Canadian poker player Sam Greenwood just won the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Super High Roller with a €50,000 buy-in, defeating a field of 57 entries and taking home the amazing prize of €1 million. The record-setting festival is taking place at Casino Barcelona where the €23 million GTD Grand Final puts an end to one of the most popular live poker series which already stopped at Russia, the Caribbean, UK, Germany and Canada.
The tour includes nine major events, several of which are High Rollers. The €50,000 (€50,000+€1,000) Super High Roller started Monday, April 9, and ran for two days, offering a guaranteed prize pool of €2 million. With 57 players paying the quite high entry, the tournament collected €2,764,500 for the prize pool, while only seven players made it to the feature table on Day 2 where they were guaranteed at least €110,000. Canadian high roller regular Sam Greenwood started low in chips at 5th place and at one point, he was close to elimination with his 600,000 stack at blinds of 250,000/500,000. However, after a series of double ups, he managed to move up to the third place.
Along with the €50,000 Super High Roller title holder, Greenwood, 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona gave high roller tournament trophies to the winners of the two €25,000 buy-in events, Andreas Eiler and Davidi Kitai. Each of them received a cash prize of €700,000, quite an attractive reward considering the entry. Meanwhile, the most exciting €100,000 Buy-in High Roller during the tour started Tuesday and is expected to end tonight with massive prizes.
Final Table Action
The first player to leave the final seven-seated table with the minimum guarantee was Austrian Matthias Eibinger, followed by the last remaining partypoker pro Joao Simao who took home €160,000. The next casualty of the final table was Jean-Noel Thorel, a high-stakes poker player and owner of a French pharmaceutical company, who won €210,000. By that time, Spain’s Sergio Aido had become chip leader, followed by Finnish star Patrik Antonius, Canada’s Sam Greenwood and Keith Tilston (US).
Antonius managed to send Tilston packing in 4th place and taking €284,500, but the Finnish high-stakes player was eliminated next, busting to Sergio Aido. For his third place, Antonius received a nice €400,000 payday that added to his overall live tournament winnings worth over $11 million. In the final heads-up, Greenwood faced Aido and managed to overtake by the time of the final hand. The board showed 4-8-A-Q-10 and Aido put all his chips in, but his Jack-Ten was not strong enough to beat Greenwood’s undeniably dominating Ace-Nine hand. The runner-up took home a quite nice prize of €600,000, while the Canadian won the title and added €1 million to his bankroll.