No lights, no cameras, just action.
Five cashes through the first eight events have made Sam Soverel the most in-action player during the British Poker Open. Monday was maybe the most action-packed day of the series, as the points leader started the day at a final table and ended the night in the winner’s circle of another.
Soverel took down the final £25,000 No Limit Hold’em event to increase his lead atop the standings and surpass £750,000 in British Poker Open earnings. Nearly £280,000 of that was earned today and while it may seem like it’s been easy for Soverel over the last week, today was not always smooth sailing.
After O’Dwyer elected not to shove ace-king pre, Soverel just called on the river after flopping broadway. Even though he won the hand and, eventually, the tournament, Soverel seemed stuck on that spot. That’s because he tries not to concern himself with the immediate results, but the decision.
More importantly the correct decision. Soverel admitted he was “pretty upset” and that he was “disgusted” when he saw O’Dwyer’s hand. He also realizes that there is some give and take at these fast final tables. A level and a half before that hand, they played a massive pot that left Soverel with just over one big blind.
The four-handed spin up never stopped and because of that, another BPO result followed.
That result has Soverel in the driver’s seat heading into the final two events of the series. He is on 780 points, over 360 points better than second place Stephen Chidwick. While the British pro is a familiar site atop High Roller Triple Crown leaderboards, the reigning and leading High Roller Player of the Year is in new territory.
Soverel has dominated ARIA High Rollers since the start of 2018, but has not during Poker Masters, U.S. Poker Opens, and Super High Roller Bowls of past. During those series, Soverel has taken some days off and passed on some events.
He hasn’t passed this week. He’s played every event and after a second British Poker Open win, there are only a few people in London that can pass Soverel on the BPO leaderboard. His competition will begin their challenge on Tuesday, when the £50,000 NLH event begins and ends.
The current British Poker Open Championship standings are as follows.
|1||Sam Soverel (5)||780||£788,700|
|2||Stephen Chidwick (4)||420||£343,500|
|3||George Wolff (2)||340||£232,500|
|4||Steve O’Dwyer (2)||280||£170,300|
|5||Sam Greenwood (2)||260||£147,200|
|6||Robert Flink (2)||240||£108,800|
|8||Elio Fox (2)||200||£157,000|
Check out the amended British Poker Open streaming schedule and watch Sam Soverel try to secure the BPO Championship starting at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PT.
Relive the Event #8 final table via Poker Central’s Live Reporting page.