Steve O’Dwyer closed out the 2022 European Poker Tour Barcelona pageant with a bang, taking down the ultimate excessive curler occasion of the collection to safe his thirty first recorded dwell event title and his 67th profession rating of six figures or extra.
O’Dwyer beat out a discipline of 52 whole entries within the €25,000 buy-in no-limit maintain’em event, taking $417,933 because the champion. This win noticed his lifetime event earnings develop to $32,955,932, which is nice for 14th place on the all-time cash checklist.
The American-born poker professional, now based mostly out of Ireland, additionally earned 420 Card Player Player of the Year factors after rising victorious. This was O’Dwyer’s third title of the 12 months, having additionally gained the Irish Open primary occasion and a €3,300 buy-in facet occasion on the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe pageant, which joined his most up-to-date win in going down on the Casino Barcelona. With these titles and 4 extra final-table finishes as properly, O’Dwyer has gathered sufficient factors to climb to twenty third place within the 2022 POY race sponsored by Global Poker.
The prime seven finishers made the cash on this occasion, with bracelet winner and up to date EPT Barcelona €100,000 buy-in champion Mikita Badziakouski being knocked out on the cash bubble when his pocket tens have been unable to carry up towards the A-4 suited of Spanish poker professional Juan Pardo.
Nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel was the primary to fall inside the cash, together with his A-J suited working into the A-Ok of Pablo Brito Silva. Neither participant improved on a nine-high runout and Seidel was eradicated in seventh place ($67,517). This was the 62-year-old Hall of Fame member’s tenth final-table end of the 12 months. With one title gained and greater than $3 million in year-to-date earnings, he’s now sitting in twelfth place on the POY leaderboard.
Finnish bracelet winner Eelis Parssinen’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when his A-4 suited confronted off towards the A-10 suited of Brazil’s Bruno Volkmann. Parssinen picked up a pair and a flush draw, however Volkmann had hit the next pair on the flop. Volkmann picked up a backdoor flush draw on the flip, as properly. The river helped neither participant and Parssinen was knocked out in sixth place ($86,808).
Despite having eradicated Seidel, Silva discovered himself because the brief stack with 5 remaining. He had doubled up O’Dwyer a bit earlier, then misplaced an enormous pot with out showdown to latest Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open primary occasion champion Sergio Aido. Silva ultimately obtained the final of his brief stack in with A-3. He was all-in and in danger, going through the pocket kings of O’Dwyer. The overpair held up and Silva was despatched house with $109,303 for his newest deep run. The Brazilian now has greater than $1.7 million in recorded earnings to his title.
The chip lead modified fingers a number of occasions throughout four-handed play. Eventually, O’Dwyer gained an important preflop race to slim the sphere and take the lead for what turned out to be the final time. His AJ beat out the 44 of Aido, enhancing to the nut flush on the river. Aido secured $141,460 for his fourth-place exhibiting. This was his seventh final-table end of the 12 months, and it noticed him earn sufficient POY factors to maneuver into twenty first place within the general standings.
Not lengthy after that, O’Dwyer open-shoved from the small bling with Ok6 and Volkmann referred to as all-in for round 12 large blinds with AJ. O’Dwyer flopped kings and sixes and held from there to get rid of Volkmann in third place ($186,471).
Heads-up play started with O’Dwyer holding 4,075,000 to Pardo’s 1,125,000. Pardo was in a position to battle his means again into it, however he misplaced a big pot when his river bluff was picked off by O’Dwyer. Pardo was left on fumes after that. He was quickly all-in with J-3 offsuit trailing the J-10 of O’Dwyer. A ten-high runout locked up the pot and the title for O’Dwyer. Pardo cashed for $276,482 because the runner-up, growing his profession earnings to $5.2 million.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
|Place||Player||Earnings (USD)||POY Points|
|5||Pablo Brito Silva||$109,303||175|
Winner picture: Tomas Stacha / Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd.