Steve O’Dwyer wins WPTDS Amsterdam High Roller
Holland Casino in Amsterdam was host to the ever-popular WPTDeepStacks series. The series came back to Amsterdam this year for the 5th time and it was a successful record-breaking stop too. The 2019 WPTDS Amsterdam was running between 23-31 March 2019 and saw a record participation in the Main Event in its history.
€2,200 High Roller
Steve O’Dwyer won a side event at the Holland Casino, the €2,200 High Roller. He beat a sizeable field and Marcel Goldenbelt in heads-up to be crowned as the champion of the HR for €72,905 (~INR 56.45 Lakhs). This is O’Dwyer’s 2nd victory at the venue, the first one being 2018 Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) €25,500 Super High Roller where local pro Alberto Stegeman shipped the ME.
O’Dwyer is already a superstar in the worldwide poker community and has over $26 million in recorded live cashes till date. He currently sits at 9th in USA’s All-Time Money List and 11th in the worldwide list. He won his biggest live cash back in 2015 for shipping PCA SHR event for $1,872,580 and has never looked back since.
O’Dwyer beat a Final Table which had all local pros on it. Heads-up started with Goldenbelt having 2:1 chip lead. O’Dwyer catched Goldenbelt’s Jd 9s bluff with Kd 6d over a board of Ad 4h Kh 10s As A little while later, Goldenbelt shoved his remaining stack with Queen-nine against O’Dwyer’s Ace-eight suited. The board didn’t amount to anything and O’Dwyer shipped the tournament with higher Ace-kicker.
Final Table Results –
- Steve O'Dwyer - €72,905 ($81,965)
- Marcel Goldenbelt - €46,120
- Sandro Pitzanti - €27,350
- Christian Pielich - €16,770
- David Boyaciyan - €12,770
- John Geenen - €10,835
- Paul Berende - €9,420
- Mangroe - €8,255
- Noah Boeken - €7,290
€1,200 Main Event
The highlight event of the series saw a record-breaking turnout of 507 entries. A total of 64 players finished in the money including notables such as Tobias Peters and Dutch bracelet winner Marcel Vonk. After 4 days of action in the ME, the eventual winner came to be Germany’s Felix Schulze for €104,304 (~INR 80.73 Lakhs).
Schulze beat France’s Emrah Cakmak in heads-up who ultimately settled for €69,525 as the second-place pay-out. He won the last hand of the game with pocket Tens against Cakmak’s Ace-king. American pro Joey Weissman was also present in the field and ran well and rounded up top 3 for €51,285.
Final Table Results –
- Felix Schulze - €104,304 ($117,253)
- Emrah Cakmak - €69,525
- Joey Weissman - €51,285
- Micha Hoedemaker - €38,245
- Mark Wiegerinck - €28,835
- Enrico Camosci - €21,985
- James Thody - €16,950
- Menduh Kalmaz - €13,220
- Carlos Dacosta Dias - €10,430
Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more such tournament updates, results and for general poker news from around the world and much more.
Check out our online poker rooms section, where you can read reviews on the biggest and best poker rooms in the country, while also taking advantage of their bonuses and promotions. Check out these top poker rooms HERE.