Another tournament has now come to an end during High Rollers Week on GGPoker and it was none other than Canada's Sam Greenwood taking down the HRW 11: $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller $2.5M GTD. Greenwood bested a 114 player field to add a $548,769 payday to an already stacked resume.
Greenwood overcame an extremely high-caliber final table that had the likes of Rainer Kempe, GGPoker Ambassador Fedor Holz, Sean Winter, and the runner-up finisher Matthias Eibinger. The Canadian found himself heads-up with Eibinger and within a minute there was a deal set in stone. The chop consisted of Eibinger taking home $583,698 and Greenwood pulling in $548,769. A few hands later the tournament was over and Greenwood emerged as the victor of the short battle.
The Canadian is a regular to the high roller scene, recognized as one of the best to ever play and currently sits 23rd on the all-time money list. He boasts an extremely impressive resume that includes over $22 million in live career earnings and just added another feat after taking down a HRW tournament here on GGPoker.
Official Final Table Results
|3||Samuel "goldfish55" Hunter||Canada||$376,209|
|5||Aliaksandr "winnerwsop" Hirs||Belarus||$220,702|
|9||Sean Winter||United States||$75,956|
*denotes deal of the final two players
Action of the Day
The largest buy-in event on the High Roller Week schedule had the best in the business show up early to contend with just under four tables to start the day. It wasn't until the fifth level of play that players really started to open up across the board and one, in particular, pushed his limits as he usually does and that player was Dan Bilzerian. The well-known Bilzerian jumped into an early lead of the tournament but quickly gave it all back when he attempted to bluff Joao Vieira off of two pair. Viera called, taking a good chunk of Bilzerian's stack and he vanishes within the next round of play, dipping out early.
At the start of level 24 Fany "fab5" Auge bursting the bubble. Guillaume Nolet pushed his short stack into the middle with ace-four off, only to run into the pocket kings of Auge. The board ran out clean for Auge who dubbed Nolet as the official bubble boy and all players were then guaranteed at least a min-cash of $42,826.
It was not long after that just nine players saw themselves sitting at the final table and it took just one hand to drop that number down to eight. Sean Winter opened with ten-nine of hearts for most of his stack and Eibinger shoved with big slick. Winter appeared to be pot-committed and called. A king-high flop had Winter in fall pretty far behind and he failed to catch up by the time all the cards were face-up, being eliminated in ninth place.
Canada's Amichai Barer was next on the chopping block when his pair of treys failed to win a flip versus the queen-jack of Greenwood, sending him out in eighth. Holz went from leading the final table to out in seventh after running into Greenwood during his heater. Greenwood shoved queen-jack from the small blind and Holz called with ace-ten. The jack-high flop gave Greenwood the lead and it held after the river, sending Holz out the door.
Brunno Botteon played a well-rounded day of poker, only to end on a low note when his ace-jack was bested by the ace-nine of Samuel "goldfish55" Hunter in a preflop battle that saw a nine-high board come to life. Botteon failed to find a jack to stay alive and was eliminated in sixth place. Just moments later it was Aliaksandr "winnerwsop" Hirs putting his stack into the middle with king-six and he was called by Greenwood who held ace-queen. Greenwood landed a lady and Hirs missed everything as he was eliminated by the red-hot Canadian.
The very next hand saw Rainer Kempe shove over the top of a Hunter raise with ace-ten, only to run into the kings of Eibinger. The flop came with little hope for the German when a cowboy hit the virtual felt and he was then sent to the rail in fourth place. Three-handed play lasted a couple of levels before Hunter moved his chips into the middle with king-ten of clubs versus the ace-queen of Eibinger. The ace-high flop had two clubs, bringing some excitement but the board bricked out and Eibinger sent another player home, eliminating Hunter in third for a respectable $376,209.
Just a moment after Samuel "goldfish55" Hunter was eliminated in third, the talks of a chop were in the air. A deal was agreed upon, followed by Sam Greenwood and Matthias Eibinger moving their stacks into the middle for a few hands before a champion was crowned. Eibinger found himself as the biggest benefactor of the deal, pocketing $583,698 from the chop even though Greenwood took down the title.
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event, but tune in throughout the week for all of the High Rollers Week action.