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Andrew 'LegendKing1' Dwyer Bests a Field of 41 To Capture The Samurai Crown.

Andrew 'LegendKing1' Dwyer

The Samurai returned to Black Belt Poker shores last night for its third installment, and with previous victors missing from the battlefield we were guaranteed a new heir to the throne.

A total of 41 fixed their eyes on the crown, including the likes of Nik Persaud, Jerome Bradpiece, Neil Channing and former WSOP finalist James Akenhead.

The final table was an exciting affair, and after the much-feared Kierkergaard felt the full splash of the bubble, the six remaining players had secured themselves a payday.

IMightPassTryme took sixth, while fifth went to Nick "NPenfold666" Mazur who turned an investment of zero into $1,127.50 after qualifying through an Orange Belt Freeroll.

Following a similar path was fourth place Anthony "BoraBoraBoy" Giuntini; he'd won his seat via the Grab a Grand Freeroll, and now had a welcome $1,127.50 to his name.

With Nick "sprinterz" Spiers settling for bronze, we were left with two surviving gladiators: Andrew LegendKing1 Dwyer and Black Belt sponsored pro Ben "Asbokid666" Meredith. Following a brief encounter, it was the latter who fell from his horse.

Hailing from Ireland, Orange Belt Andrew found $3,792.50 inside his treasure chest, and - as his moniker suggests - took his rightful place as the King of the Samurai.

"I'm Glad I made the last-minute decision to jump in," he later beamed. "I just didn't want to miss it. And unlucky to Ben Meredith in the heads-up; he was the one guy I really feared with 10 players left."

Samurai is a $250+25 $10,000 guaranteed event exclusive to Black Belt Poker. If you would like to play the next one, then keep your eyes peeled on the site as we'll be confirming a date in the coming days.

In the meantime, don't forget that the iPOPS arrives on November 25, armed with a cool $1,000,000 prize pool and $550,000 guaranteed Main Event.


Lead image: Anne Laymond

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