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  • September 28, 2020

Poker News: Steve O'Dwyer Wins 2014 Asia Championship Of Poker Super High Roller

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Seventeen months after a career victory at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, US-born poker pro Stephen O’Dwyer (GPI No. 313) finally returned to the winners’ circle earlier today, defeating over 50 of the game’s best in the $500,000 HKD buy-in Super High Roller event at the Asia Championship of Poker currently underway at the City of Dreams in Macau.
n recent years Macau has become the new locus of ultra high-stakes poker action, at first in cash games and increasingly in the tournament realm. The latest massive event to go down in the world’s largest gambling center was the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker $500,000 HKD($64,500 USD) buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller held at the City of Dreams Macau.
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A total of 52 entrants, who made 50 rebuys between them, built a prize pool of over $6.2 million USD. In the end Steve O’Dwyer emerged victorious, defeating a stacked final table to capture the $1,811,828 USD first-place prize and his ninth career tournament title.
O’Dwyer had to overcome a very tough final table that included the likes of Davidi Kitai (8th – $312,124 USD), 2014’s hottest tournament player, Dan Colman (7th – $373,972 USD), Joseph Cheong (5th – $528,718 USD), Connor Drinan (4th – $657,674 USD) and Pratyush Biddiga (3rd – $844,660USD).
In the end he had to outlast Ryan Fee heads up to capture the title. O’Dwyer began with over a 2-to-1 chip lead, but by the time the final hand arose he had only a slight lead on the American pro.
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SUPER HIGH ROLLER EVENT
$500,000 HKD Buy-In | 102 Entries | $6,260,000 USD Prize Pool
Final Table Results
1st Steve O’Dwyer (USA) $1,800,000
2nd Ryan Fee (USA) $1,300,000
3rd Pratyush Buddiga (USA) $845,000
4th Connor Drinan (USA) $660,000
5th Joseph Cheong (USA) $530,000
6th Kitson Kho (CHN) $440,000
7th Daniel Colman (USA) $375,000
8th Davidi Kitai (BEL) $315,000
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