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2019 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller won by Sam Greenwood for $1,775,460

Tags: high stakes, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Sam Greenwood.
Posted on 14 January 2019 by "K".

After three grueling days of high-stakes poker gaming, the 30-year-old Canadian poker pro Sam Greenwood managed to outlast a player field of 61 to win the trophy and a sweet first place cash prize worth $1,775,460.

Since introducing the tournament back in 2011, the annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) hosted the Super High Roller NLHE event with a $100,000 buy-in and this year it attracted a total of 61 entrants, which accumulated a $5,918,220 prize pool. The biggest player field for this particular event was 66 entries back in 2015, so this makes it the second-biggest turnout in PCA history.

This is Greenwood first seven-figure score for the year 2019.

Last year, he had earned three seven-figure wins:

  • $ 1,227,792 - 1st place at the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona's €51,000 NLHE Super High Roller #5
  • $ 1,853,387 - 1st place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo's €100,000 NLHE - EPT Super High Roller #7
  • $ 1,471,968 - 4th place at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju, South Korea's HK$2 million NLHE Super High Roller Series Main Event


Overall, he has six seven-figure cashes so far in his poker career. According to the Hendonmob, his current total live tournament earnings are now $14.6 million and in 3rd place on the Canada All-time Money List, behind only Jonathan Duhamel ($18 million) and Daniel Negreanu ($38.6 million).

The third and final day of the event started with Greenwood fourth in chips with five players left. Greenwood's Aces gobbled up most of the stack of chip leader Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen, and this left him limping and losing shortly after.

Up next on Greenwood's takedown list was British investment manager Talal Shakerchi, defeating him with pocket Queens. Next was Spanish Jesus Cortes' flop only to be defeated by a flop straight.

The final hand saw Sam Greenwood versus 29-year-old Henrik Hecklen, with the former having a 10-1 chip lead.

Final Table Results




Prize (USD)


Sam Greenwood




Henrik Hecklen




Jesus Cortes




Christopher Hunichen

United States



Talal Shakerchi

United Kingdom



Igor Jurganov




Steffen Sontheimer




Stephen Chidwick

United Kingdom





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8 comments on "2019 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller won by Sam Greenwood for $1,775,460"

 CALICUL14/01/2019 16:46:19 GMT
In recent years i have seen many games with a very high buy-in.
What's interesting here is that there are more players who pay 100 k or 300 k for entry in a game.
These people even if they are professional they are a bit crazy.
If i had 100,000 dollars i would have had a lot of fun, but they buy only one entry into a game.
It is true the prizes are great but with this money, you can do a lot of things. Cool
 godoy14/01/2019 17:02:11 GMT
Sam Greenwood one of the greenwood brothers what to say of this fantastic player friu and with competition above the average when I saw the final amessa formed already knew who would be the champion what amazes me was his friesa to win the tournament without commemoration is only a brief touch of the hand The brother who saw the gesture right the most, congratulations.
 doubletop77715/01/2019 08:37:29 GMT
Not a bad way to start the year!!! Many congratulations to Sam Greenwood on winning this event and nearly 2 million dollars. Just looking at the names who entered sends shivers down my spine
 Mober15/01/2019 12:07:52 GMT
What a tournament. 100k USD buy in with 61 entrants.
It had eight paid positions, and thought not too many entrants, it wouldnt
be easy reaching the money.
A high risk investment, by many here.
For some it turned out a good choice Smile
 dule-vu15/01/2019 14:31:14 GMT
when you see prize for first place you think what a great prize,but when you see what was buy in,then you see that isnt such a big prize for this players!ofcourse its great to win it,but when you know how much money this players have on bank accounts,then this is something normal for them!
congratulations to this players!
 godoy15/01/2019 18:02:18 GMT
a guy who is always banging big events always very calm and well concentrated and difficult to understand why and so friu so with an achievement that would be the maxino in the life of any ordinary player more will understand the billionaire world of high games
 Robbo199017/01/2019 02:23:03 GMT
this jesus cortes is having a good tournament, dont know what other cashes he has, but has a 2nd and a 3rd so far in just the 2 events reported here.
 godoy17/01/2019 17:25:17 GMT
one more to the account of the ice man who does not celebrate more victories of this caliber than this strange thing to feel nothing is a brief smile and nothing else if and I would leave jumping screaming rolling on the floor of joy

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