Steve O'Dwyer

Steve O'Dwyer

Steve O'Dwyer

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$39,761,319 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Steve O'Dwyer
Nationality
Ireland
GPI Rank
32
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$39,761,319

Biography

Born April 6, 1982, in Colorado, Steve ODwyer got into poker after seeing Chris Moneymaker win the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). A Bachelor of Science in Communications graduate from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, ODwyer worked briefly in broadcasting before making a career for himself in the poker world.

ODwyer, who is friends with fellow poker pros Scott Seiver and Isaac Haxton, had more than $31.5 million in lifetime earnings (as of summer 2022) dating back to 2007 according to The Hendon Mob. That includes a career-best of $1,872,580 for winning the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $100,000 Super High Roller.

He also has five other seven-figure scores including $1,811,638 for winning the 2014 APPT Macau Super High Roller; $1,604,972 for taking down the 2013 European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Grand Final Main Event; $1,520,565 for placing second in the 2017 APPT Macau Super High Roller; $1,300,000 for taking second in the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS; and $1,088,783 for winning the 2017 PokerStars Championship Macau Super High Roller.

ODwyer, who now calls Ireland home, has also appeared at three final tables on the World Poker Tour (WPT) finishing sixth in the 2009 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $202,362; fifth in the 2012 WPT World Championship for $192,176; and runner-up in the 2011 WPT Venice for $125,740.

ODwyer is known for winning tournaments in countries all across the country, and in June 2022 added Spain to the list when he emerged victorious in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Main Event in Barcelona, good for a 250,000 top prize.

World Series of Poker

The year 2007 was when O’Dwyer scored his first cash at the World Series of Poker. In fact he cashed in four events taking home a total of $70,000 in winnings. O’Dwyer made his frst WSOP final table in 2009 when he finished eighth in the $10,000 World Championship Heads-Up event for more than $90,000. His best WSOP result so far came in 2011 when O’Dwyer placed sixth in the 3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout event at the WSOP Europe in Cannes, France for almost $50,000.

Steve O’Dwyer’s Top 5 WSOP Results

Year Event Place Prize
2018 WSOPE Event #9: 100,000 King’s Super High Roller 13th 161,587 ($184,107)
2015 WSOPE Event #2: The Oktoberfest 550 NLH 5th 43,409 ($48,904)
2011 WSOPE 3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 6th 36,357 ($48,568)
2012 WSOPE 51,000 Majestic Super High Roller 7th 130,000 ($169,604)
2009 $10,000 World Championship Heads-Up 7th $92,580

World Poker Tour (WPT)

It was at the WPT that O’Dwyer scored his first live tournament money finish. In January 2007 he entered the PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure $7,800 Championship Event and took home $17,787 in cash for the 38th place finish. However, his best WPT achievement came only five years later when O’Dwyer won the 1,500 WPT Main Event at the National Series in Vejle, Denmark, and took home more than $200,000 in prize money.

Steve O’Dwyer’s Top 5 WPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2012 National Series - Denmark, Vejle 1,500 Main Event 1st 159,227 ($213,796)
2012 WPT Vienna 9,700 High Roller 3rd 42,780 ($56,986)
2012 WPT World Championship $25,000 Championship 5th $192,176
2011 WPT Venice 3,000 Main Event 2nd 95,530 ($128,063)
2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Main Event 6th $202,362

European Poker Tour

In 2011 O’Dwyer came just close to winning the European Poker Tour title when he finished second at the EPT London 5,000 Main Event. O’Dwyer lost the heads-up battle to the eventual winner, Germany’s Benny Spindler and took home 465,000 for his runner-up finish. The same year he won an EPT side event in Loutraki, Greece. O’Dwyer topped the 1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Rebuy tournament for 18,500.

Steve O’Dwyer’s Top 5 EPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2018 EPT Monte Carlo 50,000 8-Handed NLH 1st 676,300 ($818,468
2016 PCA $50,000 High Roller 1st $945,495
2015 EPT Prague 50,000 Super High Roller 1st 746,543 ($809,752)
2015 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller 1st $1,872,580
2013 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final 10,000 Main Event 1st 1,224,000 ($1,604,972)

Steve_O_DwyerOther Achievements

In July, 2011 O’Dwyer won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Bellagio Cup VII in Las Vegas collecting $259,452. Just one month later he took down the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em / Pro-Am Event at the Epic Poker League Event 1 in Las Vegas for $43,810. Then in October 2012, O’Dwyer final tabled the 50,000 Majestic Roller / Re-Entry non-bracelet event at the WSOP Europe in Cannes, France. He placed seventh in that tournament for 130,000.

