The cameras crowded round last year’s Super High Roller winner Dan Smith as he took his seat. At his table he was greeted by Steve O’Dwyer, who won the EPT Grand Final back in May for €1,224,000, his biggest win to date. Sat directly to Smith’s right was veteran Finnish Pro Juha Helppi.
Folded round to Helppi in the small blind, he checked his cards and gave Smith a walk. He was to be more interested in the next hand however.
O’Dwyer opened for 3,100 and got two callers including Helppi on the button. The blinds folded and we saw a flop of . Checked to the man with position, Helppi bet 5,150 and found one caller in O’Dwyer. They both checked the turn card and when the river came the O’Dwyer led out for 11,000. Off came Helppi’s sunglasses, nothing left to hide as he contemplated his options.
In the end he opted to fold and O’Dwyer took the pot.