When the stakes are highest, Canadians can be found dominating the action. This was proven again with European Poker Tour’s (EPT) Super High Roller in Barcelona last week where one third of the final table was made up of Canadians.
The €50,000 Super High Roller was the highest-priced tournament of the kickoff series for EPT’s 13th season. Players from around the world gathered in the beautiful Spanish city for the illustrious poker tournament festival.
This was an event displaying poker’s top talent. A total of 78 entries with an additional 24 rebuys created a prize pool just shy of €5 million and 13 players proved their worth to collect a payout. When down to the final table of eight players, three Canadians remained.
The first Canuck to face elimination was Daniel Dvoress who made his exit in seventh place for €232,600. Dvoress has really emerged in the last year and a half as a new big name among Canadian talent and is proving himself globally. This high roller prize was his third above $200,000 this year!
Once down to the final three, two Canadians still held chips and had hopes of a win. Timothy Adams ultimately fell in third place, earning himself €597,500, which is the best tournament cash of his career despite previous lifetime tournament winnings of nearly $3.5 million.
That left just one Canadian in the running and it was none other than Sam Greenwood who broke out in 2015 in a big way and has found himself ranked No. 1 in the country according to Global Poker Index several times this year. His tournament life ended in second place which saw him pocket €903,600 for the runner-up finish. This was the largest tournament cash of his career as well.
You can learn more about Sam Greenwood on the PokerNews Canada Podcast where he was a recent feature guest.
The next EPT stop is scheduled for October 18-29, 2016, in Malta. Watch for these same Canadian poker talents and others to make an appearance in that series.