Monday, April 30, 2018

Steve O’Dwyer Takes Down Another 50K High Roller at EPT Monte Carlo

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Steve O’Dwyer Takes Down Another 50K High Roller at EPT Monte Carlo

Popular poker pro Steve O’Dwyer scooped another title from a PokerStars-branded High Roller last night at the Monte-Carlo Casino during the ongoing EPT festival. The player emerged victorious over a packed field of fellow high roller specialists to collect the tournament trophy and €676,300.

O’Dwyer played the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller. The event took place at the Salle des Americas poker room at the host venue on Sunday. It attracted 30 unique participants and 11 re-entries. O’Dwyer himself did not need to shoot a second bullet as he navigated through the event’s field beautifully to collect the largest payout.

Speaking of money, the tournament’s field created a prize pool of €1,988,910, which was distributed between the top six finishers.

EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller champ Sam Greenwood became the unfortunate bubble boy in the €50,000 buy-in tournament. Germany’s Rainer Kempe was the first to fall into the money. The player’s share of the prize pool totaled €139,200.

Daniel Dvoress and Justin Bonomo were the next to exit the tournament, cashing €179,000 and €228,700, respectively. That was a second High Roller final table for Bonomo in just as many days as the player took part in the Super High Roller the previous day to finish fifth for €401,000. Steffen Sontheimer busted in third place, good for €467,410. His elimination set the heads-up match between O’Dwyer and Nick Petrangelo.

Two-Handed Action

It was in fact Petrangelo who eliminated Sontheimer to scoop his chips and the chip lead. He had 2.1 million at the start of heads-up to O’Dwyer’s 1.8 million. It took an hour before the name of the champion was determined.

And it was really all decided in the final two hands of play. Those two hands helped O’Dwyer gain control over the majority of chips in play and eliminate his final opponent. On what turned out to be the final hand dealt in the tournament, Petrangelo went all-in for his last chips and O’Dwyer called.

Petrangelo had [Qh][5c] at that point to clash against his opponent’s [Jh][Kd]. The [3c][2d][Qd][Ks][10s] ran out on the board to seal it for O’Dwyer. Petrangelo left second place for €467,410 of the prize pool.

O’Dwyer’s latest cash helped him boost his live tournament earnings to over $22.1 million. It is important to note that back in January O’Dwyer won another 50K High Roller. The player topped the elite field of the PCA $50,000 High Roller to collect $769,500. Back in January 2016, he won that same event for $945,495. And in December 2015, O’Dwyer captured the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller title for €746,543. These are just a few of the countless high roller events the player has excelled in over the past several years to establish himself as one of the most seasoned and accomplished high roller players in contemporary live poker.

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