Sam Greenwood Tops April Streak With Win At EPT Monte Carlo

April 30, 2018 August 3, 2018 Paul Butcher
April 30, 2018 by Paul Butcher

Sam GreenwoodSam Greenwood has a great end to April as he finished with another million-dollar win at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo.

Canadian poker pro Greenwood has been on a roll this season. He’s had major victories and cashes since the year opened, starting with a nice $248,000 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January and an even better $449,000 take-home from the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau in March.

April has been very good to the 29 year old poker pro as he finished the month with four cashes, three first placers, and two million-dollar payouts across three major poker events spread across Europe.

The streak started at the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona, where he took home the €50k Super High Roller for € 1,000,000 ($ 1,227,792). Still hot from his win, he went on to the World Poker Tour (WPT) in Amsterdam to bag another High Roller event and take home €125,785 ($155,669).

Just a week after his Amsterdam win, Greenwood did even better finishing with a bigger cashout as he finished in first place at the EPT €100,000 Super High Roller. Greenwood took home €1,520,000 ($1,853,387) for his efforts, which was his biggest tournament cashout till date. His great run in 2018 has pushed his total live earnings past the $10 million mark and now stands at $11,228,882.


Greenwood Battled Hard For EPT Win

The final table at the EPT €100,000 Super High Roller was a big challenge for the Canadian poker pro as he had to play against top poker pro Isaac Haxton. But after Christoph Vogelsang called a semi-bluff by Haxton, he was eliminated early on in the table and finished in 6th place with €313,000 ($379,759) in winnings.

Vogelsang who was the chip leader battled it out with Greenwood for three long hours until Greenwood finally secured the win when his king-jack bested ace-five suited. Vogelsang finished in second place and took home €1,046,000 ($1,268,743) in prize money.

Greenwood said that heads-up was not his strongest suit and he found that it can get very frustrating and stressful when the cards did not go his way. Despite the minor slip-ups and frustrations he encountered, he was still happy with the way he played.

In a statement, Greenwood said,

When you win, all the mistakes you made along the way don't really matter .When you lose, you can kind of stew over them and second-guess yourself. No regrets, I can sleep easy tonight

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