It was a busy weekend of live poker action, as 89 players competed for their slice of the $85 million prize pot. There have been 240 events in the competition, with Steve O’Dwyer finally crowned the winner following the no-limit hold’em super high roller. That final round saw a prize pot of just over $2 million, with O’Dwyer taking home $521,598 for winning the event.
It was an excellent performance from O’Dwyer as he began the day with the joint-least amount of chips. He and Samuel Vousden had the lowest number of chips, while Andras Nemeth had led the game heading into the thrilling final day. Ben Sulsky was the first player to be eliminated.
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The action was pulsating for fans, as Fedor Holz exited the competition at eighth as he walked away with just under $89,000 for finishing in eighth spot. The field was narrowed further when Vyacheslav Buldygin departed the competition in sixth. He took home $143,781 for his performance. Talal Shakerchi previously took home the 2016 SCOOP event, but he departed this event next and claimed just over $186,000.
Joao Viera was knocked out in fourth place, before Chun Lei Zhou then left the competition in third. He took home a lucrative $311,517 for his efforts. The final two players were Nemeth and O’Dwyer, with the action between the two players starting off with Nemeth having double the number of chips. However, O’Dwyer chipped away at the deficit throughout the action, and he was finally able to take the lead after a pair of Jacks and Kings appeared on the table.
The writing was on the wall for Nemeth from that moment, and he wasn’t able to come back into the game. It marks the second time he has finished as a runner-up this year, as he previously finished second in the Irish Poker Open Online. On that occasion, he took home $325,423. His performance in this event saw him take home a bigger piece of the pie as he claimed just over $403,000. There was no doubting the winner however, as O’Dwyer claimed the $521,598 prize money for outlasting a talented field.
Record Breaking Month For New Jersey Online Poker
It was also revealed over the weekend that it has been a record breaking month in terms of revenue for the online industry in New Jersey. The news wouldn’t come as a surprise to most, as many fans are aware that the only way that they can get a poker experience at present is online, and that isn’t expected to change any time soon. It was also revealed that the state expects more of the same for May.
The previous record was set in March, but that was eclipsed by the totals that the three leading online casino sites recorded for April. These three sites took in a huge $5,148,373 in the month of April. You can learn all about the leading poker sites in New Jersey right here.