Steve O’Dwyer wins his third PCA High Roller with $50k win, while the Main Event enters a second day. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Steve O’Dwyer Wins PCA $50k High Roller
Action continues at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure on Wednesday, highlighted by a win from a familiar face and by Day 2 of the Main Event.
In action on Tuesday, Steve O’Dwyer took down the $50,000 High Roller Roller for a first place prize of $769,500, besting 45 other players. With the win, O’Dwyer now has over $21 million in lifetime winnings, which puts him 10th on the all time live tournament money list. O’Dwyer won this same event in 2016 and also took down $100,000 Super High Roller in 2015.
A total of 582 players entered the Main Event through the first two flights of Day 1. Of those players that entered, only 148 players remain at the time of this writing. Michael Kamran holds the chip lead with David Peters, Phil Corion and Lucas Greenwood also among the top five. Adrian Mateos, Barry Greenstein Victor Ramdin are some of the notables that remain.
Keep up with the latest PCA Main Event action below:
– While the Bellagio poker room cage robber is still at large, there has been another robbery at a Las Vegas casino cage. This time, the robbery occurred Wednesday morning at 1 a.m. at New York-New York when an armed man walked up to the cage and demanded that the cashier give him money. Las Vegas police are searching for the suspect.
– Part Time Poker’s Alex Weldon recaps his 2017 predictions and makes some new predictions for poker in 2018.
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– Watch Doug Polk dissect a recent Poker Night in America hand between Phil Hellmuth and Liv Boeree on Poker
– Grinderschool.com poker training of the day is the first episode of the “$215 MTT Review” series where AAPoker goes over a huge win. In the first episode of a five part series, AAPoker discusses the early stages of a tournament.