Steve O’Dwyer Enjoys First Spanish Victory; Wins MILLIONS Europe Most Important Occasion

Steve O’Dwyer has gained poker tournaments everywhere in the world, however a victory on Spanish soil was on his to-do checklist. Was is the operative phrase as a result of O’Dwyer chalked that off when he got here out on prime within the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Most important Occasion in Barcelona.

With this newest victory, which got here with a €250,000 prize, O’Dwyer’s lifetime reside poker match earnings swelled to $31,580,066, sufficient for 14th place in poker’s all-time cash checklist. O’Dwyer’s win comes simply days after being the runner-up inthe €10,300 High Roller occasion, during which Teun Mulder triumphed.

MILLIONS Europe Most important Occasion Remaining Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Nation Prize EUR) Prize (USD)
1 Steve O’Dwyer Eire €250,000 $267,772
2 Luuk Gieles Netherlands €168,000 $179,943
3 Gergely Bartos Hungary €122,000 $130,673
4 Taras Khilko Ukraine €84,000 $89,971
5 Daniel Smyth Eire €65,000 $69,621
6 Igor Picone Germany €50,000 $53,554
7 Duc Haven Netherlands €38,500 $41,237
8 Pawel Brzeski Poland €29,000 $31,062
9 Jelle Moene Netherlands €29,000 $31,062

The €3,300 buy-in MILLIONS Europe Most important Occasion, the primary reside MILLIONS cease since earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, noticed 450 gamers buy-in and create a €1,310,300 ($1,403,447) prize pool. These ending within the prime 68 locations walked away with some prize cash to indicate for his or her efforts.

Steven van Zadelhoff was one of many first gamers to money on this occasion. Others, together with Yucel Eminoglu, Will Kassouf, and Ramon Colillas had been among the many first swathe of within the cash bustouts.Colillas won the €1,100 MILLIONS Open just a few days previous to the Most important Occasion.

Chess grandmaster Ottomar Ladva, former skilled soccer participant Anthony Gardner, Arthur Conan, partpoker’s Group On-line Jeffrey “MaximusBlack” Johnson, Alex Lynskey, Mathias Siljander, and Matthias Lipp all fell by the wayside earlier than the nine-handed closing desk. Matt Staples of partypoker Group On-line fame fell in tenth place.

Ramon Colillas Wins the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Open

Three Dutch gamers had been among the many closing 9 however two busted out early into the motion. Jelle Moene was the primary participant out of the door, the Dutchman defended his massive blind with king-deuce and check-called on the flop, flip, and all-in on the river with prime pair solely to find O’Dwyer’s ace-king had him out-kicked.

Poland’s Pawel Brzeski hit the rail in eighth when his three-bet shove with deuces was referred to as by Luuk Gieles holding ace-queen. A queen on the flop was sufficient to cut back the participant depend by one.

Seventh-place went to a different Dutch star in Duc ten Haven. Gergely Bartos min-raised to three,200,000, ten Haven regarded down at a pair of crimson kings and three-bet all-in for twenty-four,600,000. Bartos referred to as with ace-king and proceeded to flop an ace to finish the MILLIONS Europe Most important Occasion desires of ten Haven.

Bartos claimed one other scalp when his pocket fives held towards a 12 massive blind shove from Igor Picone made with ace-trey. A seven-high board failed to come back to Picone’s help.

O’Dwyer finishes second in the €10K High Roller

Irishman Daniel Smyth, who you might recall turned a $33 satellite tv for pc entry into the WPT World On-line Championship Most important Occasion title at partypoker, defended his massive blind to a shove with jack-ten and located himself towards the suited ace-five of Ukrainian Tara Khilko. The person from Ukraine flopped journey aces, and though Smyth had outs to a straight, they didn’t materialize on the flip and river.

Khilko was the subsequent participant heading for the cashier’s desk. Gieles set Khilko all in and Khilko referred to as off his final eight massive blinds with king-queen. Gieles flipped over ace-eight, and an eight on the flop meant the ultimate desk was down to a few gamers.

These three turned two when Gieles busted Bartos. Gieles min-raised to 10,000,000 and immediately referred to as when Bartos three-bet all-in for 122,000,000. The explanation for Gieles’ fast actions quickly turned evident; he held pocket aces. Bartos confirmed ace-five, and failed to attach with the 5 group playing cards.

O’Dwyer trailed Gieles by 142,000,000 to 304,000,000 chips going into heads-up, however managed to battle his approach degree after which right into a commanding lead. The ultimate hand of the MILLIONS Europe Most important Occasion noticed O’Dwyer open-shove with ace-ten, and Gieles name off the final of his 9 massive blinds with king-four. Gieles flopped two pair and a double-up regarded possible. Nevertheless, and ace on the flip adopted by the board pairing on the river counterfeited that two pair, resigned Gieles to a runner-up end, and gave O’Dwyer his long-awaited first outright victory in Spain.

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Author: Bradley Watson