Tuesday, 9 August 2011
The first event of the Epic Poker League has been played out with nine players winning seats to the upcoming $20,000 6-max event as well as a little extra on top.
Steve O’Dwyer ended up triumphing over the 190-strong field to win not only a free seat but an additional $23,180.O’Dwyer beat Brandon Mayers to the title after getting it in with A-5 only to run into O’Dwyers A-8. This is how he runs, though - O’Dwyer recently took down the $5,000 Bellagio Cup event for nearly a quarter-million dollars, though that wasn’t enough to qualify him for the Epic Poker League. Free seat is handy, then.The $20,000 6-max event begins today - with the GPI showing us the best players in the world at the top of the rankings and hundreds of qualified pros, we can expect a good turnout for the first of these hotly-anticipated events.WPT Player of the Year and WSOP bracelet-winner Andy Frankenberger won the charity event, pledging to donate his entire first prize to charity.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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