Sam Greenwood Wins His 3rd High Roller Of The Year At Wpt Amsterdam

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Sam Greenwood Wins His 3rd High Roller Of The Year At Wpt Amsterdam

29 year old Canadian pro Sam Greenwood is on course for the biggest year of his poker life after winning his third high roller title this year, the €6,000 High Roller WPT Amsterdam for $155,669.

Although his live results go back as far as 2008, up until 2015 his biggest winning year (2013) had seen him cash for just $212,412. Since then, however, he has won between $2m and $2.46m every year. So far in 2018 he has already won $2.366m, over half of which came just a couple of weeks ago at the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Grand Final €50k Super High Roller which he won for €1m ($1.227m).

His win earlier this week in Amsterdam may have been just a fraction of that €1m score, but he still had to overcome some fierce competition nevertheless, especially at the final table where, amongst others, he faced off against former WSOP Main Event Champ Ryan Riess, WSOP bracelet winner William Givens, Super High Roller Bowl Champ Rainer Kempe, and Austrian High Roller Thomas Mühlöcker.

As it transpired, Greenwood was to eliminate all four of his biggest threats after starting the day as chip leader. He ousted Riess in 7th in what was a cruel end to the former WSOP champs tournament. Riess had got it in very good on the turn with two pairs (jacks and tens) against Greenwood’s pocket aces only to see a third ace hit the river. Riess left with $20,012.

Mühlöcker was next out after he committed what few chips he had left on a {k-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop after betting big preflop with ace-jack with no diamonds and was called by Greenwood who was well ahead with ace-king with the ace of diamonds. A third diamond fell on the river to send Mühlöcker to the rail in 6th ($23,353)

Greenwood made it three in a row when he sent Rainer Kempe packing in 5th ($30,024) as his pocket deuces outlasted the German High Roller’s ace-8 suited in a race for all Kempe’s chips.

After allowing local player Clyde Tjouw Foe to take out another Dutch pro, Zhong Chen, in 4th for $38,916, Greenwood was back for his 4th scalp of the final table. William Givens was on the receiving end this time. Givens thought he’d got lucky hitting two pairs on a 5 A 8 flop holding A 5 to Greenwood’s A Q. A queen on the river, however, ended Givens run in third, for which he earned $54,484.

Greenwood began heads-up play with a sizeable chip lead, and despite putting up a game peformance, Clyde Tjouw Foe never really looked like he would wrest the lead from his Canadian opponent. The end came with Foe holding {9-Hearts}{7-Spades} to Greenwood’s {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} when a sick flop of {7-Hearts} {7-Clubs}{3-Spades} gave Greenwood a full house to his opponent’s trip 7’s. It took until the river for the inevtiable all-ins to take place with Greenwood still well ahead, spelling the end for Foe who took home $88,951 for finishing runner-up. Sam Greenwood, meanwhile continued his excellent year with another high roller title and a $155,666 payday.

Final Table Results: €6k WPT Amsterdam High Roller

PositionPlayerCountryPrizePrize in $
1Sam GreenwoodCanada€125.785$154,539
2Clyde Tjauw FoeNetherlands€71.875$88,305
3Will GivensUnited States€44.025$54,089
4Zhong ChenNetherlands€31.445$38,633
5Rainer KempeUnited Kingdom€24.260$29,805
6Thomas MühlöckerAustria€18.870$23,183
7Ryan RiessUnited States€16.170$19,866
8Wim EmoNetherlands€14.375$17,660
9Raoul RefosNetherlands€12.580$15,455