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Both Greenwood Brothers Get to 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju HK$500,000 6-Max Event Day 2

The second day of the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju’s HK$500,000 6-Max Event kicked off today, with the Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood being the chip leader. Today, Greenwood returned to the iconic Landing Casino to lead a field of the 14 remaining players headed to the final day of the competition, with 191,700 in chips.

It seems that Day 1 of the 6-Max Event was very successful for the Greenwood Family, as Sam’s brother, Luc Greenwood, is also being present among the players who managed to reach the second day of the event, with a total of 65,400 in chips. So, Day 2 of the event would be an interesting one for the Greenwood brothers, who sat next to each other over the majority of Day 1.

Seeing both Sam and Luc Greenwood at the event was a pleasant surprise, as the two of them have not been quite active on the live poker area over the past few months. The reason for the sudden absence of the two high-rollers recently has been the taxes Canadian players faced in the US, where most summertime poker events take place.

So far, the HK$500,000 6-Max Event attracted 39 entry field, with the prize pool set to be shared among the top four finishers. The winner of the event is to take home a total prize of $1,118,058.

Famous High-Rollers with Eyes on the Prize

As mentioned above, the Greenwood brothers were the only Canadian poker players who got to the second day of the HK$500,000 6-Max Event of this year’s Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju. Sam Greenwood started the day as the chip leader with a total of 191,700, followed by David Peters from the US with 145,500. The British poker pro Stephen Chidwick was third, with a chip stack of 111,700.

A number of other world-famous poker players were also present among the pack which returned to the Landing Casino to take part in the second day of the HK$500,000 6-Max Event, including Phil Ivey, Steve O’Dwyer, Dominik Nitsche and Sergio Aido.

There was a late registration option for the second day of the event, so Bryn Kenney and Cary Catz both took advantage of it and entered Day 2, to boost the starting pack of players to 16 individuals.

The Canadian Sam Greenwood, who started the second day as a chip leader, is one of the most popular high-rollers on a global scale. The player’s total live winnings exceed $11,285,000, and his best live cash was worth $1,853,387. His brother, Lucas (Luc) Greenwood is also among the players who have their eyes on the first-place prize of the HK$500,000 6-Max Event. Like his brother, he is also a keen high-stake poker player, regardless of the fact that his total live earnings are far more modest than his brother’s. The overall live poker winnings of Luc Greenwood currently amount to $1,783,585, while his best live cash is worth $779,268.