Sam Greenwood can do no wrong at present. He’s now won four high roller titles this year, and three in three different countries in the space of just twenty days. After a long day on Saturday he has just made his second seven-figure score this month and his biggest ever payday after taking down EPT Monte Carlo €100k Super High Roller for €1.52m ($1.85m).
Today’s final table of six was about as tough a table as you’re likely to see at any tournament in the world which included two former winners of this very event in Ole Schemion and Justin Bonomo, with Schemion making his third straight final table in the €100k. Alongside Greenwood and the two former winners also stood the peerless Ike Haxton, German phenom Christoph “Tight-Man1” Vogelsang, and Iranian high roller Ali Fatehi whose biggest ever win of $937k came two years ago in this event when he finished third to eventual winner Ole Schemion.
The first casualty of the day was Haxton who got it all in with a combo draw to Vogelsang’s overpair of Jacks. Haxton didn’t improve and left in 6th, winning €313,000. It was just about worth it for Haxton who had re-entered the tournament twice, so ended up with just a €13k profit.
Five handed play lasted for a full four hours before the bodies started to tumble. Out in fifth was one of 2018’s biggest live tourney winners, Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo who was unlucky to find his flopped two pairs of 3’s and 2’s outflopped by Ali Reza Fatehi’s higher two pairs of 6’s and 2’s. Bonomo reluctantly left in 5th for a €401,000, pushing his 2018 live tourney winnings up to almost $7.8m making him the biggest winner so far this year.
Schemion was next out after an ill-timed shove. Hoping to collect the blinds and Sam Greenwood’s button raise, Schemion jammed with 6♠7♠ only for Greenwood to snap him off with T♣T♠. There was to be no miracle for the German pro and he left in 4th for €513,000.
Iranian player Ali Reza Fatehi may only class himself as a recreational player but he played impeccable poker all day and it took a big dose of bad luck to see the back of him. Having flopped the nut-straight Fatehi thought he was onto a winner. When Vogelsang turned a straight flush, however, Fatehi was drawing dead and his turn jam was immediately called, leaving the Iranian player with enough chips to last just two more hands before succumbing in third for a nice €669,920 ($816,856) payday.
Greenwood started heads-up play with 7.61 million to Vogelsang’s 3.89 million but the lead changed hands a few times during heads-up play with Vogelsang coming within one card of victory at one point when his A♦6♥ led Greenwood’s K♥7♠ right up until the K♣ river. It turned out to be another Ax vs Kx hand which saw the demise of Vogelsang as he got his remaining stack all-in with A♥5♥ to Greenwood’s K♠J♣ only for a jack to fall on both the flop and river to end Vogelsang’s assault on the title. He still picked up a huge €1,046,000 ($1,275,423) for his runner-up finish, while Greenwood earned a career high €1,520,000 ($1,853,387) and his third high roller title of the month after victories in Barcelona and Amsterdam
Final Table Results: EPT Monte Carlo €100k Super High Roller
|3||Ali Reza Fatehi||Iran||€669,920|