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Steve O'Dwyer

Stephen O'Dwyer
Mr. Tim Caum
Total winnings
$ 19,145,160
First place Finishes


Stephen 'Steve' O'Dwyer is an American professional poker player currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although O'Dwyer has no major poker titles to his name, with three million in live tournament winnings and numerous money finishes in all the major poker circuits, he has proved to be a tough opponent to anyone who stands in his way at the poker tables.


O'Dwyer was born in 1982 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He started playing poker after he saw Chris Moneymaker take down the 2003 World Series of Poker. O'Dwyer was always into games, but never realized that poker could be as profitable. Then in 2004 he started playing online and went to Vegas just after he finished college, seeking more games and bigger opportunities.


Before he got into poker O'Dwyer was studying broadcasting at the East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, unlike his younger brother and sister, who chose schools in Philadelphia, closer to their home in Pennsylvania. In 2004 he saw an advertisement on a message board for a a new online poker site “Full Tilt Poker” searching for beta testers. He took the job and after playing 1,000 hands was able to enter a $,5000 freeroll. He cashed the tournament for $7.5, but ended up losing it pretty fast in a cash game.

After grinding online for awhile, O'Dwyer was able to score a couple of decent money finishes. He even won a Sunday tournament on Bodog which was enough to get him through the last semester in college. As soon as his studies were done, O'Dwyer was gone to Vegas.

World Series of Poker

The year 2007 was when O'Dwyer scored his first cash at the World Series of Poker. In fact he cashed in four events taking home a total of $70,000 in winnings. O'Dwyer made his first WSOP final table in 2009 when he finished eighth in the $10,000 World Championship Heads-Up event for more than $90,000. His best WSOP result so far came in 2011 when O'Dwyer placed sixth in the €3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event at the WSOP Europe in Cannes, France for almost $50,000.

Steve O'Dwyer's Top 5 WSOP Results

2011WSOPE €3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout6th€36,357 ($48,568)
2009$10,000 World Championship Heads-Up8th$92,580
2007$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed21st$11,882
2010$1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em21st$5,870
2011$1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em36th$5,783

World Poker Tour

It was at the WPT that O'Dwyer scored his first live tournament money finish. In January, 2007 he entered the PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship Event and took home $17,787 in cash for the 38th place finish. However, his best WPT achievement came only five years later when O'Dwyer won the €1,500 WPT Main Event at the National Series in Vejle, Denmark and took home more than $200,000 in prize money.

Steve O'Dwyer's Top 5 WPT Results

2012National Series - Denmark, Vejle €1,500 Main Event1st€159,227 ($213,796)
2011WPT Venice €3,000 Main Event2nd€95,530 ($128,063)
2012WPT Vienna €9,700 High Roller3rd€42,780 ($56,986)
2012WPT World Championship $25,000 Championship5th$192,176
2009Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Main Event6th$202,362

European Poker Tour

In 2011 O'Dwyer came just close to winning the European Poker Tour title when he finished second at the EPT London £5,000 Main Event. O'Dwyer lost the heads-up battle to the eventual winner, Germany's Benny Spindler and took home £465,000 for his runner-up finish. The same year he won an EPT side event in Loutraki, Greece. O'Dwyer topped the €1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Rebuy tournament for €18,500.

Steve O'Dwyer's Top 5 EPT Results

2011Loutraki €1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Rebuy1st€18,500
2011London £5,000 Main Event2nd£465,000
2011Loutraki €400 Turbo Bounty2nd€5,580
2012Campione €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em / 8 Max2nd€74,000
2012Barcelona €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / 6 Max Turbo3rd€39,090

Other Achievements

In July, 2011 O'Dwyer won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Bellagio Cup VII in Las Vegas collecting $259,452. Just one month later he took down the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Pro-Am Event at the Epic Poker League Event 1 in Las Vegas for $43,810. Then in October, 2012 O'Dwyer final tabled the €50,000 Majestic Roller / Re-Entry non-bracelet event at the WSOP Europe in Cannes, France. He placed seventh in that tournament for €130,000.

