Steve O’Dwyer, better known as “MrTimCaum” to his online opposition, is an American poker pro residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. At 29 years of age, he has been grinding away at live and online poker tables for more than five years. Between 2007 and 2010, he earned over $1 million in combined online and live tournament cashes; well over $400k online and $574k live. As prosperous as O’Dwyer has been, that success went despondently overlooked until last year.
It wasn’t until Steve saw eminent success in live poker events in 2011, syphoning $1.45 million into his pocket book throughout the year, that he finally started turning heads. O’Dwyer started the first half of the year with six bubble finishes worth just over $100k. This included three cashes at the 2011 WSOP, one in the Main Event worth almost $20k for a 626th place exit.
Steve at EPT
Just two weeks later on July 18, O’Dwyer caught everyone’s attention with a 1st place, quarter-million victory at the Bellagio Cup VII. He followed that up with another 1st place finish worth $43k in Series 1 of the first Epic Poker Season, and a $67k check from a 5th place cessation for a NLH event at EPT Barcelona 8.
September rolled around and Steve O’Dwyer was running even hotter. He continued on to London with the EPT Tour where he skated straight through the NLH Main Event all the way up to the final table and beyond. The young American found himself playing heads-up with Benjamin Spindler and, try as he might, Spindler was the better poker player that day. The Nevada native may not have taken down the EPT title, but his 2nd place finish was still worth a phenomenal $757,329.
“MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer saw continued success with a $52k pick-up at the WSOP Europe in an NLH Shootout, placing 6th overall. Getting back on the EPT, Steve took a small $4k cash in San Remos, and an $8k prize in Greece two days before claiming his third 1st place tournament victory in a PLO event at EPT Greece. He earned another $5k in Prague then popped up in Venice for Season 10 of the World Poker Tour.
Once more Steve O’Dwyer found himself face to face with a chance to take home a championship title. Amidst a field of 213, MrTimCaum drilled his way through them all; all but the Italian rampart, Edoardo Alescio. Once more, Steve would find himself working the entire tournament only to come up one exiled opponent shy of a championship. Alescio took the WPT title, and O’Dwyer walked out with $125,740.
All told, Steve O’Dwyer has earned himself a stalwart reputation for consistency in his success. He may not be a championship poker player yet, but he is most assuredly a rising star in today’s unequivocal poker community. The illustrious young American poker pro has claimed just over $2 million in major live tournament cashes spread across 38 finishes in the money. MrTimCaum is undoubtedly one to keep your eyes on throughout 2012 and beyond.