Steve O'Dwyer wins Irish Poker Open Main Event

Steve O'Dwyer

​The Main Event of the long-awaited Irish Poker Open series with a buy-in of $1 240 took place in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. For two years, the prestigious series was held online, and finally, players were able to take part in events offline in the center of beautiful Dublin.

The tournament collected 2 040 entries at its tables, which made it possible to collect a prize fund of $2 145 330.

It is symbolic that perhaps the most famous Irish poker player, Steve O'Dwyer, who lives in Dublin, became the champion of the Irish Poker Open ME. Steve noted that this victory is especially pleasant for him, given the long break in the game in live tournaments.

Interestingly, Daniel Wilson, who won the same Main Event in 2016, left the final table in fifth place. And it was Steve who knocked him out.

Read also: Steve O'Dwyer wins $5 200 WPT High Roller at PartyPoker

Steve confidently defeated the entire field of players and earned $344 190 for the winner's place. Steve went into the final day with the biggest stack and didn't miss out on that advantage, reaching first place and taking the well-deserved cup. Scottish poker player Kyle Maguire became the runner-up with a payout of $211 460.

Results and payouts of Irish Poker Open Main Event:

PlacePoker playerCountryPrize money
1Steve O'DwyerIreland344 190$
2Kyle MaguireScotland211 460
3Rus MirceaIreland149 790
4Garry SpinksEngland111 880
5Daniel WilsonIreland88 070$
6Matthew BushellEngland66 520$
7Christopher WilliamsEngland50 270$
8Justin Boyle
Ireland39 350$
9Patrick ClarkeIreland28 760$

The tournament ended with a limp from Steve O'Dwyer with A♥ 5♣, in response to which Maguire shoved with 9♠ 9♣. Steve called, the board was A♠ J♥ 4♠ J♦ T♦ and O'Dwyer won the tournament.

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