Sam Greenwood won $550 000 in $25K Super High Roller
Another tournament held as part of the High Roller Week at GGPoker has completed. A winner of the event was the Canadian high roller Sam Greenwood, who received a massive payout of $550 000 for the first place.
Sam Greenwood regularly plays high roller events; he is recognized as one of the best poker players in history. Sam is currently ranked 23rd on the list of the best players of all time. He boasts an extremely impressive «resume» that represents over $22 million won in live poker tournaments.
The cream of the crop took part in the most expensive tournament on the High Roller Week schedule, and they were very cautious in making decisions. Only at level five the poker players really started to be active, and Dan Bilzerian was the most active opponent.
The so-called King of Instagram quickly took the first lead in the tournament, but he also quickly lost his chips when he tried to bluff against João Vieira. João called, taking a significant part of Dan’s stack, and at the next blind level, Bilzerian left the game.
Greenwood managed to beat 114 players who fought for their share of a massive prize pool. Such famous players as Rainer Kempe, Fedor Holz, Sean Winter, Matthias Eibinger and others also reached the final table.
After Samuel "goldfish55" Hunter busted in third place, Sam Greenwood and Matthias Eibinger started to discuss the option of splitting the money. Once the deal was agreed upon, the guys moved their stacks to the middle of the table and played a few hands before the champion was determined. According to the deal, Eibinger took a bigger part of the prize money, whereas Greenwood won a champion title.
HRW 11: $25 000 Super High Roller results
- Sam Greenwood (Canada) – $548 000
- Matthias Eibinger (Austria) – $583 000
- Samuel Hunter (Canada) – $376 000
- Rainer Kempe (Germany) – $288 000
- Aliaksandr Hirs (Belarus) – $220 000
- Brunno Botteon (Brazil) – $169 000
- Fedor Holz (Germany) – $129 000
- Amichai Barer (Canada) – $99 000
- Sean Winter (USA) – $75 000