Smaron, O’Dwyer Take Down Titles at PSC Panama

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Kenneth Smaron by Neil Stoddart for PokerStars.

American Kenneth Smaron is the first-ever winner of the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event.

Smaron outlasted 366 runners to take down the PSC crown and $293,860 in cash.

With the win Smaron cracked the $1m mark in lifetime tournament earnings with a total of $1,241,337.

Smaron is no stranger to success at PokerStars events and won the €10k high roller at EPT Prague for €595,500 in 2015.

Here’s a look at the final-table payouts for the PSC Panama Main Event:

1. Kenny Smaron - $293,860
2. Harpreet Gill - $217,860
3. Denis Timofeev - $161,340
4. Jonathan Abdellatif - $119,480
5. Robin Wozniczek - $88,480
6. Anthony Diotte - $65,520

O’Dwyer Snags Yet Another High Roller

Steve O’Dwyer can’t, won’t stop winning high roller events.

O’Dwyer beat out an ultra-tough 110-entry field in the PSC $10k High Roller to add another $240,451 to eye-popping $16m+ in lifetime live tournament earnings.

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Steve O'Dwyer

The final table included sharks Chris Hunichen, Felipe Ramos, Anthony Zinno, Sam Greenwood and Sam Chartier.

Heads-up eventually came down to O’Dwyer vs. Greenwood with O’Dwyer holding a considerable 4-1 chip advantage.

Greenwood did well, however, to fight back and nearly draw even with O’Dwyer. That led to a deal that left just $8,589 for which to play.

O’Dwyer eventually closed out the event to add another high roller to resume.

Meanwhile Greenwood did what’s he’s quickly becoming known for by finishing second. Greenwood has four runner-up finishes in high rollers.

In fact Greenwood finished second to O'Dwyer before in the 2015 EPT Prague Super High Roller.

Here’s a complete look at the final-table payouts (*reflects a two-way deal):

1. Steve O’Dwyer - $240,451
2. Sam Greenwood - $223,149
3. Francois Billard - $123,780
4. Chris Hunichen - $100,300
5. Felipe Ramos - $80,560
6. Anthony Zinno - $62,690
7. Damian Salas - $49,620
8. Sam Chartier - $37,880

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