The crazy thing about poker, is you never know when history will be made on any given day. In this instance, Eoghan O'Dea etched his name in the gambling books for eternity. Eoghan O'Dea becomes the fifth player from Ireland to step into the winner's circle at the WSOP.
If the last name sounds familiar, it should be. His grandparents were well-known Irish actors and his father, Donnacha O'Dea, is often affectionately referred to as the Godfather of Irish poker. Donnacha O'Dea became the first player from Ireland to fly out to Las Vegas and slap a WSOP bracelet around his wrist. Don O'Dea won his back in 1998 in PLO. The elder O'Dea defeated Johnny Chan heads-up for the bling too. The next year, Noel Furlong won the 1999 WSOP Main Event at a final table that included three Irishmen (George McKeever and Padraig Parkinson).
The O'Dea clan join the Brunsons (Doyle and Todd) as one of the father/son duos that won a WSOP bracelet.
At the 2011 WSOP, the younger O'Dea made a name for himself when he was a member of the November Nine after making the final table of the 2011 WSOP Main Event. O'Dea busted in sixth place but banked $1.7 million for his efforts. Germany's Pius Heinz would go on to win the Main Event.
It would take nine more years before Eoghan O'Dea finally broke through to win his first bracelet. Last summer in Vegas, O'Dea made the final table of the $10K PLO Championship for the second time in three years. Alas, he busted in sixth both times.
The final table included Eoghan 'DrRoche' O'Dea, Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal, Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux, Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland, Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon, Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho, Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko, Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei, and Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella.
O'Dea defeated Canada's Nital '4TheAnimals' Jethalal heads up for the bling and nearly $101K in cash.
Over in WSOP Event #49 at GGPoker, the $2,100 NL Bounty Championship attracted 1,168 runners and a prize pool in excess of $2.3 million.
The final table for Event #40 Bounty Championship included... Enrico 'GTOExploiter' Camosci, Omer 'omeroz01' Ozsirkintis, Aki "Seabossss" Virtanen, Alexander "xBGx" Fitasov, Murilo "muka82" Figueredo, Renato "MAIAAA" Valentim, Connor Drinan, Dominik "tiredfella" Panka, and Damian Salas.
Enrico 'GTOExploiter' Camosci edged out Omer 'omeroz01' Ozsirkintis heads up to win Event #49. Ozsirkintis banked $134K for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh?
First place paid out $184,579 plus the bling. Camosci banked $327,319 total including nearly $143K in bounties.
2020 WSOP Online Results
- Event #49 $2,100 NL Bounty Championship: Enrico 'GTOExploiter' Camosci $184,579 + $142,740 bounties
- Event #50 $400 PLO: Eoghan 'DrRoche' O'Dea $100,945