series of Poker Europe’s Event #8, the €25,000 GGMiliion€, featured 42 elite poker players vying for the coveted WSOP bracelet. The event drew a total of 89 entries, leading to a substantial prize pool of €2,079,930. Ultimately, Canadian high roller Daniel Dvoress emerged as the champion, claiming the lion’s share of €600,000. This victory marked Dvoress’s second WSOP bracelet, as he triumphed over Michael Rocco in a heads-up showdown. Rocco secured a commendable €365,000 for his runner-up finish.
Dvoress expressed the significance of his live bracelet win, noting that as a Canadian, the tax implications of playing in the US make it challenging. His victory did not change his perspective on this issue, but he emphasized the toughness of the final table and the tournament as a whole, stating that it felt more real.
The action on the second day commenced with 14 players joining the 28 survivors from the previous day. The game progressed rapidly, with eliminations occurring in quick succession. The tournament reached the in the money stage when Argentinian Nacho Barbero was ousted in 15th place as the bubble boy. Subsequently, notable players such as Timothy Adams, Ole Schemion, and James Chen exited the event.
At the final table, Czech player Martin Kabrhel held a substantial stack of 12,430,000 chips, while eventual champion Daniel Dvoress started with 4,475,000 chips. Despite the chip disparity, Dvoress showcased remarkable poker skills, eventually securing the chip lead in the heads-up against Rocco.
The decisive moment in the heads-up battle came when Rocco, holding 10s 9h, pushed all-in, only to be defeated by Dvoress’s As 8h, ending Rocco’s momentous run in second place. The final table payouts saw Daniel Dvoress clinch €600,000, Michael Rocco secure €365,000, and Martin Kabrhel earn €260,000, among other payouts.
The tournament crowned Dvoress as the champion, marking his second WSOP bracelet win. As the event concluded, the World Series of Poker Europe continued to captivate poker enthusiasts worldwide. For more updates on poker news, readers were encouraged to follow Online Poker News (OPN) on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.