Sam Greenwood wins EPT Prague €25k High Roller II for €411,311

The second €25k buy-in Single Day High Roller at the PokerStars EPT stop in Prague saw Canadas Sam Greenwood lift the €411,311 ($457,358) first prize after a heads-up deal with Steve O Dwyer - with a twist in the tale!

By: Andrew Burnett


With day 4 of the Main Event raging alongside, there were some big names missing from the High Roller crew, Bryn Kenney among them, but England’s Stephen Chidwick joined proceedings after busting in the ME money.

Adrian Mateos, Daniel Dvoress, Patrik Antonius and the partypoker Team pro duo of Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospelier and Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov were among the 66 entries that produced a €1,584,660 prizepool – 22 rebuys included in that.

The top nine would cash, and it was close to €100k guaranteed by the time George Wolff fell in 6th spot at the final table after Steve O’Dwyer flopped top two pair against the American’s big slick.

A three-way all-in led to Danny Tang’s exit in 5th, the river proving fateful as Greenwood’s flush draw got there…

Greenwood: A♣ J♣
Tang: K♦ Q♦
O'Dwyer: A♥ 10♦
Board: 9♥ 9♣ K♣ 4♦ 10♣

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Jan Arends was next to hit the rail, his big slick losing out to Greenwood’s pocket tens and then Englishman Sam Grafton was looking for some help from the board as he stared down at O’Dwyer’s pocket rockets…

Steve O'Dwyer: A♠ A♣
Sam Grafton: 6♥ 6♠

The flop gave him some extra hope…

Flop: 2♣ 5♠ 3♦

But that was as close as he’d get…

Turn:10♥
River: K♦

In a highly unusual finish, Greenwood and O’Dwyer decided to chop the money, with the curious twist that they would flip for first and second, with O’Dwyer having two hands against Greenwood’s one on a single board runout.

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The board was laid out…

Board: 9♣ 7♥ 4♦ A♥ 10♠

..and then the players turned over their first card(s), O’Dwyer then revealing his second cards…

O’Dwyer 1: 2♦ A♦
O’Dwyer 2: 5♠ 8♠
Greenwood: 8♣

…Greenwood having to beat the paired ace, and luckily enough he had struck gold…

Greenwood: J♥

…the jack of hearts completing his straight and giving him the title and an extra €26k

Final results

1 Sam Greenwood €411,311
2 Steve O'Dwyer €384,969
3 Sam Grafton €216,310
4 Jans Arends €163,220
5 Danny Tang €126,770
6 George Wolff €98,250
7 Matthias Eibinger €77,650
8 Mustafa Jukovic €60,220
9 Joris Ruijs €45,960

 

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