Steve O'Dwyer is off to a great start in his title defense quest. O'Dwyer, who won last year's event for €327,030, is among the early chipleaders in the tournament.
O'Dwyer busted Sergey Sergeev earlier on (who has reentered) and now put Martin Kozlov to the test for all his chips. It was Korey Aldemir who opened the action under the gun with a raise to 4,000. Martin Kozlov three-bet to 11,500 in the next seat over.
On the button, O'Dwyer made it 28,000 to go, getting rid of Aldemir, and Kozlov called the four-bet. The flop came and both players quickly checked. On the turn, Kozlov checked, O'Dwyer bet 24,000, and Kozlov called.
The river was the and the Australian checked again. This time, O'Dwyer took a brief pause before moving all in, putting Kozlov to a decision for all his chips. It was effectively 90,000 to call, and after squirming in his seat for the better part of a minute, Kozlov folded.