Steve O’Dwyer wins WPTDS Amsterdam High Roller

Posted On 02 Apr, 2019 0

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 –

  1. Steve O'Dwyer - €72,905 ($81,965)
  2. Marcel Goldenbelt - €46,120
  3. Sandro Pitzanti - €27,350
  4. Christian Pielich - €16,770
  5. David Boyaciyan - €12,770
  6. John Geenen - €10,835
  7. Paul Berende - €9,420
  8. Mangroe - €8,255
  9. 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 –

  1. Felix Schulze - €104,304 ($117,253)
  2. Emrah Cakmak - €69,525
  3. Joey Weissman - €51,285
  4. Micha Hoedemaker - €38,245
  5. Mark Wiegerinck - €28,835
  6. Enrico Camosci - €21,985
  7. James Thody - €16,950
  8. Menduh Kalmaz - €13,220
  9. Carlos Dacosta Dias - €10,430

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