STEVE O’DWYER WINS POKERSTARS PANAMA HIGH ROLLER

STEVE O’DWYER WINS POKERSTARS PANAMA HIGH ROLLER

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Noted poker pro Steve O’Dwyer won the PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller for $240,451 after agreeing to a heads-up deal against Sam Greenwood who finished runner-up for $223,149.

O’Dwyer has been fairly busy at this Panama festival and earned three cashes, including a fourth-place finish in a $50,000 Super High Roller for $ 182,220, which was clinched by Ben Tollerene. O’Dwyer has a colossal $16,562,282 in total live earnings, with a highest cash prize of $1,872,580 made from winning the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller.

The Panama event had a rich prize pool of $1,067,000 generated from 110 entries.

Five players returned for the final table on Day 3 and almost immediately the short-stacked Felipe Ramos was sent packing, when his pocket kings were beaten by Francois Billard’s pocket aces.

The chip lead was swinging for four hours, until Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen’s pocket aces went up against Billard’s ace-queen and lost the pot. Two hands later Hunichen was exited.

Billard did not last any longer and when his ace-queen failed versus O’Dwyer’s pocket tens, he went out at third.

O’Dwyer had received a lead of 3.4 million as heads up began, against Sam Greenwood’s 1.1 million. Greenwood doubled up almost instantly evening the stacks and creating a situation ripe for a deal.

With a deal struck, O’Dwyer finished the tournament with a winning pair. Greenwood bagged $223,149 from his second-place finish.

Final Table Standings

1. Steve O’Dwyer - $240,451*

2. Sam Greenwood - $223,149*

3. Francois Billard - $123,780

4. Chris Hunichen - $100,300

5. Felipe Ramos - $80,560

6. Anthony Zinno - $62,690

7. Daian Salas - $49,620

8. Sam Chartier - $37,880