Luc Greenwood Wins Opening Event of British Poker Open

Luc Greenwood opened the series with a win in London.

The British Poker Open, presented by Poker Central and livestreamed on PokerGO, got off to a bit of a lukewarm start on Monday as just 26 entries were logged in Event #1: £10,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

Still, there was plenty of prize money up for grabs at the final table on Tuesday, and Luc Greenwood secured the first first win in series history. Greenwood banked £119,600 (~$145,000) for the win, which came on the heels of about $850,000 worth of cashes at EPT Barcelona.

PlacePlayerHome CountryPrize in £Prize in $
1Luc GreenwoodCanada£119,600$144,611
2Steve O’DwyerIreland£72,800$88,024
3Robert FlinkSweden£41,600$50,300
4Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom£26,600$32,162

Watson Bubbles

Day 2 of the event started on the stone bubble with Robert Flink on by far the shortest stack, according to the live updates.

However, he'd manage to avoid the bubble fate and a swingy start to Day 2 saw Flink go from shortest stack to biggest and Mike Watson go from biggest stack to bubbling in fifth. Watson attempted to get a large bluff through but was called down by Flink, who had {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds} on {j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and opted to go with it facing a river shove. Left as the shortest stack, Watson bubbled when Flink three-outed him for the rest of the money.

Greenwood Rises to Win

Flink wouldn't keep the momentum going as Greenwood doubled through him and passed him up a little after that when he turned Broadway all in preflop with {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} against {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}.

Then, Flink took another hit in one of the biggest pots of the tournament. A three-way all in developed with Steve O'Dwyer holding tens, Sam Grafton eights and Flink ace-king. Though a king flopped, a ten hit on the turn, busting Grafton and sending a big pot to O'Dwyer.

Greenwood then got in a huge flip with O'Dwyer, and Greenwood's Big Slick prevailed over pocket sevens. That left O'Dwyer resigned to a seeming third-place finish with just a few big blinds.

However, Flink opted to get his stack in with deuces again, this time running into Greenwood's {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. Greenwood made a flush on the river with just his {q-Spades} and sent Flink out in third, setting up a lop-sided heads-up match wherein O'Dwyer was down about 12-to-1.

While O'Dwyer managed one double, no miracle followed as Greenwood managed to put a beat on him with {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} besting {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} to end the tournament.

"I can't remember the last time I won a tournament," said Greenwood. "The money is obviously top priority but getting the win is awesome."

Photo courtesy of Poker Central

  • The first event of Poker Central's British Poker Open went to Canadian pro Luc Greenwood.

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