Master Classics of Poker’s €4,300 Main Event comes to an end after about 11 hours. In the end, Kevin Paque emerged as the winner for €260,878 at Holland Casino Amsterdam. He has bagged the plate trophy called Bordje. Paque had overcome Steve O’Dwyer in the heads-up play, who gained €174,421 as he finished in second place in a field that consisted of 346 entries.
After his victory, Paque said, “It’s delightful,” and “This is what every Dutch poker player dreams of. I don’t have the words for it yet, I am so happy.
He states that at first, he failed to realize that the river had been dealt with; it had been quiet for a few seconds. After some time, everyone present there went crazy and he realized that he had won the match.
Paque also collected his biggest cash ever given out in a live tournament and his last record was an amount of €35,386 where he had come out as the runners-up in International Circuit High Roller of WSOP, 2018 at Holland Casino Rotterdam.
Steve O’Dwyer praised Paque and said that he is a good player and has played really well. He said that it seems like the 23-year-old player has played a good amount of heads-up poker.
The final table in the game had been stacked. The MCOP event had attracted players from the Netherlands and from across the world. Paque is the 8th Dutch player to have won this. He has managed to keep the title in the Dutch hands.
Action at the Final Table
Paque had started the 2nd day in chips. However, he has conquered the chip lead in the very first hand in the match against Pascal Vos. As Paque was holding two pairs, Vos had missed out on his flush. Paque said that he had the right start and wanted to be the table captain. According to his statements, he had just the right position for putting pressure on short stacks.
This is what he did to maintain pressure on the opponents. Nevertheless, it was going to take more than 2 hours prior to Ole Schemion being pushed over to the 9th place. After Vos had raised, Schemion had only 3 bets and then he called 4 bets of Vos to find out that he had been a little ahead with his pocket Ks against the Qs. A Q meant and end game for Schemion as he tried becoming the first 2 time champion.
A hand later Shyngis Satubayev fell as he pushed a short-stack with pocket 9s against A-10s of Paque. The four-ace-four flop provided Paque with higher 2 pair and it sent the player from Kazakhstan railing. Paque continued dominating the final table as everyone went shorter. Ultimately he defeated Steve O’Dwyer to come out as the winner.
He said, “The rail was there all day, the boys always support me.” The support from the others motivated him to try hard and they are always there for him.