Did you know?

  • O'Dwyer cashed in his first live tournament at the age of 25.
  • Black Friday hit O'Dwyer so hard that he had to sleep on Scott Seiver's floor throughout the entire 2011 WSOP and had to borrow money to buy food.

Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller I2nd€259,550
2018 Master Classics of Poker
€25,500 Super High Roller1st€74,250
€4,300 Main Event27th€9,547
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$10,300 High Roller12th$40,000
$25,500 MILLIONS World2nd$1,300,000
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller13th€161,587
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju
HK$500,000 6-Max Event2nd5,850,000 HKD
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro
HKD $1,000,000 Main Event7th2,312,000 HKD
HKD $250,000 6-Max Event2nd1,976,000 HKD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€25K Super High Roller9th€60,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany
€25,000 Super High Roller5th€100,000
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 High Roller1st$769,500
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $250,000 6-Max Event5th1,207,000 HKD
2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia
Main Event69th$12,500
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller40th€22,150
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller2nd€494,665
€50,000 Single-Day High Roller6th€192,400
2017 partypoker Millions Dusk Till Dawn
Main Event172nd£7,500
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$400,000 Super High Roller1st8,974,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$10,300 High Roller1st$240,451
Main Event48th$7,720
$50,000 Super High Roller4th$182,220
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller III3rd€95,550
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller II5th€58,200
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller6th€124,050
2016 EPT Season 13 Malta
€10,300 Single-Day High Roller10th€20,400
2016 EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller5th€278,900
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,750 High Roller31st€49,800
€50,000 Single-Day Super High Roller9th€98,480
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #22: The LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge1st951,960 AUD
Event #9: $25,000 Challenge4th263,520 AUD
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller1st$945,495
$5,300 Main Event89th$10,840
2015 EPT Season 12 Prague
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller11th€49,000
€50,000 Super High Roller1st€746,543
2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Prague
Main Event14th€10,300
2015 Master Classics of Poker
Main Event22nd€8,067
2015 APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of Poker
Super High Roller4th2,666,000 HKD
Main Event15th350,000 HKD
2015 EPT Season 12 Malta
€10,200 Single-Day High Roller1st€327,030
€5,300 Main Event57th€10,580
2015 EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller12th€63,300
€50,000 Super High Roller7th€221,000
2015 APPT Season 9 Macau
Main Event57th43,600 HKD
2015 World Poker Tour Amsterdam
Main Event31st€6,500
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller3rd€528,700
€10,600 Main Event74th€19,175
2015 EPT Season 11 Malta
€10,300 High Roller17th€36,700
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 Super High Roller1st$1,872,580
2013 EPT Prague
€10,300 High Roller26th€17,250
2013 EPT Barcelona
Super High Roller3rd€355,100
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em134th$3,537
Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)105th$4,183
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event1st€1,224,000
2013 EPT London
Main Event5th£146,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
€50,000 Majestic High Roller7th€130,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed64th$6,432
2012 EPT Copenhagen
Main Event7th290,000 DKK
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #4: €3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout6th€36,357
2011 EPT London
Main Event2nd£465,000
Bellagio Cup VII
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$259,452
2011 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship - No Limit Hold'em626th$19,359
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em126th$5,680
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em36th$5,783
Festa Al Lago
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event25th$19,344
2010 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em23rd$6,879
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em21st$5,870
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event6th$35,875
2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em28th$18,080
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - 6 Max4th$38,850
2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event6th$202,362
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em8th$16,253
2009 Caesars Palace Classic
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up8th$3,608
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship Heads-Up8th$92,580
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em140th$3,527
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em60th$6,126
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Apr 2008
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - afternoon20th$25,700
Sixth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic - WPT World Championship
$ 2,500 Super Satellite1st$25,700
2008 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em21st$3,030
2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em9th$11,970
2007 World Poker Finals
$ 2,800 No Limit Hold'em4th$33,209
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em295th$39,445
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em57th$7,418
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em48th$10,748
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed21st$11,882
PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em38th$17,787
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