Sam Greenwood Wins PartyPoker €51,000 Super High Roller For €1,000,000

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Sam Greenwood Wins PartyPoker €51,000 Super High Roller For €1,000,000
11 Apr

Sam Greenwood needed not just a miracle, but a few in a row. He had been nursing a short stack from the opening hand of day 2 at the €51,000 Super High Roller Event in this year’s PartyPoker Live Millions Grand Final. Of the 57 entrants just seven were paid, and seven were left to go on to day 2. 

It had been a tough day 1. The bubble boy had clung on forever in the closing hours and the seven remaining players were tired from the late night and long hours entailed to hold on. They were also running low on chips as the blinds kept climbing. 

Day 2

Greenwood held on, and made it to the money and day 2 with a small stack which he played like the pro he is, He held on until disaster left him with 600,000 in chips a hand or so away from the big blind of 500,000

He was resigned to finishing yet another £/$/€50k event in a respectable but forgettable position and if he had lost then it wouldn’t have been a bad showing. The table was a tough one, Patrik Antonius was there, hot off the heels of a big cash in Macau, and Sergio Aido, a tough player, with over $6 million in previous cashes. Greenwood remained unintimidated, he had racked up over $1.3 million at the Live Millions event in Punta Cana earlier in the tour.

But then he got his miracle. A couple of double ups and a few eliminations later he was playing Antonius and Aido three-handed.

Antonius made a move against him with 8-4 but was caught out by Greenwood’s A-5 and, crippled, Antonius went out a few hands later leaving Greenwood heads up with Aido for all the gold.

“He is a tough player. We didn't have much to play with on 30 big blinds at heads up,” said Greenwood afterwards, as the smoke cleared. “I just had the best hand most of the time on the river.”

Aido took €600,000 for his second place finish, while Greenwood got the trophy, €1 million and that 50k title which had eluded him so far.

“I didn't get too much sleep,” Greenwood told the cameras, adding: “I will probably get something to eat and some caffeine, then jump into the €100k.”

Final table results

1Sam Greenwood
2Sergio Aido
3Patrik Antonius
4Keith Tilston
5Jean-Noel Thorel
6Joao Simao
7Matthias Eibinger

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