2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events Grosvenor Goliath Online 2020 WPT World Online Championships
$100,000 PCA Super High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool $5,918,220
Players 61

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 100,000
$100,000 PCA Super High Roller
Day 3 Completed

Sam Greenwood Wins $100,000 Super High Roller ($1,775,460)

mnuwwarah • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood is widely considered one of the best in the world when it comes to no-limit hold'em tournaments, so when the cards fall his way, it can seem positively unfair for the other players.

That's exactly what happened in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller, as Greenwood absolutely demolished the competition on the final day, eliminating three of his final four opponents to raise the trophy in less than four hours.

"Everything worked out today," he admitted to Joe Stapleton after the win. "I just had the best hand a lot of times. I think most players, if they had my cards today, would have won."

$100,000 PCA Super High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Sam GreenwoodCanada$1,775,460
2Henrik HecklenDenmark$1,284,260
3Jesus CortesSpain$828,560
4Chris HunichenUnited States$627,340
5Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom$485,300
6Igor KurganovRussia$378,760
7Steffen SontheimerGermany$301,820
8Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$236,720

The champ described Day 3 as "easy" and "smooth" but a Greenwood roll show hardly seemed like the most likely outcome when the final day began since he sat fourth of five chips, albeit plenty deep with almost 70 big blinds.

However, the Canadian won the first three pots of the day to triple his stack and take a commanding lead with half of the chips. The most critical of those saw Chris Hunichen cold four-bet over a Greenwood open and a Henrik Hecklen three-bet. Greenwood shoved for almost 90 big blinds with his aces and Hunichen couldn't get away from ace-king.

Greenwood then eliminated Talal Shakerchi with another monster pair, this time queens when Shakerchi tried ripping over an open with jack-nine.

Shakerchi followed up his eight-place finish in the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship with his fifth here and has now collected just a hair under $1 million in prize money here at the PCA.

Talal Shakerchi
Shakerchi is having quite the PCA so far.

Hunichen, who started the day as leader, managed a couple of doubles but would still fall in fourth after Greenwood outkicked him for most of his chips and then Hecklen finished him off.

Greenwood's amazing run of cards continued when he busted Jesus Cortes. This time, it was a savage cooler as the least-known player at the final table, possibly seeking to reduce variance and ensure he laddered over a short-stacked Hecklen, flatted queens and flopped middle set only to have Greenwood flop a straight. The board failed to pair and Cortes called bets on the flop, turn and river, the latter for his stack.

Finishing off Hecklen was a mere formality as Greenwood had a 10-1 chip lead.

It's the Canadian's sixth seven-figure cash and his second win in a PokerStars $100K event after shipping in Monte Carlo last year. He now has over $14 million in live tournament cashes.

Still, Greenwood joked that he's unsatisfied.

"I still need to get a little more," he said when Stapleton asked if he was ready to call it a career. "I came second in Barca, second in Prague, so I need to go for the clean sweep."

Indeed, he "only" has runner-ups in those $50Ks, from 2016 and 2015, respectively. However, those will have to wait, as Greenwood has more pressing business: the $50K Single-Day High Roller here at PCA, which he hopped in almost immediately.

No time to savor victory when there's more money to be made, it seems.

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Henrik Hecklen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,284,260)

SandraBarbour • Level 21: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Henrik Hecklen
Henrik Hecklen

Sam Greenwood limped from the small blind with {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Henrik Hecklen, with {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, responded by moving all in for 1,380,000. Greenwood snap-called.

The board ran {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and that was it for Hecklen, eliminated from the tournament in second place for $1,284,260.

Sam Greenwood ca 15,250,000 1,930,000
Henrik Hecklen dk Busted

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Jesus Cortes Eliminated in 3rd Place ($828,560)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Jesús Cortes
Jesús Cortes

Sam Greenwood raised on the button to 160,000 with {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Jesus Cortes flatted big blind with {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{q-Spades}{k-Spades} and Cortes checked. Greenwood bet 200,000 and and Cortes called. The turn was a {6-Diamonds} and Greenwood bet 550,000 when checked to. Cortes just called once more, bringing a {2-Spades} river. Cortes checked again and Greenwood shoved all in. It was 1,980,000 effective. Cortes called and Greenwood collected all of the chips once again.

Sam Greenwood ca 13,320,000 2,790,000
Jesus Cortes es Busted

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Cortes Adds to his Stack

SandraBarbour • Level 19: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Greenwood raised to 140,000 on the button with {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Henrik Hecklen, in the small blind, called with {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, along with Jesus Cortes, in the big blind who was had {q-Spades}{2-Spades}.

The flop was {4-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and was checked through to the {8-Diamonds} turn and to the {5-Hearts} river. Hecklen bet 400,000. Cortes was the only caller.

Jesus Cortes es 3,880,000 530,000
Henrik Hecklen dk 1,510,000 -540,000

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