O’Callaghan Wins PKR Live London for £19,000

The British poker pro Daniel O’Callaghan has been having some good runs in live tournaments for PKR, but has not been able to win a tournament yet – Until now. On Sunday he avenged his second place in PKR Live London 2014 by winning the same tournament a year later.

The 27-year old player took on a field of 280 players at the Aspers Stratford and took home the first prize of £19,000 and also became the first player in the history to reach back-to-back final tables. The tournament had a £50,000 guarantee but that was shattered due to the biggest turnout in history as well as 38 re-entries, creating a prize pool of £85,000 for a mere £300 buy-in.

O’Callaghan, who is a regular player at PKR for the past seven years, came to the final table as a chipleader and never looked back at any point. He even eliminated most of his opponents and started the heads-up duel with a massive 10:1 chiplead over his final opponent, who never stood a chance.

The runner up – Wolfgang Wurzer – wasn’t all that disappointed however, as he was an online qualifier and the last of those to be busted out, which PKR rewarded with a 20% additional payout bonus through their King of Qualifiers promotion. 

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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