Sam Greenwood Calls German High Roller Players "Vultures"

Sam Greenwood has been in the news recently after taking down the Aussie Millions $50,000 Challenge, with the pro currently ranked Canada’s number 7 most successful player with $7,430,903 in winnings. Naturally, Greenwood has rubbed shoulders with many talented pros at the various high roller events he attends, but this week he had some rather harsh words to say about those who hail from Germany.
On Twitter, Greenwood then went on to describe the German players he has encountered as “vultures waiting for worse recs to join the tourney”, with his recent anger seeming to have been as a result of just 4 players having entered the tournament he won. Elaborating further, he said that he had noticed that many German players would wait to see who had entered a high roller tournament before deciding to join, and only then if the field predominantly consisted of less experienced recreational players.
Continuing his grievance via Twitter, Greenwood said that such players “should be forced to wait in a Pen of Shame”, and went so far as to call into question their reputation for being amongst the best players in the world, stating that it was undeserved if they were not even prepared “to start games or show up on time”. Citing one recent example, Greenwood stated:
“Look at the Prague 50k. Two good recs were regged from the start and most of Team Germany hung around in the tourney room like vultures waiting for worse recs to join the tourney. It’s predatory and cowardly.”
Last year, Negreanu and Hellmuth got into a heated twitter argument over the high status German players hold in the game, with Negreanu trying to get Hellmuth to admit that they “play circles around you.” Hellmuth was having none of it, though, and after Greenwood posted his recent opinion, a number of other high-profile pros tweeted their agreement, including the 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen, and Scotland’s all time money winner’ Niall Farrell.
Meanwhile, German players such as Koray Aldemir and Steffen Sontheimer chose to respond to the criticism levelled against their them and their kin, with the former calling the tweets “laughable on so many levels.” In addition to blaming issues with their buy-ins as a cause for not playing from the start in Prague, Steffen Sontheimer accused Greenwood of sour grapes after losing to Germany’s Fedor Holz in the heads-up phase of the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller in August 2016.

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