Triton Poker SHR Montenegro 2019 First Event HKD250K NLHE won by Steve O’Dwyer for $472,788

The very first event to kick off at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro this May 2019 has now finished, and it was Steve O’Dwyer who bagged the first place prize and the trophy!

Triton Poker SHR Series Montenegro 2019
Event #1: HK$250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 8-Handed
Venue: Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva, Montenegro
When: May 5-6, 2019 (Sunday and Monday)

This is O’Dwyer’s first-ever top win at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. The event had a total of 54 player entries, including 14 re-entries, which generated a prize pool worth HKD10,575,000 (or US$1,348,078).

The five top players were guaranteed a nice payout of at least HKD 1,005,000 (US$128,115) each, which means they earned 4x their buy-in amount:

1st: HKD 4,020,000 ($522,600)
2nd: HKD 2,590,000 ($337,700)
3rd: HKD 1,720,000 ($223,600)
4th: HKD 1,240,000 ($161,200)
5th: HKD 1,005,000 ($130,650)

Steve O’Dwyer started at the final table as the second shortest stack after he got a nightmare ending on Day 1.

Great luck had been on his side for the next hands as he eventually rose up the ranks even though initially he was at the brink of being sent to the rail due to his limited chips.

The final showdown saw two good buddies battle it out for the first place prize and the title: Steve O’Dwyer versus Team partypoker pro Isaac “Ike_Haxton” Haxton.

With over a 2:1 chip advantage, O’Dwyer agreed to a chop with Haxton with the following payout: O’Dwyer – HK$ 3,458,784; Haxton – HK$ 2,901,216, which left HKD250,000 and the title for the final heads-up match.

Watch the final hand here: 

O’Dwyer held a piece of paper saying “Happy Birthday Mom” as he posed for the winner’s photo. He said after his win, “It worked out exactly how I hoped it would.”

Adding this achievement to his portfolio, Steve O’Dwyer’s total live earnings now is at $27,496,163, according to the Hendon Mob.

Triton Poker SHR Montenegro 2019 Event #1 Final Table Results




Prize (in HKD)

Prize (in USD)


Steve O’Dwyer

United States




Isaac Haxton

United States




Linus Loeliger





Beh Kok Weng





Sam Greenwood


$ 1,005,000


*Denotes a heads-up deal



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