Brits Triumph but American Sam Soverel Dominates British Poker Open

It may be the British Poker Open but the North Americans are dominating the London-based festival.

Sam Soverel British Poker Open

America’s Sam Soverel has won two events as the world’s best fight for glory at the British Poker Open in London. (Image: Twitter/WPT)

Since Canada’s Lucas Greenwood took the first title last week, the action has been hot inside Aspers Casino Stratford.

Not wanting to let his brother steal the limelight, Sam Greenwood also stepped onto the winner’s rostrum in Event #4.

Family Affair for Greenwood Brothers

Anteing up £10,000 to play in the Short Deck Hold’em showdown, Greenwood came through the 24-player field to take home £110,400.

Interestingly, the American had to overcome Robert Flink to earn his first British Poker Open title. The Swede lost out in Event #2 to Lucas Greenwood and suffered the same fate when he played heads-up against brother Sam.

While the Greenwood brothers were flying the flag for Canada, two Brits were giving the locals something to shout about.

First to steal a win at the British Poker Open was Paul Newey. The businessman man and tournament regular finally secured his first major title by beating Sam Soverel in Event #3.

After making his way through a final table featuring the likes of Cary Katz, Sam Greenwood and Nikita Bodyakovskiy, Newey got the run of the deck against Soverel.

In the end, a straight sealed the deal and added another £156,400 to the Brit’s bankroll.

Following Newey into the winner’s circle was Stephen Chidwick. Fresh off his final table appearance in the Triton London main event, Chidwick scored a win in the £25,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.

Despite the field featuring just 15 players, all in attendance were familiar faces on the world scene. Indeed, with American Sam Soverel making yet another final table, the Englishman wasn’t going to have it all his own way.

Eventually, however, an aggressive strategy helped Chidwick pick up the win.

Soverel Dominates British Poker Open

Rounding out the latest winners at this year’s British Poker Open are George Wolff, Sergi Reixach and the aforementioned Soverel.

By winning Event #5 for £322,000 and then Event #8 for £227,500, Soverel took his series earnings beyond the £750,000 mark and became the British Poker Open’s top player.

Although he told Pokernews he’s not really a “trophy guy,” he admitted that the prospect of winning the Player of the Series title is exciting.

With more events to come, including a £50,000 super high roller and the £100,000 Super High Roller Bowl London, things could change at the top.

However, for now at least, it looks as though America’s Soverel will finish as the British Poker Open’s top player.

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