Sam Soverel Wins Second British Poker Open Title (£227,500)

Sam Soverel

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize in £Prize in $
1Sam SoverelUnited States£227,500$280,380
2Steve O'DwyerUnited 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.

Steve O'Dwyer finished runner-up for £97,500 ($120,163)
Steve O'Dwyer finished runner-up for £97,500 ($120,163)

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.

1Sam Soverel780£788,700
2Stephen Chidwick420£343,500
3George Wolff340£232,500
4Steve O'Dwyer280£170,300
5Sam Greenwood260£147,200
6Robert Flink240£108,800
7Sergi Reixach200£253,000
8Elio Fox200£157,000
9Paul Newey200£156,400
10Luc Greenwood200£119,600

* Photos and hand data courtesy of Poker Central.

  • Sam Soverel holds a commanding lead on the British Poker Open leaderboard after five cashes and two wins.

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