It’s one thing to win one high roller event at a poker tournament – but it’s really something to win two. Steve O’Dwyer has accomplished just that after winning the £10 000 High Roller (for $410 000) event at the PartyPoker Live Millions Tour, after winning the £25 000 High Roller event (f0r $587 000).
Two High Roller Events in A Row
In the first event, Dwyer was one of 51 runners vying for their share of a huge prize pool worth $1.6 million. Only 14 players went through to Day 2 of the event. In the final hand, O’Dwyer had J9 against Fabrizio Gonzalez’s Aces. Even with the smaller pre-flop hand, O’Dwyer was able to flop two pair before turning a full house.
In the second event won by O’Dwyer, there were 105 entries. After three long days, 11 players finished in the money and O’Dwyer found himself at a final table with talented players from countries all around the world like Italy, Germany and Norway. In the final hand, he was up against Gianluca Speranza. It was Aces against 73s, and O’Dwyer was able to walk away with the grand prize.
It is an impressive feat to take home the grand prize in two high roller events in the same tournament. O’Dwyer definitely deserves his huge windfall, worth nearly $1 million.
Running Good in 2018
O’Dwyer has a had a fantastic year, so far. Before taking the two high roller events at the Party Poker Live tournament, he saw some impressive wins worth over $1 million.
First, he cashed in on a prize worth $277 000 in a $2,100 buy-in event during the World Championship Of Online Poker. Then, he followed it up with a $900 000 win in the PartyPoker Super High Roller Powerfest event, which had a $25 000 buy-in.
All of these huge windfalls have pushed O’Dwyer almost into the Top 10 of Hendon Mob’s All Time Money list. With total winning of just over $23.3 million, he is in 11th place. He has beaten out Phil Helmuth and Sam Trickett, and could soon be up at the top of the list with Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Justin Bonomo.
Having earned multiple high roller prizes this year, O’Dwyer is well on his way to becoming one of the highest-earning poker players of all time. If he has a few more tournaments like this one, he’s sure to break the Top 10 in no time. It surely won’t take him long to overtake David Peters ($24.6 million) or Bryn Kenney (with $25.6 million).