Eoghan O'Dea of Ireland is a 26-year-old student who says he first learned poker from the popular UK show "Late Night Poker." His poker resume includes a number of cashes dating back to 2005, including three already at this summer's World Series of Poker. He's the son of the famous poker player Donnacha O'Dea, member of the European Poker Players Hall of Fame.
Eoghan's father final tabled the WSOP Main Event twice over his career, once in 1983 and then again in 1991. He finished sixth and ninth, respectively. His father also holds a WSOP gold bracelet, which Eoghan will be looking to earn his own here at the Main Event final table. This father and sun duo is the only one to ever make the WSOP Main Event final table.
O'Dea has had two earlier six-figure scores prior to this final table. In December 2008, he placed second in the Poker Million VII Final for $260,000. Nearly a year later, in October 2009, O'Dea took second in the World Poker Tour Marrakech Main Event for €263,662 ($388,532). Another notable result on O'Dea record was a third-place finish in an Aussie Millions event in 2011.
Outside of this WSOP final table, O'Dea has six other WSOP cashes. His best of those was also his most recent, coming with a ninth-place finish in the €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2011 WSOP Europe in Cannes, France.