Sam Soverel Wins Second British Poker Open Title (£227,500)
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Sam Soverel has made the most of his trip across the Atlantic Ocean. He booked his second win in a British Poker Open event at Aspers Casino in London, after finishing on top of a field of 13 entrants in Event #8: £25,000 NLH for £227,500.
In addition to his two wins, Soverel also has three other cashes in the first five events to put him firmly in the lead on the British Poker Open Championship leaderboard. He now has notched £788,700 in cashes this festival.
Event #8: £25K NLHE Official Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize in £||Prize in $|
|1||Sam Soverel||United States||£227,500||$280,380|
|2||Steve O'Dwyer||United States||£97,500||$120,163|
Final Table Action
The one-day event took less than 13 hours from start to finish and was a who's who in poker, including Soverel, Steve O'Dwyer, Ben Tollerene, Ali Imsirovic, Christoph Vogelsang, Sam Greenwood, Kahle Burns, Timothy Adams, Cary Katz, and Stephen Chidwick.
When the event was down to three players, the bubble, Tollerene had the chip lead against Soverel and O'Dwyer. He was, however, unable to parlay this into a cash. O'Dwyer doubled against Tollerene after he three-bet jammed big slick and held against Tollerene's ace-ten.
Less than an hour later, Tollerene hit the rail; bubbling the event. Soverel jammed with king-queen from the small blind and won a flip after Tollerene called with pocket eights from the big blind.
O'Dwyer entered heads-up play against Soverel with an almost 3:2 chip advantage. Soverel battled back and took a more than 3:1 chip advantage before doubling up O'Dwyer when his queen-jack was no good against king-six.
Soverel had reclaimed the chip lead when the final hand took place. O'Dwyer with king-nine had top pair on the turn against Soverel's two pair with king-deuce. The two got the chips in the middle and a blank on the river ended it all. O'Dwyer walked away with a healthy consolation prize of £97,500.
BPO Series Leaderboard Standings After Eight Events
Sam Soverel has just about run away with the British Poker Open Championship leaderboard with eight events down and just two to go. Stephen Chidwick is the closest on Soverel's tail but will need to dominate the final two events to have a chance of winning the leaderboard.
* Photos and hand data courtesy of Poker Central.