Steve O'Dwyer Triumphs at PSC Macau Super High Roller

Steve O'Dwyer Triumphs at PSC Macau Super High RollerThe PokerStars Championship Macau was held at the City of Dreams, with its HKD$400k ($51,473) Super High Roller attracting 88 entries to create a prize pool worth HKD$33,802,560 ($4,349,820). Three days later, and US pro Steve O’Dwyer would eventually overcome the field, including Germany’s Fedor Holz heads-up, to claim yet another title, as well as a first place prize of Hk$8,460,803 ($1,154,950).
Last month, O’Dwyer took down the $10,300 PSC Panama High Roller for $240,451, and so far this year he has reached four final tables, and cashed for a total of $1,558,879. With his latest winning performance in Macau, the 34 year-old Colorado born pro now boosts his live career earnings to $17,651,065, in the process vaulting past Jason Mercier (14th) and Jonathan Duhamel (13th) to claim 12th place on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $17,651,064 in winnings.
O’Dwyer started Day 3 as the chip leader, and after the final table of eight was set, he was dealt pocket kings to eliminate James Chen (A-Q) in 7th, before doing likewise to Qiang Lin in 6th. Three-handed play then saw O’Dwyer’s pocket eights send Germany’s Manig Loeser (10-3) to the rail in 3rd, in the process setting up the final battle against Fedor Holz, another German player, for the title.
At this stage, O’Dwyer held a 4-to-1 chip lead over Holz, and after locking up a deal, the deciding hand was played soon after with O’Dwyer (J-10) and Holz (6-6) all-in preflop. The 3-A-10-7-3 then sealed the deal, and so O’Dwyer took the title, while Holz walked away with a runner-up prize worth $877,392. As a result, Holz is now placed 7th on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $21,709,149 in winnings.
Paid Money Places:
1: Steve O’Dwyer $1,099,908
2: Fedor Holz $877,392
3: Manig Loeser $536,120
4: Kahle Burns $419,640
5: Zuo Wang $338,390
6: Qiang Lin $263,640
7: James Chen $208,723
8: Zhao Hongjun $162,630
9: Dan Smith $123,110
10: Stanley Choi $93,554
11: Michael Egan $93,554
12: Daniel Neilson $86,991
13: Isaac Haxton $86,991

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