Steve O'Dwyer Triumphs At 2015 EPT Prague Super High RollerDecember 11, 2015 1:59 pm
Having won the $100k PCA Super High Roller for $1,872,580 at the start of this year, US pro Steve O’Dwyer has closed out 2015 in a similarly spectacular fashion, this time taking down the €50k EPT Prague Super High Roller for €746,543 ($809,752). As a result, the 33 year-old has now enjoyed the best year of his tournament career, having amassed $4,826,036 in winnings throughout 2015, in the process boosting his career earnings to an impressive $12,043,261.
The €50k EPT Prague Super High Roller was held at the Hilton Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic, and attracted 46 players and 10 rebuys to create a prize pool worth €2,716,000. On Day 3, the talent stacked final table was then reached, with Steve O’Dwyer third in chips.
Thomas Muehloecker subsequently eliminated John Juanda in 8th (€107,550), before doing likewise to start-of-day chip leader Luuk Gieles in 7th (€137,140). Next, Sam Greenwood (A-A) took care of Daniel Dvoress (A-10) in 6th (€172,100), before Igor Kurganov (J-10) ended Thomas Muehloecker’s (6-6) EPT aspirations in 5th for €220,500.
Steve O’Dwyer (A-7) then proceeded to send Dzmitry Urbanovich (K-Q) to the rail in 4th (€285,000), while O’Dwyer’s K-Q outflopped Igor Kurganov’s A-J to eliminate him in 3rd (€376,400), thus ushering in the heads-up phase of the tournament.
The final battle commenced with O’Dwyer enjoying a 98bb to 41bb lead over Sam Greenwood, and after agreeing to split the prize money €724,228 and €643,607 respectively, just €22,315 and the title were left to play for. Fifteen hands later, Greenwood moved all-in holding 10-9 on a Q-J-4-6-5 board, only to be called by O’Dwyer, who then tabled J-10 to clinch the victory.
Final Table Results:
1 Steve O’Dwyer €746,543
2 Sam Greenwood €643,607
3 Igor Kurganov €376,400
4 Dzmitry Urbanovich €285,000
5 Thomas Muehloecker €220,500
6 Daniel Dvoress €172,100
7 Luuk Gieles €137,140
8 John Juanda €107,550