Steve O’Dwyer Wins Triton Poker Turbo Opener for $510,000

Steve O Dwyer emerged victorious in the first of the much-anticipated Triton Poker Super High Roller Series of tournaments in Montenegro, lifting the opening Turbo event for a whopping $510,000…

By: Andrew Burnett

The Maestral Casino in the Monetenegran coastal resort of Budva is playing host to the Triton super high-rollers this week and next, and the world’s best were out in force to kick things off.

Isaac Ike Haxton, Sam Greenwood, Liv Boeree, Linus LlinusLLove Loeliger, Paul Phua and scores of others anted up the 250,000HKD ($32,000) buy-in to get things underway, but not all of them would survive to the five paid spots of course.

Germany’s Dietrich Fast would be the unlucky bubble-boy, a ding-dong day of ups and downs ended when he fell on the sword of Haxton, leaving the rest to enjoy an early payday in the one-day event.

Canada’s Sam Greenwood is never far from the top spots when the super highroller’s clash, and yesterday was no exception, but he would have to settle for a 5th place and a not unwelcome $128k payout when he was sent to the rails by O’Dwyer.

Kok Weng Beh is not a household name by any means, but he added a 3rd spot to his 5th place at Triton Poker’s Jeju stop in Korea just two months ago and must now be considered a real threat to the rest of the fields over the next fortnight in Montenegro.

Linus Loeliger is certainly a well-known name in the poker world, the Swiss pro’s online prowess under his LlinusLlove nickname one of the success stories of recent years.

Yesterday he added his biggest-ever live cash to a burgeoning resume, O’Dwyer once again the executioner busting Loeliger on 3rd for almost $220,000.

This left O’Dwyer facing another legend of the game, Ike Haxton, heads-up for the title and the denouement when it came was a brutal one…

Final results

1 Steve O’Dwyer $510,000
2 Isaac Haxton $330,000
3 Linus Loeliger $220,000
4 Kok Weng Beh $158.000
5 Sam Greenwood $128,000



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