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Ireland's Eoghan O'Dea Wins His First World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

The Former WSOP Main Event Final Tablist Defeated A Field of 2,005 Entries To Earn The Hardware and $100,945


Eoghan O’Dea overcame a field of 2,005 total entries to take down the 2020 World Series of Poker Online $400 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. For the win the 2011 WSOP main event sixth-place finisher earned his first gold bracelet and the top prize of $100,945. According to the WSOP’s records he was just the sixth player from his home country of Ireland to win a bracelet, joining his father Donnacha O’Dea on that short list.

The final table began with Benjamin Voreland in the lead and O’Dea in seventh chip position. Jarred Solomon got off to a hot start, eliminating both Daniel Juncadella (9th – $8,688) and Lorenzo Bazei (8th – $11,972) to climb into fourth chip position.

Ruslan Nazarenko was the next to fall. He raised with ASpade SuitAClub SuitKDiamond Suit9Club Suit from the cutoff and received a call from Nital Jethalal in the big blind, who held 5Club Suit4Spade Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit. The flop came out 9Diamond Suit5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit and the rest of the chips went in. Nazarenko’s pocket aces had been outflopped, and the 2Spade Suit and 8Heart Suit river offered no help. He was sent to the rail in seventh place, earning $16,497 for his deep run.

O’Dea earned his first knockout of the final table when his KSpade SuitJClub Suit9Heart Suit4Club Suit out of the big blind bested the ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit2Heart Suit2Diamond Suit of Chi Chung Ho, who shoved from the hijack for less than four big blinds. O’Dea made trip jacks on the turn and held from there to bust Ho in sixth place ($22,732).

Despite earning the first two knockouts at the final table, Jarred Solomon was the next to run out of chips. He got the last of his stack in preflop with AClub SuitKSpade SuitQHeart Suit9Diamond Suit, committing most of his stack with a three-bet from the big blind after Jethalal had opened from the button. Jethalal re-raised all-in with KHeart SuitQDiamond SuitJClub Suit10Heart Suit and Solomon called. The board ran out QSpade Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit8Club Suit2Heart Suit and Jethalal made a queen-high straight on the turn to eliminate Solomon. The South African earned $31,325 as the fifth-place finisher.

Jethalal entered four-handed action as the chip leader, with O’Dea sitting on the next-largest stack. O’Dea was able to overtake the lead within a few orbits by knocking out Benjamin Voreland. With a board of QHeart Suit5Spade Suit2Club Suit10Club Suit10Spade Suit, O’Dea checked from out of position and Voreland bet 1,960,000. O’Dea check-raised all-in and Voreland called with the ASpade SuitQSpade SuitJHeart Suit4Heart Suit. O’Dea showed the QClub Suit10Heart Suit9Club Suit3Club Suit for tens full of queens. Voreland earned $43,165 for his fourth-place showing.

It didn’t take long for O’Dea to get involved in yet another key all-in confrontation. All of the chips got in preflop with O’Dea holding AHeart SuitQSpade SuitQDiamond Suit8Club Suit up against the AClub SuitKClub Suit7Club Suit2Diamond Suit of Robert Le Roux. The board came down 10Club Suit7Spade Suit4Spade Suit3Diamond SuitQHeart Suit and O’Dea hit a set on the river to lock up the pot and eliminate Le Roux in third place ($59,480).

Heads-up play began with O’Dea sitting on roughly 32.4 million in chips to the 17.7 million of Nital Jethalal. In the final hand all of the chips went into the middle after the flop came down AHeart Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit. Jethalal was at risk with the 6Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Heart Suit3Spade Suit for bottom two pair and an open-ended straight draw. O’Dea held ASpade SuitAClub Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit for top set. The turn was the KClub Suit and the river the 9Spade Suit. O’Dea’s set held up to secure him the pot and the title. Jethalal was awarded $81,963 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Eoghan O’Dea $100,945
2 Nital Jethalal $81,963
3 Robert Le Roux $59,480
4 Benjamin Voreland $43,165
5 Jarred Solomon $31,325
6 Chi Chung Ho $22,732
7 Ruslan Nazarenko $16,497
8 Lorenzo Bazei $11,972
9 Daniel Juncadella $8,688