Seat 2: Steve O'Dwyer (1,015,000)
Steve O'Dwyer is a familiar face on the European Poker Tour and may be best known for winning the 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event. In what was the final Main Event of the EPT 9 season, O'Dwyer bested what was one of the most stacked final tables in EPT history. O'Dwyer conquered the likes of Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Lodden, Jake Cody, Noah Schwartz, and Grant Levy to pocket the €1,224,000 in first-place prize money as well as the title and the trophy.
Prior to winning that prestigious event, O'Dwyer was still a staple of the tournament circuit and found much success worldwide. O’Dwyer’s first big score was back in 2009 when he came sixth in the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $213,796, but it was 2011 when the communications graduate had his breakthrough year. O’Dwyer won nearly $1.5 million that year and snagged a further $880,000 in 2012, tearing through EPT Season 8 with a fifth place in the EPT Barcelona €10,000 High Roller, a runner-up finish at EPT London for £465,000, and seventh at EPT Copenhagen for DKr 290,000. O’Dwyer originally hails from the United States but now holds an Irish passport and now lives in Dublin where he plays poker online.