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The ongoing 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona currently underway at Casino Barcelona has just crowned it`s third Super High Roller champion! Canadian pro Sam Greenwood (cover image) began the final day as one of the shorter stacks and maneuvered himself really well to pull through a tough final table, eventually taking down the €51K Super High Roller for the €1,000,000 top prize.
Greenwood has had a busy 2018 so far with an illustrious list of wins and final table finishes. This is his second major title this year, after the Aussie Millions Poker Championship that he won in January for AU$116,400. This poker superstar sits in seventh place on Canada`s all-time money list and for good reason, this was his sixth final table finish of 2018; the High Roller regular made already picked up two third place finishes each at APPT Macau and PCA 2018 along with two fifth place finishes at the 2018 Aussie Million and PCA 2018 respectively.
The event attracted a field of 57 players that created a prize pool of €2.8 Million, with €1 Million up top for the eventual winner. Of those, only seven players returned on the final day to take their seat at the featured final table with all of them guaranteed at least €110,000.
The final table journey for Greenwood was a bumpy one as he started play in the bottom rung placed fifth among the seven finalists however, he kept climbing after taking several double ups and pulled himself up to third place by time four-handed play was underway. He was finally heads up against Sergio Aido and though the action slowed down considerably, Greenwood established a decent lead to emerge victorious.
With Seth Davies taking home the bubble boy tag the previous night, the seven players were set to return the next day to play down to an eventual winner.
The first one to hit the rail was Austrian Matthias Eibinger who made the min-cash of €110,000 followed by the partypoker pro Joao Simao who fell in sixth place for €160,000.
Ending his deep run in fifth place for €210,000 was French Pharmaceutical boss and high stakes poker junkie Jean-Noel Thorel.
The four-handed play had USA’s Keith Tilston as the shortest stack and he moved that all in a with against Patrick Antonius’ . The flop didn’t treat Tilston well while turn and river sent him packing in fourth place for a €284,500 payday.
A couple of hands later, Greenwood pulled out another double up against Antonius, putting himself in the chip lead and leaving Antonius with a short stack of 8.6 Million chips. Unable to recover from that blow, Antonius busted in third place, courtesy Aido, collecting €400,000 for his efforts.
The heads-up began with Sergio Aido leading with 33.2 Million to Greenwood’s 22.7 Million with blinds at 500k/1m. However, the tables soon turned with Greenwood winning a 22 Million pot, pushing his opponent under 17 Million in chips. Greenwood didn’t look back thereon and just after the break, it was all over. The final hand saw Aido moving all in on a board. Aido held and his pair on the river pushed him to make the call but Greenwood’s claimed the top pair and the winning rights, busting Aido at second place for a €600,000 payday.
Final Table Results (EURO)
1. Sam Greenwood – €1,000,000
2. Sergio Aido – €600,000
3. Patrik Antonius – €400,000
4. Keith Tilston – €284,500
5. Jean-Noel Thorel – €210,000
6. Joao Simao Brazil – €160,000
7. Matthias Eibinger – €110,000
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