Sam Greenwood Wins $5,300M Agen Bola Main Event

Sam Greenwood completed in style in the $5,300 Agen Bola Main Event at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. He vanquished Andrey Shatilov in heads-up play to catch the $1,000,000 ahead of all comers prize and top off an arrangement to recall.

Sam Greenwood and Shatilov went into heads-up activity with Shatilov holding the chip lead, however they exchanged chips forward and backward for about three hours. In the last level of the night, the two players were all in and in danger yet figured out how to bend over and the battle proceeded on. Greenwood at long last won the fight when he got take rulers against Shatilov’s {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Shatilov tumbled top match and the two players got the greater part of the cash in the center on the turn, with Greenwood holding to end the epic slug-fest.

What seven days it was for Sam Greenwood, one that some are calling one of the best a long time in poker history. Greenwood began off this week with a third-put complete in the $10,300 High Roller and lined that up with a moment put in the $25,500 Super High Roller. He stashed $366,850 coming into the Main Event and will now add an additional $1,000,000 to his name before he leaves the Dominican Republic.

At the point when gotten some information about the stellar week Greenwood delighted in, he had this to state. “It was quite recently insane, I don’t think I have ever run this great. I won such a significant number of all ins and I’m content with how well I played. In the hot shots, it was to a greater degree a relentless climb yet in the primary, I was all in such huge numbers of times.”

At a certain point on the last table, Greenwood was down to only 2.5 major blinds yet he never excludeed himself. “I was at a point where I was cheerful to step up, however I simply needed to bend over several times.” And bend over he did, directly into heads-up play where he gave all the credit to Shatilov and said the cards assumed a noteworthy part in the result. “There were only a few things he did that gave me a little edge yet he wasn’t committing errors. I won since I was on the correct side of the cards.”

Shatilov has nothing to be embarrassed about with his execution as he will even now bring home $650,000 for his endeavors. He began off the last table by disposing of two or three adversaries and hopping out into an enormous chip lead. He hung on until the point that he got heads-up with Greenwood and the two players slugged it out, each slumping sets and sending chips forward and backward. This will go down as Shatilov’s second biggest payday after a third-put complete in Barcelona in 2016 for $684,876.

The competition pulled in an aggregate of 1,061 passages through the span of three beginning flights, making up a prizepool of $5,145,850. At the point when the payouts were declared, 111 players would profit with a min-money being worth $10,000. On Day 3, the cash bubble was come to and it was Kevin Eyster with his competition life on hold. He was called by Graham Ivany who had him commanded. Shockingly for Eyster, he was not able dug out from a deficit and turned into the air pocket kid.

From that point, ends happened quick and they happened regularly. A portion of the huge names to fall incorporate partypoker Chairman, Mike Sexton (24th place – $34,000), Maria Ho (25th place – $34,000), Ismael Bojang (39th place – $27,500), Steffen Sontheimer (49th place – $22,500), Seth Davies (55th place – $22,500), Joseph Cheong (58th place – $20,000), Alex Foxen (65th place – $17,500), Brandon Cantu (74th place – $15,000), and Martin Jacobson (92nd place – $10,000).

At the point when the last day got in progress, there were only 12 players staying with Greenwood driving the way. The activity got off to a speedy begin with Michael Malm being wiped out on the direct and Ruben Perceval in a matter of seconds tailing him out the entryway. Not long after, partypoker’s Jason Koon got the majority of his cash with take sixes yet was called by Gjelstad’s pocket nines. Koon was wiped out in tenth place which set up the informal last table.

 

Final Table Results

Place Name Country Prize (USD)
1 Sam Greenwood Canada $1,000,000
2 Andrey Shatilov Russia $650,000
3 Jonas Gjelstad Norway $450,000
4 Jiri Horak Czech Republic $315,850
5 Felipe Ramos Brazil $220,000
6 Preben Stokkan Norway $150,000
7 Udo Erlei Germany $100,000
8 Dan Dizenzo United States $70,000

 

Last Table Summary


The last nine players played for more than three hours with chips heading out from stack to stack. In the long run, it was Damian Lomza (ninth place – $50,000) putting his short stack under a magnifying glass with {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and he was called by Shatilov holding {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}. Lomza was disposed of and the last eight players moved to the element table. Dan Dizenzo (eighth place – $70,000) wonderfully remained alive in the wake of running lords into Shatilov’s experts, yet was left on a genuine short stack. He got a flush draw on the flounder and played for the majority of his chips against Ramos’ overpair. He was not able hit and was the primary setback on the last table.

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About two hours after the fact, a whirlwind of bust outs occured starting with Udo Erlei (seventh place – $100,000). He appeared to be fit as a fiddle to bend over with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} against Shatilov’s {k-Spades}{j-Spades}, yet a ruler on the tumble changed everything. Erlei was dispensed with and Shatilov took a huge chip lead. Only two or three hands later, Preben Stokkan (sixth place – $150,000) drove all in with {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and was called by Greenwood’s {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Stokkan tumbled a couple of nines yet Greenwood turned a couple of experts to kill Stokkan in 6th place. Next up was Felipe Ramos (fifth place – $220,000) who drove all in with {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and was called by Horak’s {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. Horak made a flush on the stream and Ramos was the following player to fall.

At the point when four-gave play started, Shatilov and Greenwood were the two best stacks and they kept on applying weight on their adversaries, not giving them any space to move around. It was Jiri Horak (fourth place – $315,850) who got his chips in the center with pro ruler against Shatilov’s above all else jack and Shatilov again out-floundered his adversary by hitting a lord on the slump. Jonas Gjelstad ($450,000) was left on the short stack and moved all in with {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. He was called by Greenwood’s {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and couldn’t discover any assistance on the load up, in this manner leaving the last two players to fight heads-up.

That will wrap up the scope from here at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Keep on following alongside the group as we anticipate presenting to all of you of the updates from our next occasion.

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