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18th Time Lucky for Canadian Poker Pro
As the saying goes: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again! This could be applicable to all sorts of things in life, of course, but is particularly relevant in tournament poker, where even the most talented players have no control over variance, nor how often - or for how long - bad luck keeps on coming. You could also play brilliantly, but so can others in the tournament, thus denying you that much-wanted victory.
The wait for success can be a long one, but it doesn’t take anywhere near as long in real money online poker as in traditional casinos, of course, due to the fact that you could theoretically play a dozen online poker tournaments simultaneously, while that’s not the case with live poker tournaments which, rather inconveniently, require our physical presence. Having said that, your writer has witnessed an albeit young and physically fit poker pro win a tournament while playing in another at the opposite end of the casino, but such feats are rare, and not the most practical form of multi-tabling...
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Canadian poker pro, Daniel Dvoress has already established himself as an elite player, with a very successful career that has earned him millions (over $26 million, to be exact). Remarkably, although $7,000,000 of his haul came from Triton Series events over the years, he went 17 Triton tournaments without winning. This is all the more bizarre given that he managed to reach 16 final tables!
But good things come to those who wait, as they say, and this finally happened to Dvoress at the latest Triton Super High Roller Series in North Cyprus. There was one last roll of the dice for the World Series of Poker bracelet winner in the shape of the No-Limit Hold'em Short Deck event, the final tournament of the festival. Despite a smallish field of 29 entries, the $20,000 buy-in generated a whopping $580,000 prize pool.
As well as the tricky format, Dvoress also had to overcome the legendary Tom Dwan in the heads-up battle for the title and, to add to the burden, was on the wrong side of a 2:1 chip deficit.
As it happened, he was up to the task, winning $214,000 for first, but also the long-awaited title and trophy, plus the Shamballa Jewels bracelet to add to his jewellery collection... Dwan, meanwhile, pocketed $148,000.
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Good luck at the tables, and have fun!