Steve O’Dwyer’s landlord won’t have to worry about October’s rent after the high rolling phenom showed his versatility in winning four major titles both online and in the land of buttered toast and tea.
The American star has applied the defibrillators on cashier tills across the globe with increasing frequency in the past seven years winning an incredible 21-titles, but he has never found the same rock ‘n’ rolling rhythm when competing against the very best in the digital world.
Whether his lack of success is down to fear of Wi-Fi rays giving him head cancer, tipping oxtail soup on his keyboard and never replacing it, or just plain online poker run bad, until this year, you wouldn’t find the online pseudonyms MrTimCaum (PokerStars & Full Tilt) and eet_smakelijk (partypoker) at the top of the major online ITM records.
In the past four weeks, O’Dwyer went from tins of braised beef to fillet steak after nailing big scores in both the PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), and partypoker’s POWERFEST.
On the 16th September, O’Dwyer topped a field of 667-entrants to win the $2,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Eight Max for $227,100.97, eclipsing his previous best online score of $93,750 for winning the $1k Monday event on Full Tilt Poker (FTP) way back in 2009.
Five days later, O’Dwyer destroyed that personal best like a famished builder destroys the first pint of beer to greet his lips on a Friday night, beating 156-entrants, including a final table that housed the likes of Michael Zhang, Jon Van Fleet and Jason Koon to win the $25,500 buy-in $3m GTD Championship Event during partypoker’s POWERFEST for $896,610.
Those two results mean O’Dwyer has won a lilliputians’ shoe length below $5m playing online tournaments. Not too shabby until you compare it to the $24,796,309 O’Dwyer has won playing live, and that’s where we head to next in this incredible journey.
Steve O’Dwyer Owns partypoker MILLIONS UK.
The first major live event to take place after September’s online shenanigans was partypoker’s MILLIONS UK, and O’Dwyer turned up with all the heat of a hot water bottle after his two online triumphs.
The £25,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller became title #20 after O’Dwyer conquered a field of 51-entrants, including Fabrizio Catalidi, heads-up, to win the $592,448 first prize. It says something when you consider that score only ranked as his fourth highest of the year.
Four days later, and O’Dwyer secured the double vanquishing 105-entrants, including the former SCOOP Main Event winner, Gianluca ‘Tankanza’ Speranza, heads-up, to send another $407,734 whizzing down a wire to a bank manager who has grown accustomed to watching O’Dwyer’s account twinkle like a star.
O’Dwyer’s MILLIONS double saw him return to the All-Time Live Tournament Money Earned List Top #10 on The Hendon Mob, replacing David Peters.
Here are those final table results:
£25k Buy-in Final Table Results
1. Steve O’Dwyer – £450,000
2. Fabrizio Cataldi – £286,750
3. Orpen Kisacikoglu – £200,000
4. Christoph Vogelsang – £140,000
5. Aymon Hata – £100,000
6. Niall Farrell – £60,000
£10k Buy-In Final Table Results
1. Steve O’Dwyer -£314,000
2. Gianluca Speranza – £193,000
3. Preben Stokken – £129,000
4. Dominik Nitsche – £95,000
5. Michael Zhang – £75,000
6. Chris Brammer – £60,000
7. Joao Vieira – £45,000
8. Anthony Elliot – £35,000
How long will this incredible heat last?
I think it’s already ended.
Won the DTD 25k but it’s been over 48hrs since I landed and @flybe still hasn’t delivered my luggage they lost so I guess I’m breaking even
— steveodwyer (@steveodwyer) October 4, 2018