General Background Information on Same Greenwood
Born on 11th of October, 1988, Greenwood is a Canadian professional poker player with lots of winnings under his belt. Since he stepped into the world of poker, he has earned one World Series of Poker bracelet, and had over 22 money finishes. He is yet to win any World Poker Tour title. The Canadian poker pro from Toronto, Ontario, is a high stakes poker player. His first high roller poker tournament winning was at the $97,000 + 3,000 No Limit Hold’em Super High Roller 8 Handed event during the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament series. He placed 6th at this event and made a winning of $396,920 USD.
He lives in Toronto and his twin brother, Lucas, and older brother, Max; both play professional poker games. In the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Sam took down the $100,000 Super High Roller event and made a big winning of $1,775,460. Before he made this winning, he had already cashed at the inaugural PokerStars Players Championship event where he placed 49th and earned $69,100 for his effort. He also earned $20,980 when he cashed at the $10,300 Main Event at the same PokerStars edition. Over the years, Greenwood has made a mark in tournament circuit with great results across the globe.
Overview of Sam Greenwood Poker Career
Like many poker players in this generation, Greenwood started his poker games at the online platform. He plays under the nickname Str8$$$Homey on PokerStars platform and IfHeDiesHeDies on Full Tilt Poker. He also plays on PartyPoker under the name DeanMalenko, and on 888poker as FlatTopToney. In the course of his online poker career, he has won more than $6 million USD at online poker tournaments. He won almost $3.5 million on PokerStars platmore and more than $1 million on PartyPoker and Full Tilt Poker. His earnings at the online platform have contributed hugely to Sam Greenwood net worth.
In September of 2009, Sam Greenwood won a title during the World Championship of Online Poker, an event that was organized by PokerStars. Few years later, he made his highest earnings at the online platform by winning the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Event #22 at the Spring Championship of Online Poker organized by PokerStars. He won $377,280 cash prize at this event. He started his live tournament journey in the year 2008 when he played in the CAD$10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em event at the Canada 2008 North American Poker Championship in Niagara Falls. He placed 8th at the event and won CAD$87,490, which translates to $77,447 in USD.
He won his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event during the 2015 World Series of Poker edition. He made a winning of $318,977 at this event. In the January of 2019, Same Greenwood made another huge winning when he won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the $100,000 Super High Roller events. He went heads up with Henrik Hecklen and defeated him to win the grand prize of $1,775,460 USD. Sam Greenwood net worth has exceeded the $19 million USD milestone in live poker tournaments. As a matter of fact, he places third among the most successful Canadian professional poker player, taking the third place position right behind Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel.
Early Poker Career of Sam Greenwood
Greenwood started his poker career at the online poker platform. He started with small buy-ins but with time, he increased his buy-ins. It is important to mention that Sam didn’t have it smooth at the initial stage of his online gaming activities. When he started playing, he was making losses than winnings at the online platform. However, he kept at it and continued to develop his skills and strategy. With time, he became a professional poker player and started making big winnings at the online platform.
In the year 2008, Greenwood took his first step into the world of live poker tournaments. He participated in the CAD$10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2008 North American Poker Championship in Niagara Falls. He finished in the 8th position at this event and earned CAD$87,490, which translates to the sum of $77,447 USD at that time. His first World Series of Poker event was at the 41st edition of the WSOP where he played in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. In a field of 3,102 participants, Sam Greenwood finished 105th and made a winning of $2,903.
His next World Series of Poker event was at the $10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em. Sam placed 665th in a field of 7,312 players and earned $21,327 for his effort. At the early stage of his tournament career, he wasn’t making so much but the little he made contributed to Sam Greenwood net worth and his bankroll. In 2012, he participated in the $10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event of the PCA – 2012 in Paradise Island. He placed 15th at this live poker tournament and made a winning of $58,000. Although he was not making such big earnings at live tournaments initially, he kept pushing and participating at different events.
In 2013, Sam Greenwood bought into the €5,000 + 300 Pot Limit Omaha Champs event of the European Poker Tour in Prague. He finished second at the event and won €72,300, which amounts to $99,076 USD. Sam made his first six-figure earnings at the $97,000 + 3,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller 8 Handed event at the PCA – 2015 in Paradise Island. He placed 6th at this event and won $396,920 USD. His earnings at this event contributed significantly to Sam Greenwood net worth.
