After an action-packed day of top-quality Pot Limit Omaha action, cash game specialist George Wolff won his first-ever live poker tournament at Aspers Casino, defeating Sam Soverel heads-up after an epic battle between the pair provided thrills throughout the afternoon for PokerGO viewers around the world.

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With six players returning to the felt with hopes of becoming the champion, two of those players hailed from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Finland. Both the Finnish pros departed first either side fo the bubble.

First to go and the last player to miss out on making money was the online and live crusher Jens Kyllonen, who lasted less than 15 minutes on what was a tension-free bubble.  It was to be Joni Jouhkimainen who would depart shortly afterwards, the Finnish partypoker Pro’s rivered pro no good against Stephen Chidwick’s flopped trip queens.

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Gavin Cochrane was next to leave, and in very short order following Jouhkimainen’s bust-out. The third player to depart in the first 40 minutes of play, Cochrane needed a heart on the river, having gone all-in on the turn, but couldn’t find it.

Cochrane was joined on the rail by his compatriot Chidwick, but not until after a protracted period of play, with three-handed PLO poker lasting over 90 minutes before the next bust-out.

When Stephen Chidwick busted, he left the final two evenly matched, and it was going to be a lengthy heads-up game too.

Sam Soverel and George Wolff battle heads up.
Sam Soverel and George Wolff battle heads up.


Sam Soverel, last year’s big winner in Poker Central events and the reigning High Roller of the Year, was a tough competitor, but after just over an hour of heads-up play, Wolff had the win after some incredible battles along the way, he had won the war.

“It was a really tough final table, as tough as any high stakes cash game,” said Wolff at the conclusion of his victory. “I had to play every spot very carefully.”

Wolff certainly played his way through the field with finesse and survived epic battles with both Sam Soverel and Stephen Chidwick along the way, two of the toughest tournament players in poker history.

“Stevie played really well and Sam always plays really good but unpredictable. For the last eight or nine months, I’ve been playing more tournaments and it definitely feels really cool to win one. ”

What a win to achieve in his first title performance. The British Poker Open is off to an amazing start.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Prize
1 George Wolff £120,000
2 Sam Soverel £78,000
3 Stephen Chidwick £48,000
4 Gavin Cochrane £30,000
5 Joni Jouhkimainen £24,000
6 Jens Kyllonen n/a

The British Poker Open standings are now as follows with two events in the books.

British Poker Open Championship Standings
Name Payout Points
1 George Wolff £120,000 200
2 Luc Greenwood £119,600 200
3 Sam Soverel £78,000 140
4 Steve O’Dwyer £72,600 140
5 Stephen Chidwick £48,000 100
6 Robert Flink £41,600 100
7 Gavin Cochrane £30,000 80
8 Sam Grafton £26,600 80
9 Joni Jouhkimainen £24,000 60

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Stephen Chidwick, Sam Soverel, Joni Jouhkimainen, Jens Kyllonen, Gavin Cochrane, George Wolff