It’s safe to sat that was the start of what would become a tremendous career. According to The Hendon Mob, O’Dwyer massed $1,423,679 in live tournament earnings in 2011, the first of many seven-figure years.

Year Worldwide Earnings
2021 $312,800
2020 $501,477
2019 $3,259,242
2018 $6,425,031
2017 $41,90,143
2016 $3,998,535
2015 $4,879,827
2014 $1,852,500
2013 $2,471,422
2012 $884,779
2011 $1,423,679

Did You Know?

  • O’Dwyer cashed in his first live tournament at the age of 25.
  • Black Friday hit O’Dwyer so hard that he had to sleep on Scott Seiver’s floor throughout the entire 2011 WSOP and had to borrow money to buy food.
  • O’Dwyer sits atop Colorado’s all-time poker money list according to The Hendon Mob.
  • He’s won poker tournaments around the world including in the United States, Greece, Denmark, Monaco, Macau, Bahamas, Finland, Malta, Czech Republic, Australia, Georgia, Cyprus, Panama, England, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Ireland, and Spain

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$5,300 EPT Main Event 114th $12,300
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$10,300 EPT High Roller 36th $22,100
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$1,100 Eureka Main Event 126th $3,375
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 47th €19,350
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona3,000 EPT Mystery Bounty 115th €4,410
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona100,000 EPT Super High Roller 3rd €314,300
2023 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker$10,300 Main Event 32nd $29,432
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo25,000 EPT High Roller 4th €367,500
2023 PokerStars EPT Paris25,000 No-Limit Hold’em III 5th €84,700
2023 PokerStars EPT Paris50,000 EPT Paris Super High Roller 7th €155,100
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$100,000 7-Handed 4th $518,500
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,300 PCA Main Event 51st $29,400
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague10,300 EPT Prague High Roller 11th €55,070
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague10,200 Mystery Bounty 7th €15,500
2022 PokerStars EPT London3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty 24th £5,450
2022 PokerStars EPT London25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 3rd £117,050
2022 Mediterranean Poker Party$10,400 MPP High Roller 14th $25,000
2022 Mediterranean Poker Party$2,200 MPP Warm Up 62nd $7,000
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 No-Limit Hold’em II 1st €405,760
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 6th €117,260
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo25,000 High Roller 9th €112,600
2022 MSPT Sycuan Showdown Series$1,110 MSPT Main Event 14th $5,488
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo10,200 Mystery Bounty 5th €30,430
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em 656th $2,346
Wynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery BountyWynn Summer Classic $1,600 Mystery Bounty 65th $4,710
RunGood Poker Series All Stars Jamul CasinoRGPS Jamul Casino $575 Main Event 6th $21,864
2021 WPT Online Series by partypokerEvent #20: $3,200 Main Event, $3m GTD 49th $11,170
2021 GG Spring FestivalH-93: $25,500 Super High Roller 5th $195,918
2021 GG Spring FestivalH-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday 24th $18,238
2021 partypoker MILLIONS OnlineMain Event 85th $13,931
2020 GGPoker High Rollers WeekHRW 16: $10,300 NLHE 6-Max High Roller 13th $23,250
PokerStars WCOOP 2020WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze] 2nd $92,338
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #9: $3,200 Heads-Up Championship, $500k GTD 1st $135,000
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #8: $10,300 Main Even, $10m GTD 118th $25,275
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD 69th $7,950
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 7th $18,323
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 157th $951
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold’em Asia Championship, HK$8M GTD 25th $11,149
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship, $3m GTD 51st $9,150
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship, $3m GTD 121st $7,328
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold’em 223rd $1,517
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD 386th $1,761
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 99th $4,382
PokerStars SCOOP 2020SCOOP-102-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd 4th $120,295
PokerStars SCOOP 2020SCOOP-74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd 44th $26,786
PokerStars SCOOP 2020SCOOP-79-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd 1st $241,957
PokerStars SCOOP 2020SCOOP-52-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd 1st $521,598
2020 Aussie MillionsA$10,600 Main Event 38th 31,160 AUD
2020 Aussie MillionsA$25,000 Challenge 3rd 466,440 AUD
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event 99th €10,970
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague25,000 Single-Day High Roller II 2nd €411,311
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague50,000 EPT Super High Roller 4th €245,460
2019 Master Classics of Poker4,300 Main Event 2nd €174,421
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 210th €10,030
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona50,000 Single-Day High Roller 7th €176,960
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona100,000 EPT Super High Roller 7th €304,250
2019 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPT25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 5th €108,170
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 6th $109,840
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 2nd €259,550
2018 Master Classics of Poker4,300 Main Event 27th €9,547
2018 Maser Classics of Poker25,500 Super High Roller 1st €74,250
2018 Caribbean Poker Party$10,300 High Roller 12th $40,000
2018 Caribbean Poker Party$25,500 MILLIONS World 2nd $1,300,000
