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Steve O’Dwyer Wins 2020 World Poker Tour World Online Championships Heads-Up Event

The 2020 World Poker Tour World Online Championships $3,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em heads-up championship attracted a total of 166 admissions, leading to a small overlay at the $500,000 guaranteed occasion. The best 32 finishers produced the cash in this event, together with the most significant payout heading to eventual winner Steve O’Dwyer. The high-stakes tournament regular was awarded $135,000 as the last player standing in this shootout-format event.

The 38-year-old resident of Ireland now has more than $31.2 million in recorded tournament scores, enough to maintain his hold on the 10th-place spot on poker’s all-time money list.

O’Dwyer defeated Niko Koop from the quarter , calling down a multi-street bluff out of his German opponent using queens and fours to prepare a semi-final showdown against Allan Berger. The game didn’t last long, using a set-over-set situation leading to a fast conclusion for Berger. He picked up 8Spade Suit

8Diamond Suit

on the match with dividers of 600-1,2000, also increased to 3,000. O’Dwyer three-bet to 11,000 with QHeart Suit

QDiamond Suit

. Berger called and the flop came down AClub Suit

JDiamond Suit

5Spade Suit

. Both players checked and the 8Club Suit

hit the turn, giving Berger a set of eights. O’Dwyer assessed and Berger wager 11,000. O’Dwyer called and the QSpade Suit

gave him a superior set on the river. O’Dwyer assessed and Beger transferred all-in for 70,000. O’Dwyer quickly called to take down the pot and move on to the finals.

Artem Akhmetvaleyev defeated Jorma Nuutinen on the other side of the bracket to join O’Dwyer from the finals. O’Dwyer ran a multi-street bluff, shoving all-in with ace-nine high to obtain Akhmetvaleyev off of a flopped second pair to take nearly a 2:1 chip lead in the before all else few minutes of the match. In the final hand, O’Dwyer picked the AClub Suit

KClub Suit

on the button and increased into 2,640 and Akhmetvaleyev called in the large blind with 8Diamond Suit

7Spade Suit

. The flop came 10Spade Suit

8Club Suit

5Heart Suit

and Akhmetvaleyev check-called a wager of 3,696 together with his middle group. The KDiamond Suit

on the flip handed O’Dwyer top pair. Akhmetvaleyev checked and O’Dwyer wager 16,000. Akhmetvaleyev called along with also the 4Spade Suit

finished the plank. Akhmetvaleyev assessed and O’Dwyer moved all-in, having Akhmetvaleyev’s last 50,000 well covered. Akhmetvaleyev made the call after some consideration, only to learn that his hand was second best. He took home $75,000 for his runner-up showing.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded to the top eight finishers:

Place Name Earnings
Champion Steve O’Dwyer $135,000
Runner-Up Artem Akhmetvaleyev $75,000
Semi-Finalist Jorma Nuutinen $40,000
Semi-Finalist Allan Berger $40,000
Quarter-Finalist Joao Vieira $17,500
Quarter-Finalist Arnaud Enselme $17,500
Quarter-Finalist Niko Koop $17,500
Quarter-Finalist Eugenio Peralta $17,500

O’Dwyer photo via partypoker LIVE.