We’ve always been wary of making all-out assertions when it comes to things like poker. Too much luck we say.
That’s why even when someone like Steve O’Dwyer goes on a super-heater and wins $1.42 million in a single year the farthest we’ll go is to say they might be good at poker.
O’Dwyer has been cashing in live majors since 2007 and though he’s never exactly struggled, he’s seriously hit his stride in 2011.
He once told us he got started online as a beta-tester for Full Tilt Poker, bug-reporting in exchange for tournament tickets.
This past year he’s made 10 final tables in events with a buy-in of $1,000 or more, including such highlights as:
- 1st - €1k PLO rebuy at EPT Loutraki - $25,439
- 1st - $1,500 Epic Pro-Am - $43,810
- 1st - $5k No-Limit Hold’em at Bellagio Cup VII - $259,452
- 2nd – WPT Venice €3k Main Event - $128,063
- 2nd – EPT London £5k Main Event - $726,790
- 4th – Wynn Classic $2k No-Limit Hold’em - $17,227
- 5th – EPT Barcelona €10k NLHE Single Reload - $67,568
- 5th – WPT Championship $5k No-Limit Hold’em - $26,715
- 6th – WSOP Europe €3k Shootout - $48,568
- 8th – NAPT Uncasville $5k Main Event - $32,330
O’Dwyer has total lifetime earnings in excess of $2 million, thanks to a long list of cashes between his recent heater and the event in which he recorded his first live result, the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Those years were highlighted by eight WSOP cashes, including a final table in the 2009 $10k Heads-Up Championship for $92,580. He also made the final table of the 2009 $15k WPT Five Diamond main event for $202,362.
O’Dwyer is also an accomplished online poker tournament player under the screenname “Mr. Tim Caum”.
Check out the photos of Steve O’Dwyer we’ve collected over the last four years.