EPT Prague 2019: Sam Greenwood is a champion of €25 000 Single-Day High Roller II

Sam Greenwood at EPT Prague 2019

The second Single-Day High Roller tournament for €25 000 was held at EPT series in Prague. The event collected 66 entries (including 23 reentries) and its total prize pool was €1 584 660.

In order to determine the winner, it took more than 14 hours and 23 full levels of the game. The outcome of tournament was determined in one hand after Sam Greenwood agreed to a heads-up deal with Steve O'Dwyer

The guys agreed to split the money in the following way: €411 311 for the first place and €384 969 for the second one, and in order to determine the champion – it was needed to play one hand.

However, in order to keep things fair, the guys decided that Steve, as a chip leader, would get not one hand, but the two ones in this hand. But, this didn’t help him, because only one hand was enough for Greenwood to beat his high roller colleague and become the champion of event.

  • Steve O'Dwyer, hand #1: 2♦ A♦
  • Steve O'Dwyer, hand #2: 5♠ 8♠
  • Sam Greenwood:  8♣ J♥

Board: 9♣ 7♥ 4♦ A♥ 10♠.

Sam Greenwood and Steve O'Dwyer

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A few days ago, Greenwood took the 5th place in another EPT Prague 2019 High Roller tournament with €25 000 buy-in (+ €64 000). This time, he was able to improve his result and took the 1st place in the event.  

The Canadian player got a trophy and €411 311 of prize money for the victory. It increased his already impressive results in the live tournaments, the amount of which exceeds $20 million. At the same time, Greenwood was one of the first players to register in the event, and one of the first to lose all the chips. However, he almost immediately returned to the game and managed to win.

The final table results of PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €25 000 Single Day High Roller II:

PlacePlayerCiountryPrize money (in euro)Prize money  (in dollars)
1Sam GreenwoodCanada411 310457 380
2Steve O'DwyerIreland384 970428 090
3Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom216 310240 540
4Jans ArendsNetherlands163 220181 500
5Danny Tang    Hong Kong126 770140 970
6George WolffUnited States98 250109 250
7Matthias EibingerAustria77 65086 350
8Mustafa JukovicSweden60 22066 970
9Joris Ruijs
Netherlands45 96051 110
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