Daniel Dvoress continues crushing, leads partypoker Millions Main Event

Jon Sofen
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Posted on 02/23/2021

Daniel Dvoress is on a heater, mostly because he’s playing exceptional poker, and he’s now shown that in two recent events. The Canadian poker pro leads the $5,300 partypoker Millions Main Event after Day 1A, just days after shipping a World Poker Tour online tournament.

Dvoress is having great success online but he’s also a talented live poker pro. In fact, he’s one of the most underrated players in the world. He doesn’t receive the recognition of players such as Stephen Chidwick or Justin Bonomo. But he has nearly $16 million in live tournament cashes, including a $4,080,000 score for winning the 2019 Super High Roller Bowl in the Bahamas.

He ranks 5th all-time on Canada’s list, right behind 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel (Daniel Negreanu tops the charts with $42 million in cashes).

The Canadian superstar recently shipped the WPT Montreal Mike Sexton Classic on partypoker. He won $294,346, which isn’t included in his live tournament cashes because the event took place online.

The tournament honored the late great Mike Sexton, who won the live version of the event in 2016. Sexton, the long-time voice of the World Poker Tour, passed away last summer.

Dvoress dominates again

What a run Daniel Dvoress is having online. He bagged the largest stack on Day 1A of the $5 million guaranteed partypoker Millions Main Event. He was one of just 87 survivors who made it through the session with chips and will move on to Day 2.

Dvoress bagged 30,582,133 chips after more than nine hours of play on the partypoker poker site. Hermogenes Gelonezi (27,798,834) and Andras Nemeth (27,371,860) are right behind him. Dominykas Mikolaitis sits in 4th place with 24,489,173 chips.

Dvoress’ stack is massive. He has over 200 big blinds entering Day 2, which puts him in a great position. When a player as skilled as Dvoress has that many big blinds, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

Some other familiar faces made it through the Day 1A session. That includes popular Twitch poker streamer Jaime Staples, who bagged 8,386,939, which is close to the average stack. High roller superstars Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,984,954) and Jason Koon (1,700,256) finished with small stacks, but advanced nonetheless.

Day 2 begins February 28 and the poker site expects to crush its $5 million guarantee. When the tournament ends, it will become the largest online poker tournament so far in 2021.

Dvoress still has some work left to do before he ships another big online event. Day 1B will likely bring out many of the top online grinders. It certainly won’t be a cakewalk to the finish for the Canadian pro. But he’s in excellent position heading into Day 2.

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