The British Poker Open (BPO) presented by Poker Central and livestreamed on PokerGO began on this past Monday. The series got off to a lukewarm start with just 26 entries logging in its Event #1: £10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, which crowned a champion in Luc Greenwood, the brother of the high stakes player Sam Greenwood. The Canadian pro took home an impressive £ 119,600 for his win.
To claim his victory, Greenwood outlasted a strong field of 26 entries. Although the field was small, he defeated some of the best poker players in the world and they included the likes of Stephen Chidwick, 2018 GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, and the eventual runner-up Steve O’Dwyer.
The second and final day of the event started with Robert Flink being the shortest stack among the 5 remaining players. The eventual winner Luc Greenwood and Sam Grafton, each held 70 bigs to begin Day 2. The start of the final day was a little dramatic as it saw saw Flink go from shortest stack to biggest stack and Mike Watson go from biggest stack to bubbling the tournament in fifth place.
Flink got a big hit when he got involved himself in a three-way all-in with Steve O’Dwyer holding tens, Sam Grafton having eights and Flink with ace-king. Though a king came on the flop, a ten opened on the turn, busting Grafton in 4th place and giving a big pot to O’Dwyer. A little later, it was an interesting battle between O’Dwyer and Greenwood where the latter had A-K, which bested pocket sevens of Dwyer. This left O’Dwyer with just a few big blinds among the final three players.
Keeping his momentum going, Greenwood then won a race with King-Queen against Robert Flink’s deuces to bust Flink in third place for £41,600. Finally, it came to heads-up between Greenwood and O’Dwyer who managed a double-up but eventually got busted in the second place. Greenwood cracked pocket tens with his King-10 and with a King landing on the turn, he took down the title.
- Luc Greenwood (Canada) £119,600
- Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland) £72,800
- Robert Flink (Sweden) £41,600
- Sam Grafton (United Kingdom) £26,000