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Sam Greenwood Wins BPO Event #4 – Sam Soverel Leads Championship Race

Sam Greenwood BPO Win

The Greenwood brothers are dominating the 2019 British Poker Open. Earlier this week, Luc Greenwood took down Event 1 of the BPO. Sam Greenwood then finished 5th in Event #3

On Friday, Sam made his second final table of the 2019 BPO and this time took down the title. He won Event #4, the £10,000 Short Deck NL Hold’em Event for £110,400. Meanwhile, Paul Newey won his first live poker tournament after taking down Event #3.

Paul Newey Wins Event #3 – Sam Soverel Takes BPO Championship Lead

Event #3 of the 2019 British Poker Open was another £10,000 NL Hold’em Event. This one drew 46 entries for a prize pool of £460,000. The entire final table managed a payday with Poker Central founder Cary Katz falling in sixth place for £27,600.

Sam Greenwood, Mikita Badziakouski, and Elio Fox all made the final table but fell short of heads-up play. That honor fell to Sam Soverel and Paul Newey. Soverel finished runner-up in Event #2 and sadly had the same luck this time around.

Soverel got most of his stack in good with pocket jacks but Newey caught lucky when his pocket nines spiked a set on the turn. This left Soverel with just two big blinds, and Newey won them in short order to win his first live tournament title and £156,400.

Paul Newey BPO Win

After winning the event, Newey told Poker Central, “It’s the first time I’ve won a big live event and I won all my all-ins – that makes it easier! I had just over three big blinds at my lowest point and I got lucky again yesterday,” he said upon victory. The humble Brit has won his first-ever live event at this level on the eve of his 51st birthday, what a present for the colorful character at the tables.

Despite falling short of a title yet again, Sam Soverel did jump up to first in the BPO Championship standings. He now has 280 points and has a mere 20 point lead over Sam Greenwood.

Sam Greenwood Wins Event #4

Sam Greenwood is keeping pace with his brother Luc. Luc won Event #1 and Sam has now won Event #4. Event #4 was a £10,000 Short Deck Event and it drew a field of 24 entries. Only the top four players were paid this time around and Cary Katz took min-cash honors for the second straight day.

Anson Tsang fell in third place to set up a heads-up battle between Robert Flink and Sam Greenwood. Greenwood had a slight chip lead and all the chips went in shortly after the start of heads-up play. At the turn, Flink caught a Queen-high straight but Greenwood had improved to an unlikely king-high flush. Flink had outs to a better flush, but the river produced a brick.

Flink had to settle for second place and a £67,400 top prize. Sam Greenwood won his first BPO title and £110,400. He also earned 200 points towards the BPO Championship, giving him 260 points total. He is now just 20 points behind Sam Soverel.

Weekend to Be Dominated by £25k Events

The price of poker is going up this weekend as all events jump up to a £25k buy-in. Friday’s event is a £25k NL Hold’em Event. Saturday will see another £25k NL unfold while Sunday will have the last Pot-Limit Omaha event of the series.

Six events remain in this series and we will certainly see a lot of activity on the BPO Championship leaderboard. We will keep you updated on event results and any major player or news developments from the 2019 British Poker Open.

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