Steve O’Dwyer Claims Another Title at 2016 PCA

January 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Steve O'Dwyer wins 2016 PCA $50k event.

Steve O’Dwyer wins another PCA title and banks $945,495 by winning the 2016 PCA’s $50,000 Super High Roller. (Image:

Steve O’Dwyer has continued where he left off with a $945,495 win at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).

The achievement follows an amazing run of success in 2015 at tournaments as well.

Last year, the American pro who now calls Ireland home banked an impressive $4,879,829 in cash and picked up five titles (including the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller) to become one of the top players of the year.

Another Great Start to the Year

Not content to rest on his previous accomplishments, O’Dwyer joined the action at this year’s PCA and sat down alongside the cream of the world’s poker talent in the $50,000 Super High Roller.

The event attracted a total of 80 entries and, by the time the registration desk had closed, the prizepool had soared to over the $3 million mark.

With 30-minute levels and just a single day to play, the pace was frantic from the start, a reality that was to play to O’Dwyer’s advantage in the latter stages.

When the final table of eight got underway, it was Argentina’s Ivan Luca who got off to the best start by eliminating the UK’s Paul Newey and US pro Bryn Kenney (who won the PCA’s $100,000 Super High Roller last week) in quick succession.

However, with just six players left, a three-way all-in ensued, and when the chips had fallen, it was O’Dwyer who came out on top.

Three-way Blitz Seals It

That hand put him in the driver’s seat, and after helping to oust the likes of Erik Seidel, Isaac Haxton, and Ivan Luca, O’Dwyer found himself needing to eliminate Connor Drinan to secure another PCA title.

The final coup would see O’Dwyer’s Ad 3d maintain its pre-flop advantage over Drinan’s Qd Th to claim the final pot, another PCA title, and $945,495 in cash.

Following his latest win, O’Dwyer’s lifetime earnings now sit just under the $14 million mark, making him the 15th biggest winner in poker history and the 10th leading earner in the US.

$50,000 PCA Super High Roller Result

  1. Steve O’Dwyer – $945,495
  2. Connor Drinan – $870,625
  3. Ivan Luca – $494,080
  4. Isaac Haxton – $380,200
  5. Erik Seidel – $301,080
  6. Daniel Dvoress – $235,460
  7. Bryn Kenney – $185,280
  8. Paul Newey – $144,760


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