Sam Greenwood’s biography

Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood (35 years)
over $20 360 000
Offline prizes
over $6 800 000
Online prizes
The best result:
$1 850 000 or €1 520 000 (the 1st place in EPT Super High Roller at EPT Series 2018 in Monte Carlo)
Main achievements:
top-25 best poker players, 2nd in Canada All Time Money List (for 2019), WSOP bracelet, 4 trophies in live PokerStars tournaments, more than $27 000 000 prize money during his entire career, 2 WCOOP titles, 2 SCOOP titles, 2 trophies in PartyPoker live events
Can be found by nickname:
PokerStars: Str8$$$Homey
Partypoker: DeanMalenko
Full Tilt (closed): IfHeDiesHeDies
888poker: FlatTopTony
Unibet Poker: FrankWrench

The Canadian poker player Sam Greenwood was born on 11 October, 1988. During his entire poker career, he achieved a considerable success. Probably, you will be surprised, but poker is not the main activity for Greenwood! His main job is stock trading.     

Greenwood is considered one of the strongest poker players for several years. He has been playing in the live poker tournaments since 2008 and has more than $20 000 000 of prize money. In 2015, the Canadian player got his first bracelet at World Series of Poker. The victory at WSOP brought him $320 000. The following year, Greenwood became a runner-up of EPT Super High Roller Tournament in Barcelona with €50 000 entry fee and earned more than €1 000 000. It was his first, but not the last seven-digit winning. Now, Sam has 9 seven-digit winnings.  

In online poker, Greenwood is best known under the nicknames “Str8 $$$ Homey” at PokerStars, “IfHeDiesHeDies” at Full Tilt Poker and “DeanMalenko” at PartyPoker. The amount of his online winnings exceeds $63,8 million.

He won half of that money in the tournaments at PokerStars. In 2009, the Canadian player became the winner of WCOOP, and in 2018 he added another trophy of the series to his arsenal. Greenwood is also two-time champion of Spring Championship of Online Poker (in 2013 and 2015). Str8$$$Homey won the biggest money in his career in online poker when he became the champion of SCOOP 2015 Event 22 with $2 100 buy-in and earned $377 280. 

Sam Greenwood photo

Despite all his successes and multimillion-dollar profit from poker, Greenwood states that poker is not his main activity. His main job is stock trading. However, he still remains a professional poker player and coach, as well as one of the most famous high rollers. Sam is a good example of person who can be successful in many areas.

Interesting facts about Sam Greenwood:

  • Greenwood and some of his friends were photographed half-naked in the champion’s photo at WSOP 2015. This is one of the most unusual photos with a trophy.

Champion’s photo of Sam Greenwood

  • In addition to poker and stock trading, Greenwood also teaches the players at Run It Once site of Phil Galfond.
  • In one of the interviews, Sam said that he hates German poker players and called them “cowards”.
  • Sam's twin brother and his older brother are also professional poker players, but their results are more modest.
  • At PCA 2019, three brothers cashed in the same event.

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