O'Dwyer Makes Back-to-Back EPT London Final Tables
At an EPT London final table packed with good storylines, Steve O'Dwyer has the chip lead and the chance to bring his to an epic conclusion.
Finishing as runner-up at EPT London Season 8 to Benny Spindler, O'Dwyer - who's been on an epic tear in tournaments with 19 final tables in just 17 months - has a chance to do one better this time around.
Thanks to a big last few levels on Day 4, O'Dwyer enters the final table with 5,270,00 chips - almost 2m ahead of second-place Ruben Visser.
Should O'Dwyer take it down he'll add an almost absurd £700,000 to his tournament haul over the past year and a half.
Still at least two other great pros, each with their own great story arc, stand in his way.
Jorgensen, Moorman Join in Final 8
For those who have followed Theo Jorgensen's path back to normalcy after his terrifying December home invasion, you'll know it's been a slow climb.
The fact he's made a deep run in his return to live poker, and a final table no less, is an epic storyline in its own right.
He'll have a chance to make the story even better tomorrow as he'll begin the day fifth in chips at 1,550,000 - well within hopes of making a play for the title.
Also making the final table with a chance for an epic finish is local British hope Chris Moorman.
The greatest online MTTer of all time, Moorman has yet to win a major live tour title and finished runner-up in the WSOPE Main Event only after it was moved from London to Cannes.
The chance to win his first big live tournament on home turf will certainly bring out a loud and boisterous rail at the final table in support.
The final 8 and chip counts:
- 1. Steve O'Dwyer 5,270,000
- 2. Ruben Visser 3,640,000
- 3. Olof Haglund 2,755,000
- 4. Christopher Frank 2,570,000
- 5. Theo Jorgensen 1,550,000
- 6. Mantas Visockis 1,510,000
- 7. Chris Moorman 1,075,000
- 8. Tamer Kamel 960,000
Action resumes tomorrow in London at noon. Look for live reports on the PokerStars blog or watch the live stream right here on PokerListings.