2018 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #9: 100,000 No-Limit Hold’em King’s Super High Roller 13th €161,587
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series JejuHK$500,000 6-Max Event 2nd 5,850,000 HKD
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series MontenegroHKD $1,000,000 Main Event 7th 2,312,000 HKD
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series MontenegroHKD $250,000 6-Max Event 2nd 1,976,000 HKD
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona25K Super High Roller 9th €60,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany25,000 Super High Roller 5th €100,000
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$50,000 High Roller 1st $769,500
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series MacauHK $250,000 6-Max Event 5th 1,207,000 HKD
2017 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS RussiaMain Event 69th 14,500 CU
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona10,300 High Roller 40th €22,150
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino25,500 Single-Day High Roller 2nd €494,665
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino50,000 Single-Day High Roller 6th €192,400
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till DawnMain Event 172nd £7,500
2017 PokerStars Championship MacauHK$400,000 Super High Roller 1st 8,974,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship PanamaMain Event 48th $7,720
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama$10,300 High Roller 1st $240,451
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama$50,000 Super High Roller 4th $182,220
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague25,500 Single-Day High Roller III 3rd €95,550
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague25,500 Single-Day High Roller II 5th €58,200
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague25,500 Single-Day High Roller 6th €124,050
2016 PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta10,300 Single-Day High Roller 10th €20,400
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona25,500 Single-Day High Roller 5th €278,900
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final25,750 High Roller 31st €49,800
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final50,000 Single-Day Super High Roller 9th €98,480
2016 Aussie MillionsEvent #22: The LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge 1st 951,960 AUD
2016 Aussie MillionsEvent #9: $25,000 Challenge 4th 263,520 AUD
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$5,300 Main Event 89th $10,840
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$50,000 Single-Day High Roller 1st $945,495
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague25,500 Single-Day High Roller 11th €49,000
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague50,000 Super High Roller 1st €746,543
2015 partypoker World Poker Tour PragueMain Event 14th €10,300
2015 Master Classics of PokerMain Event 22nd €8,067
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of PokerSuper High Roller 4th 2,666,000 HKD
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of PokerMain Event 15th 350,000 HKD
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta5,300 Main Event 57th €10,580
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta10,200 Single-Day High Roller 1st €327,030
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona25,500 Single-Day High Roller 12th €63,300
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona50,000 Super High Roller 7th €221,000
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 MacauMain Event 57th 43,600 HKD
2015 World Poker Tour AmsterdamMain Event 31st €6,500
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final10,600 Main Event 74th €19,175
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final25,500 High Roller 3rd €528,700
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta10,300 High Roller 17th €36,700
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$100,000 Super High Roller 1st $1,872,580
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague10,300 High Roller 26th €17,250
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona50,000 Super High Roller 3rd €355,100
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 134th $3,537
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) 105th $4,183
The 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand FinalMain Event 1st €1,224,000
2013 PokerStars.com EPT LondonMain Event 5th £146,000
2012 World Series of Poker Europe50,000 Majestic High Roller 7th €130,000
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em - Six-Handed 64th $6,432
2012 PokerStars.com EPT CopenhagenMain Event 7th 290,000 DKK
2011 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #4: 3,200 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 6th €36,357
2011 PokerStars.com EPT LondonMain Event 2nd £465,000
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #58: $10,000 Main Event 626th $19,359
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #36: $2,500 No-Limit Holdem 126th $5,680
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 36th $5,783
2011 North American Poker Tour Mohegan SunMain Event 8th $32,330
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #9: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 21st $5,870
2010 WSOP Circuit - Caesars PalaceMain Event 6th $35,875
2010 NAPT Venetian2010 NAPT Venetian Main Event 28th $18,080
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 29 - $10,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold’em 7th $92,580
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 39 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 140th $3,527
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 29 - $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 60th $6,126
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem 295th $39,445
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 28 - $3,000 No Limit Holdem 57th $7,418
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 25 - $2,000 No Limit Holdem 48th $10,755
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 12 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed 21st $11,882