Sam Greenwood Wins WPT Amsterdam High Roller For €125,785

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Sam Greenwood Wins WPT Amsterdam High Roller For €125,785
23 Apr

High roller event final tables seem to be making a habit of mixing the famous names in poker with the ‘who he?’ newcomers to the biggest buy-in tournaments around the world, and WPT Amsterdam was no different – although Canada’s Sam Greenwood managed to fight off the upstarts to take down the €125,785 and edge closer to the magic $10million lifetime milestone.

Greenwood’s amazing €1million scoop of the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona just 2 weeks ago hadn’t dampened his competitive spirit…

…and day two of the WPT Amsterdam High Roller saw him at yet another final table - Rainer Kempe, Ryan Riess and Thomas Mühlöcker among the stars who also made it, with local Dutch hopefuls Wim Emo, Raoul Refos and Clyde Tjauw Foe in the reckoning too.

Refos and Emo were first to fall, and were soon followed by 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess who ran into rivered trip aces against Greenwood, who also found a monster hand to dispose of Austria’s Mühlöcker in 6th spot and then shut Kempe out of the first prize chase - his ducks holding up against Kempe’s ace-eight.

Quickly down to just four and it was the remaining Dutchman who clashed saw off the American challenge, knocking out Chen in 4th as the payouts started to get serious, and Will Givens having to settle for a healthy €44,025 ($54,089) payday when Greenwood again rivered the winner.

Heads-up for the title and the Canadian high-roller just couldn’t miss, twice rivering his Dutch opponent before a huge cooler sealed the deal – Greenwood flopping a full house with Foe flopping trips, more than enough for the Canadian to secure the WPT High Roller title and €125,785 (154,539)

With an excellent Amsterdam event over, it’s next stop San Remo for the WPT’s European adventures…

Final table results 

1Sam Greenwood
2Clyde Tjauw Foe
3Will Givens
4Zhong Chen
5Rainer Kempe
6Thomas Mühlöcker
7Ryan Riess
8Wim Emo
9Raoul Refos

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