Daniel Dvoress Goes Into Overtime To Win 25,000 NL Hold'em II at EPT Paris

Daniel Dvoress Goes Into Overtime To Win 25,000 NL Hold'em II at EPT Paris

Saturdays 14-hour marathon fell short of deciding a winner in the second 25,000 NL Holdem event of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris, so the final three players knew that some additional hours would be required. The decision to come back and resume after playing another eight levels of Sundays 50,000 EPT Super High Roller meant that all of them would have to dig deep.

After bagging for the night in todays scheduled event, Daniel Dvoress found himself switching gears within minutes to become the short-handed short stack against Tamas Adamszki and Niklas Astedt at Le Palais des Congrs.

All three players were undoubted physically and mentally fatigued, having been up past 4 a.m. the previous night before enduring another nine hours on the felt to begin their Sunday. But a first-place prize of 444,840 was on the line, so a five-minute break was all that separated bagging one stack and sitting down to another.

Dvoress began the added day with just 13 big blinds, but found himself holding the PokerStars Spade before calling it a night. The Canadian told PokerNews that it was hard to switch gears from one tournament to the other, but found the cards at the right time including a two-outer turn card that saved his tournament life and propelled him to victory.

The win marked his second straight cash in Paris, after securing a min-cash of 63,000 in the opening 25,000 NL Holdem event of the series just two days ago.

25,000 NL Holdem II Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)
1Daniel DvoressCanada444,840
2Niklas AstedtSweden291,600
3Tamas AdamszkiHungary211,400
4Johannes StraverNetherlands160,400
5Mike WatsonCanada124,000
6Joris RuijsNetherlands94,800
7Enrico CamosciItaly72,900
8Viacheslav BuldyginRussian Federation58,300

Day 2 Action

Originally scheduled to finish in a single day, the event attracted a total of 62 entries to create a prize pool of 1,458,240. Each of the final three had locked up 211,400 before sitting down for todays Super High Roller. Moments after bagging at roughly 9:45 p.m., it was time to decide a champion.

There were only 62 big blinds in play as cards hit the felt, with Dvoress needing to mount a comeback in order to avoid a third-place finish. Adamszki held the chip lead with 28 big blinds, followed by Astedt closely behind.

The night began with Astedt momentarily taking the chip lead before Adamszki took it back, and moved all in on the button with his big stack. Dvoress put himself at risk with pocket kings, only to see Adamszki spiked a set on the flop. Down to just two outs with two cards to come, Dvoress found a king on the turn to double and take control of the three-handed battle.

From there, Dvoress completed the job against Adamszki by scoring the knockout, creating a commanding heads-up lead in the process.

Heads-Up Play

After confirming the chip counts, Dvoress entered heads-up play with a nearly 3-to-1 advantage and a total of just 51 big blinds on the table. The clock was also a consideration for Astedt, with just over 10 minutes left until a new level was set to begin.

With Astedt down to less than 15 big blinds, Dvoress applied the pressure before finishing off his comeback with an overbet that Astedt could not get away from. The result was a triumph for Dvoress, finally putting an extremely long but profitable trio of days to an end.

That concludes PokerNews live coverage of the second 25,000 NL Holdem event of the week, but action resumes Monday in the 50,000 EPT Super High Roller followed by more high buy-in events to come here at EPT Paris.


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