O'Dwyer Eliminated After a Nearly 7-Minute Tank
We haven't had too many hands from the final table, and part of the reason is because they're taking a long time to play out. Take for instance the last hand where Steve O'Dwyer tanked for six minutes and fifty-three seconds.
The hand began with David Benefield raising to 50,000 and receiving calls from Martin Finger and Steve O'Dwyer. The flop saw O'Dwyer check from the big blind, Benefield continuation-bet and Finger fold. After the dealer burned and turned the , O'Dwyer checked for a second time and Benefield bet 220,000. Again O'Dwyer called and then checked the river.
"All in," Benefield said.
"Wow," O'Dwyer responded. "This is going to take a while."
O'Dwyer had 458,000 remaining, and he was the shorter stack. The minutes ticked by and it wasn't until nearly seven minutes had passed that O'Dwyer called off. Benefield confidently tabled the for a set, and O'Dwyer shook his head up and down as if to say, "I'm not surprised."
O'Dwyer then tabled the , grabbed his bag, and exited the stage in 11th place.