Two major events have just concluded at the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party in the Bahamas and Daniel Dvoresss and Anatoly Filatov have come out on the winning side. Canada’s Daniel Dvoress triumphed in the sixth edition of the Super High Roller Bowl, while Russian player Anatoly Filatov emerged victorious in the MILLIONS High Roller event. The popular festival will run through November 24, at the Baha Mar casino in the Bahamas.
Super High Roller Bowl VI
The latest champion of one of the world’s most popular nosebleed no-limit hold’em tournaments is Daniel Dvoress. The Canadian poker pro outclassed a field of 51 entries to capture a career-defining score of $4,080,000.
To secure the title, Dvoress had to fight his way through a pretty stacked final table, comprised of some of the world’s best high-stakes players and former champs, including former all-time money list leader and two-time SHRB winner Justin Bonomo, eight-time WSOP bracelet winner and high stakes legend Erik Seidel, and former Triton Poker Super High Roller winners Steve O’Dwyer and Jason Koon.
Dvoress’ victory in SHRB VI represents his first ever cash in the tournament and the largest score of his career, bringing his live tournament earnings to more than $15 million. The 32-year-old has also managed to enter the top 40 of the all-time money list following his massive win.
The final table began with Dvoress fifth in chips, but he was able to win a massive hand against Koon immediately after the final action started – and from there he managed to take over the lead and navigated his way to victory.
Justin Bonomo failed in his bid to win a third SHRB title after becoming the first player to be eliminated from the final table. He tried to run a huge three-barrel bluff on fellow American Seidel as the board gave 5s2h5d7c8c. Bonomo picked up three streets with 10c9c, but Seidel turned sevens full to send the Virginia native to the rail in eight place for $510,000.
Koon, who began the final day as among the big stacks, saw his quest end early as he exited in seventh place after losing a huge flips against American pro Kathy Lehne and Malaysia’s Wai Leong Chan. Koon collected $637,500 for his efforts. Steve O’Dwyer also failed to advance and settled for sixth place, taking home $765,000.
Start-of-day chip leader Seth Davies busted in fifth place after being knocked out by Dvoress in a limped blinds battle. Davies was the first player to hit the $1 million mark, walking away with $1,020,000. Poker legend Seidel was the next player to go in fourth place for $1,275,000, with Lehne finishing in third place for $1,785,000.
Dvoress competed against Chan heads-up with a massive chip advantage, and all throughout the play he managed to hold on to the top position until an unsuccessful river check-raise bluff ended Chan’s tournament life. The Malaysian earned $2,677,500 for his second place finish.
$10,300 MILLIONS High Roller Event
Russian poker pro Anatoly Filatov now has over $5 million in live tournament cashes. He has had an impressive run in 2019 and now has close to $2 million in winnings this year. Filatov won the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller for $280,000, topping a field of 122 entries. He defeated Uruguay’s Fabrizio Gonzales who took home $180,000 for finishing second.
Among the players who made it to the final table of the MILLIONS High Roller were Chris Hunichen who finished in ninth place for $40,000; Chin Wei Lim who finished in eighth place for $45,000; Anthony Zinno who won $50,000 for finishing in seventh place; Joni Jouhkimainen who walked away with $60,000 for his sixth place finish; and Scott Margereson who finished fifth for $75,000.
Australia’s Kahle Burns took the fourth place while American player Kristina Holst came in third to collect $97,400 and $126,000 in winnings respectively.
Filatov has been running hot this year, adding another major title to his name after recently finishing third in the €100,000 Super High Roller at the WSOPE where he was able to achieve his largest cash to date of €907,301. The Russian pro also had a stellar summer during the 50th edition of WSOP in Las Vegas, scoring a total of 10 cashes, in addition to final table finishes in the Bellagio Cup XV and the partypoker MILLIONS tournament in North and South America.
The 2019 Caribbean Poker Party continues at Baha Mar, with some more huge events waiting to crown a champion, including the MILLIONS Main Event, Super High Roller Finale, and MILLIONS World Bahamas.