Steve O'Dwyer Wins ACOP Super High Roller For $1.81mNovember 4, 2014 12:38 pm
US pro Steve O’Dwyer has won the APPT 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Super High Roller, after besting a field of 52 players, including 50 rebuys, to lift the title and collect the HK$14.050m (US$1,811,638) first place prize. The huge payout represents O’Dwyer’s biggest score to date, surpassing the $1,604,972 he earned taking down the 2013 EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.
Following his impressive victory Steve O’Dwyer, who now boasts $7,268,625 in live tournament winnings, tweeted: “I won! Huge thanks to MCB and the rest of the tournament staff for hosting a fantastic event, I can’t wait to play the next one!”
The $500,000 HKD (US$64,500) buy-in Super High Roller took place on Saturday 1st November at the City of Dreams Macau, and just the stacked final table of eight would then see a return on their investment.
After the final table action got underway, Daniel Colman (Q-J) eliminated Davidi Kitai (K-8) in 8th ($312,091), but Colman’s luck then ran out after five-bet shoving his Ac-Kc into Steve O’Dwyer’s pocket aces to exit the tournament in 7th for $373,932.
Next, Praytush Buddiga (A-K) sent Kitson Kho (A-10) to the rail in 6th ($438,403), before Buddiga picked up 5-5 and did likewise to Joseph Cheong (A-J) in 5th for $528,663. Steve O’Dwyer subsequently took care of Connor Drinan in 4th ($657,605), and Praytush Buddiga in 3rd ($844,571) to force heads-up play against Ryan Fee for the title.
As the final battle commenced, O’Dwyer held a 2-to-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and the deciding hand was eventually played after O’Dwyer was dealt Qc-8h to Fee’s 6s-5d. The board of Qs-9h-7h-3h-5h subsequently saw O’Dwyer call Fee’s aggressive bets on each street, including an all-in shove on the river. Luckily for O’Dwyer his top pair was good enough to beat Fee’s busted straight, and so he brought the tournament to a decisive end, and was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Steve O’Dwyer $1,811,638
2 Ryan Fee $1,282,975
3 Praytush Buddiga $844,571
4 Connor Drinan $657,605
5 Joseph Cheong $528,663
6 Kitson Kho $438,403
7 Daniel Colman $373,932
8 Davidi Kitai $312,091