The Dutch player Kevin Paqué, won with the triumph in the Main Event of € 4,300 for € 260,878, by defeating Irishman Steve O’Dwyer in a hand in hand. During the Master Classics of Poker Main Event (MCOP), it was demonstrated the support that players in the live circuit continue to give to reach extraordinary numbers and play a final table full of excitement and high bill.
After his memorable victory in this event that brought together 346 players, the 23-year-old Dutchman jumped excitedly. The Main Event was once again a success, after remaining for 28 years vibrating after its opening in 1992.
The Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) Main Event was played at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam and was attended by players of all levels, including the legendary Steve O’Dwyer and the no less famous German player Ole Schemion, together with Czech Jan Bednar, who were at the final table of nine players.
Paqué entered second place in chips and remained persevering. When faced with Pascal, Vos began to accelerate his bet to take the lead by pressing his opponents. Two pairs allowed him to advance on Vos, who saw his color project lose.
The first player to be out of the final table was Schemion, who bet three times after Vos went up. Then the German called Vos’ four bets and saw that he had pocket kings against the queens. Here, a queen at the window was for Schemion the end of his career for becoming the first double champion of the MCOP Main Event, which he had already won in 2012.
The next to leave the table was the representative of Kazakhstan, Shyngis Satubayev, who was defeated by Paqué who had the flop of four ace and four, the two highest pairs.
At this level of the game, Steve O’Dwyer had to double his 12 big blinds through his compatriot Johan Rensink, whom he ended up eliminating with pocket aces against Rensik’s ace-five, which remained in the seventh square of the table final.
The next to pack was Czech Jan Bednar. His ace-four failed to hit the pocket kings that the Greek Paraskevas Tsokaridis kept. After Bednar it was time for truth to Frederico Silva. The Portuguese could not have the desired hand because he stacked little, his queen met the ace of Paqué.
Then Pascal Vos came whose slow aces met Tsokaridis in the river, who then perished under the wheels of O’Dwyer’s car. The latter had ten king who beat the six pocket Tsokaridis.
With the battlefield cleared came the face-to-face confrontation between O’Dwyer and Paqué. After two and a half hours of hand-to-hand grieving the Main Event came to an end. O’Dwyer who had the first pair on the turn called Paque’s check hit, who required a club to complete his color project.
Commenting on his phenomenal victory, Paqué said:
“The rail was there all day, the boys always support me. It was amazing, it gave me the motivation to strive. They are always there.”
Results of the final table of the Main Event of the MCOP 2019:
- 1. Kevin Paqué € 260,878
- 2. Steve O’Dwyer € 174,421
- 3. Tsokaridis Paraskevas € 124,548
- 4 4. Pascal Vos € 95,911
- 5 5. Frederico Silva € 73,441
- 6 6. Jan Bednar € 56,177
- 7 7. Johan Rensink € 43,023
- 8. Shyngis Satubayev € 33,021
- 9 9. Ole Schemion € 25,485