Sam Greenwood Enjoys Glorious 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival

Sam Greenwood Enjoys Glorious 2017 Caribbean Poker Party FestivalThe 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival recently took place at the Meliá Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic, with its $5,300 Main Event attracting 1,061 players to create a prize pool worth $5,032,050. After six days of intense action, it was then perennial winner Sam Greenwood who would eventually overcome the field, including Russia’s Andrey Shatilov heads-up, to claim the title and a huge top prize of $1 million.
Earlier on in the same series, the Canadian pro finished the $10,300 High Roller in 3rd for $124,100, as well as the $25,500 Super High Roller in 2nd for $242,750. Commenting after his latest victory at the Main Event, Greenwood, who now boasts $6,784,533 in live earnings to go with the $4,930,904 he has won online under the screen name Pudge714, stated:
“It was just crazy, I don’t think I have ever run this good. I won so many all ins and I’m happy with how well I played. In the high rollers, it was more of a steady climb but in the main, I was all in so many times.”
The partypoker organized event featured 111 money places, and amongst the notable pros finishing in a paid spot was Martin Jacobson in 92nd ($10,000), Brandon Cantu in 74th ($15,000), Joseph Cheong in 58th ($20,000), Steffen Sontheimer in 49th ($22,500), Maria Ho in 25th ($34,000), and Mike Sexton in 24th ($34,000).
After the final table of nine was reached, Shatilov then eliminated Damian Lomza in 9th ($50,000), followed by Udo Erlei in 7th), and Jiri Horak in 4th, while Sam Greenwood took care of Preben Stokkan (6th), and Jonas Gjelstad (3rd) to get the final batle underway against Shatilov for top honors.
At this stage, Greenwood was at a 449m to 598m disadvantage against Shatilov, and a further three hours of play would subsequently ensue before the deciding hand was played. In the hand in question, Shatilov (9c-8c) reraised all-in on an 8s-6s-4h-3d-5d board, with Greenwood (Kh-Kd) then making the call to secure his famous win.
Meanwhile, Andrey Shatilov collected $650,000 for his runner-up victory, increasing his career earings to $3,203,427, and moving him up to 12th plce on Russia’s ‘All Time Money List’.
Final Table Results
1: Sam Greenwood (Can) $1,000,000
2: Andrey Shatilov (Rus) $650,000
3: Jonas Gjelstad (Nor) $450,000
4: Jiri Horak (Cze) $315,850
5: Felipe Ramos (Brz) $220,000
6: Preben Stokkan (Nor) $150,000
7: Udo Erlei (Ger) $100,000
8: Dan Dizenzo (US) $70,000

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