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  1. Just days after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller for £450,000, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer won first place in the series’ £10,000 High Roller. In this one, O'Dwyer bested a field of 105 entries and took home a first-place payday of £314,000. The combined haul from the two events saw O’Dwyer win £764,000. Final Table Payouts 1. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer - £314,000 2. Gianluca Speranza - £193,000 3. Preben Stokkan - £129,000 4. Dominik Nitsche - £95,000 5. Michael Zhang - £75,000 6. Chris Brammer - £60,000 7. Joao Vieira - £45,000 8. Anthony Elliott - £35,000 9. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez - £27,500 The three-day partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK High Roller began Friday and entering Sunday’s final day of action, 13 remained with O’Dwyer atop them all. Anton Wigg was the first player to bust on the final day, falling in 13th placard putting the tournament on the money bubble. Shortly thereafter, Mustapha Kanit was eliminated at the hands of Dominik Nitsche to send the remaining 11 players into the money. Juan Pardo Dominguez busted first in the money in 11th place, then Adrian Mateos went out 10th. The final nine then joined to one table before Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez, the players O'Dwyer defeated in heads-up play in the £25,000 Super High Roller, busted in ninth. Anthony Elliott went out to Nitsche in eighth place, Joao Vieira and Chris Brammer busted to Michael Zhang in seventh and sixth places, respectively, and then Zhang went out in fifth. On Zhang's bust, he ran the [poker card="As"][poker card="Js"] into the pocket kings of O'Dwyer and couldn't pull out the win. O'Dwyer kept his foot on the gas in four-handed play before he knocked out Nitshce in fourth. This time it was pocket aces doing the trick for O’Dwyer, as he sent Nitshce packing with the [poker card="As"][poker card="2d"]. In the clash that saw third-place finisher Preben Stokkan hit the rail, O'Dwyer held another big hand -- the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Kh"]. He was up against Stokkan's [poker card="Js"][poker card="Jc"] but turned a king to score the elimination. That left O'Dwyer and Speranza to battle for the £314,000 top prize and the title. Both had already locked up £193,000 in prize money, and O’Dwyer took the lead into the final duel with 69.575 million in chips to Speranza's 35.45 million. O'Dwyer chipped away early and had Speranza on the ropes with less than 10 big blinds. Eventually, O'Dwyer moved all in and Speranza felt he had no choice but to take a stand. Speranza didn’t have much with the [poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"], but things only looked grimmer when O'Dwyer tabled pocket aces once again. Speranza flopped a pair of threes, but it wasn’t enough as the board ran out [poker card="5s"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8c"][poker card="Qs"]. The victory was another impressive score for O'Dwyer in 2018, who now has more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings won on the year. The result was also his ninth six-figure live score of the year. As if his 2018 live tournament results aren’t enough jaw-dropping figures for your next great bar debate, O'Dwyer recently won his first PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title for $227,101 and took down Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em in the partypoker POWERFEST series for $896,610. Photo courtesy of My partypoker LIVE.
  2. Evan Mathis is no stranger to big money and impressive accolades. The former offensive lineman spent 12 years in the NFL, earning millions, making the Pro Bowl twice, and winning a Super Bowl title with the Denver Broncos from the 2015-16 season. Mathis was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, the team that the Broncos beat when Mathis won his Super Bowl ring, and he also played for the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals. Now, Mathis lives a life of cards, and less than a year ago, in April 2018, Mathis he landed a $2.88 million score. The multi-million dollar payday didn’t come from poker, though. It came from another form of cards. Trading cards. “Ever since I was like six years old, I’ve been drawn to trading cards, collecting, and things like that,” Mathis told PocketFives.com. “I’ve always been a gambler, and I love the fact that there’s so much skill involved in poker. You’re able to gamble and you’re able to apply your skill and discipline to the game. It’s always been a lot of fun, as is the [trading] card industry. I do things that are fun, obviously. I choose to play football for a living. That was fun. Now I do trading cards for a living and that’s fun. Doing this kind of thing (poker) as a hobby, that’s fun. I’ve always been drawn to things like that. Whatever makes my dopamine receptors fire, I go to.” The card Mathis auctioned off was a 1952 Topps rookie card of Mickey Mantle. He sold it at auction after trading away an enormous chunk of his collection to acquire the rare item, then flipped it for nearly $3 million through Heritage Auctions. “What was exciting about that one was having the most expensive item I own, which was [the Mickey Mantle baseball card], and I sent it to auction without a reserve,” Mathis said. “So whatever it sold for, it sold for. It was ultimately one of the biggest gambles I’ve ever taken, so it was exciting in that aspect.” The result of the auction made it the second most expensive price tag for a baseball card ever, with a 1909 Honus Wagner card that sold for $3.12 million being the first. In the Bahamas, Mathis was chasing more millions, only on the poker felt at the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship. “I got into poker in college playing with friends,” Mathis said. “Then, I started playing a little bit online - partypoker, Full Tilt, a few years later PokerStars and Ultimate Bet. I got most of my experience playing online cash games and online tournaments. Then, throughout the years when I’ve had some free time I’ve just done it as a hobby.” Mathis shares the professional football connection with another player partaking in the poker action at Atlantis. That’s Richard Seymour, a three-time Super Bowl winner whose career overlapped with a good portion of Mathis’. Seymour played from 2001 to 2012 and Mathis played from 2005 to 2016. Now, they’re sharing another competitive overlap with poker. “I think what’s really cool about it is that Richard was such a high-caliber player in football and you hear people talking about him at these events, how much respect they have for him as a poker player,” Mathis said of seeing an NFL peer of his, Seymour, compete in poker. “So he’s not just some dumb, dead money coming here, or some rich guy blowing his money. He’s actually a really good tournament poker player. It’s fun to see someone who’s able to go from taking that on-the-field discipline to the poker room. These events, it takes a lot of discipline over the course of time, and I think playing football might definitely help to have some of that discipline. Having to weather things like training camp and things like that.” Mathis made the money in the PSPC on Day 3 and advanced to Day 4 with just 38 players remaining from the record-setting field of 1,039. For many, it’d be a career poker highlight to simply get this far in this event, outlast more than 1,000 players, and earn no less than $86,000 in prize money, but Mathis wants more. Much more. “I didn’t come here just to have fun,” Mathis said. “I came here with the intention to win. I’m not celebrating anything yet. I want to go pretty deep into this thing. Surviving each day has been great and all, but the most rewarding thing would be finishing the entire thing. “I think I might be more excited about just getting first place and getting the trophy amongst this very competitive field. The money obviously would be incredibly exciting, but it would be really cool to win an event of this caliber against such a good field.” As it turned out, Mathis’ run would go no further than Day 4, as he busted in 35th place for $86,400. On his final hand, Mathis was all in with the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Jh"] against the [poker card="Qs"][poker card="8s"] for opponent Yiannis Liperis. Liperis went on to best Mathis with two pair and send Mathis to the payout desk. Mathis does still have a sweat left, that being his friend that he traveled to the Bahamas with, Jason Koonce, who was still in as the prize payouts hit six figures.
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