There was a huge tournament in the world of poker this past weekend, as the WSOP Millionaire Maker took centre stage. It would be a memorable day for Daniel Dvoress, as the star was able to claim success in the event to win nearly $1.5 million.
Dvoress has long been one of the standout players in the world of poker, and that was certainly evident with an unbelievable performance in the event this past weekend. It was the first time that he had won a WSOP championship, and the $1,489,289 prize money and illustrious golden bracelet were the rewards for his excellent performance.
Runner-Up Also Claims Huge Returns
It wasn’t just a successful day for Dvoress, as another millionaire was made during the action. Caio De Almeida finished in second place in the standings, and was able to take home just over $1 million for his performance. In total, De Almeida received $1,072,428 for his performance over the weekend. The prize fund for his second place finish was one of the largest ever in the history of online poker that was received from a player finishing in second place.
Still, De Almeida would have been disappointed not to get the win, as he was hoping to end his long wait for a first WSOP golden bracelet. Poker fans will be aware of the success that this event has achieved throughout its history, with the Millionaire Maker easily being one of the events that fans and players around the world look out for every season. The event has grown in popularity over the last seven years, with nearly 9,000 entries being involved in the competition last year. John Gorsuch was the player that finally was able to secure victory in that event, as he walked away with just over $1.3 million.
Final WSOP Table Standings
Dvoress was able to lead himself to success over the 6,299 entries. However, it will also be a fondly remembered occasions, as it was the first time that multiple players were able to walk away with over a million from the same event. Anatoly Filatov was the player to finish in third, as the Russian walked away from the event with $772,251. Michael Nugent and Alejandro Caridad were the next two players in the standings, with Nugent claiming fourth and $556,095 and Caridad claiming fifth and just over $400,000 in prize money.
Neville Endo Costa and Ronny Kaiser were the next two players on the list, as they finished in sixth and seventh respectively. Endo Costa was able to claim $288,356 for his finished, while Kaiser claimed $207,644 for his performance. Tomasz Cybulski and Aneris Adomkevicius finished in eighth and ninth in the standings. Cybulski claimed $149,523 for his performance, while the latter of the stars walked away with $107,671.
It was a memorable tournament, but you can read more about newsworthy performances from the WSOP Online, with Eoghan O’Dea winning his first WSOP Golden Bracelet here.