Sam Greenwood Wins BPO Event #4 – Sam Soverel Leads Championship Race
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.
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.
Another Greenwood in the British Poker Open winner's circle!
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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.