When play resumed today in the latest $2,100 Sunday Warm-Up Event on Pokerstars, it looked to be Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer's title to lose, as he came into the day with a comfortable chip lead over the field. On the opposite side, Brazilian pro Joao Simao came into the day as one of the shorter stacks, and was likely hoping to just make the final table. Simao was able to double up early, and he never looked back, defeating O''Dwyer heads up to take home over $150,000. Below you will see how the final table played out.
SCOOP Event 120-H Final Table Results
|1||Joao "IneedMassari" Simao||Brazil||$150,547|
|2||Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer||Ireland||$112,819|
|3||Job "DeadNylan" Greben||Netherlands||$84,546|
|5||Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone||Canada||$47,381|
|8||Andres "wisopekeño!" Gonzalez||Spain||$19,983|
Simao actually started the table as the short stack, but he would double up on one of the first hands of the final table, when he won a big coin flip against "m.a-0000." He would go on to double up again later with pocket queens against O'Dwyer, but without question, the biggest hand for Simao came when he cracked the pocket aces of Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone.
Simao and O'Dwyer were virtually even heads up, but Simao pulled away quickly, before eventually finishing O'Dwyer off in a hand where the Irishman flopped two pair, but his Brazilian foe made a full house on the river.
Congratulations to Joao Simao on his impressive victory, and thank you to everyone who tuned into the live coverage here at Pokernews!