After a tough and competitive 13 hours of final day action this week US high stakes poker pro Roger Teska emerged triumphant in the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party $25,500 buy-in Millions World event, having bested the formidable high roller specialist Steve O’Dwyer in the heads up.
His reward for a remarkable achievement was the $2 million main prize, by far his largest cash yet, whilst O’Dwyer earned $1,3 million as runner up.
By the three-handed stage, O’Dwyer was firing on all cylinders and racked up a monster chip lead, but after the dinner break Teska and Canadian pro Charles La Boissoniere made their presence felt, largely levelling the stacks.
The Canadian then snatched the lead, only to relinquish it in the face of a serious O’Dwyer fight-back. The Canadian then fell foul of Teska and was eliminated at third for $1 milllion, leaving O’Dwyer and Teska facing off in the heads up, with O’Dwyer holding a 3 to 1 lead.
It all went wrong for O’Dwyer soon after as he hit a bad patch which levelled the chip counts, and then suffered a further setback as Teska scored a double up. The two battled on with the lead changing several times until Teska caught O’Dwyer in a major bluff and doubled up again, enabling him to send the Irishman home with the second placing prize.
Other final table cashes included:
Paul Tedeschi $700,000
Andras Nemeth $550,000
Ben Tollerene $450,000
Ranier Kempe $350,000
Niall Farrell $300,000
Joao Vieira $250,000
Attention at PartyPoker’s Caribbean festival now turns to the mega-buy-in $250,000 Super High Roller Championship, currently in its second day with 31 entrants (the registration list reads like a who’s who of poker} and offering the likelihood of a multi-million dollar main prize.