Sam Greenwood Wins EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller For €1,520,000

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Sam Greenwood Wins EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller For €1,520,000
30 Apr

Sam Greenwood joined the exclusive $10million gang this weekend as he fought off some of the biggest names in the games to take down the €100K Super High Roller at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT – pocketing €1,520,000 for his 3rd title in a month.

PokerTube reported on the Canadian’s WPT Amsterdam win just a week or so ago, picking up €125,785 for his efforts, but that was just the pocket change behind the settee – sandwiched between two 7-figure wins, Greenwood also scooping the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €51,000 Super High Roller for €1 million.

With so many high-roller events on the calendar it might be expected that someone would go on a heater, but Greenwood secured his excellent victory by seeing off the likes of Ike ‘Hollywood’ Haxton, Justin Bonomo, Christoph Vogelsang and Ole Schemion at a star-studded final table, making the victory even sweeter.

Also making it to the final table was self-confessed recreational player Ali Reza Fatehi, the Iranian who burst onto the high-roller scene two years ago and finished 3rd in the very same event.

Hoping for even better this time round, Fatehi was coolered by Vogelsang deep in to the final table, flopping the nut-straight only to be stunned when he discovered that the German had turned the straight flush! Third spot again for the ‘amateur’ who walked off with €669,920 ($816,856) for his troubles and jumped straight into the Main Event…

Heads-up between the Candian and the German was a lengthy affair, despite the stacks being chased down by the blinds and Greenwood bemoaning the cards, saying afterwards:

"If the cards aren't going your way it can get very frustrating and it's stressful."

Three hours of stress later and the Canadian prevailed, fighting back from a big deficit at one point to take the lead, then the tournament when his KJ bested Vogelasang’s A5 in what would be the final hand.

"When you win, all the mistakes you made along the way don't really matter," Greenwood told reporters. "When you lose, you can kind of stew over them and second-guess yourself. No regrets, I can sleep easy tonight."

Final Table results

1Sam Greenwood
2Christoph Vogelsang
3Ali Reza Fatehi
4Ole Schemion
5Justin Bonomo
6Isaac Haxton

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