Sam Greenwood at World Series of Poker
Sam has not participated much in the World Series of Poker events. However, the few he had participated in has remarkably impacted on Sam Greenwood net worth. He also won a WSOP gold bracelet in the process. Let’s look at his major World Series of Poker participations.
In 2010, he participated in his first WSOP event at the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. He finished 105th and earned $2,903. This would be his first ever earnings at the World Series of Poker event. He bought into his second WSOP event the following month at the $10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em. He made a winning of $21,327 at this event.
In 2014, he placed 23rd at the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed Event #32 at the 45th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He won $22,483 at the end of the event. His participation at the 2015 WSOP event led to the winning of his first and only bracelet. He bought into the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event #22 and placed first at the event. Greenwood entered into the event with 1,950 other participants and he defeated the fields. He made it to the final table and finally went heads-up with Cole Jackson, an American professional poker player. Sam won against his opponent and proceeded to win the grand prize of $318,977 and his first and only World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Few days later, he bought into another game and finished 5th. He participated in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed Championship Event #37 of the World Series of Poker 2019. His 5th position earned him the prize of $126,745. He participated in the just concluded 2019 WSOP event and bought into the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Main Event. He finished 45th and won $211,945 USD. Sam Greenwood net worth from his total earnings from his World Series of Poker participation is in excess of $650,000. He made more earnings from his various participations at other live tournaments.
For instance, he played at a couple of events at World Poker Tour. In 2016, he bought into the $4,560 No Limit Hold’em – PartyPoker World Poker Tour Main and placed 30th. He made a winning of $10,000 at this event. He also participated in the €5,700 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – WPT High Roller at the World Poker Tour Amsterdam event. He finished in the first place and made a winning of €125,785, which translates to $155,669 at the time of the event. These earnings also impacted on Sam Greenwood net worth.
Sam Greenwood at European Poker Tour (EPT)
Greenwood’s participation at various European Poker Tour events significantly impacted on his net worth. As a matter of fact his earnings from these events alone made a large percentage of Sam Greenwood net worth.
His first major EPT participation was in 2012 at the $10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event of the Poker Caribbean Adventure at Paradise Island. He placed 15th at this event and he won $58,000 for his winning. The following year, he placed 94th at the $10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event of the European Poker Tour event. He won $21,000 USD at this event. Few months later, he won the second place price of $28,847 in the £1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event at the EPT UKIPT in London. Still in 2013, he made another second place finish at the €5,000 + 300 Pot Limit Omaha Champs event at the EPT in Eureka. His second place earned him $99,076. These winnings helped contribute to Sam Greenwood net worth and his bankroll to a great extent.
As it is generally known, without a good bankroll, there is not much that a professional poker player can do. For Sam, his numerous winnings at various events really backed his bankroll, which makes it easy for him to focus on his games rather than worrying about the management of his bankroll. In 2015, Greenwood made it to Malta where he participated in the eleventh edition of the European Poker Tour in Malta, Portomas. He participated in the €25,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em EPT High Roller event. He finished 7th and made a winning of $108,417 USD. He also placed 4th at the €5,000 + 300 Pot Limit Omaha – 8 Handed Event #43 at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. He made a winning of $28,655 at this event. Few months later, he finished in the 6th place at the €25,000 + 750 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller – 8 Handed at Malta. He won $124,574 at this event. He made another winning in the same October when he participated in €5,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em EPT Main Event. He placed 6th and won $138,421. To crown the year for Sam, he made another big win at the €48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller event in Prague. He finished second and made a winning of $632,905.
The following year was a great year for Sam Greenwood. To start off the year, he earned $49,209 USD for his first place at the €2,000 + 150 No Limit Hold’em Turbo – Six Handed EPT 12 UKIPT in Dublin. Few months later, he placed 7th when he participated in the €98,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. His 7th place position earned him a winning of $351,352.
Sam Greenwood made his first million at a live tournament in August of 2016. He played in the €48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller 8 Handed at the EPT in Barcelona. He finished in the 2nd place and earned $1,023,700 USD. This was the first million win of Sam at a live event. December of the same year, he bought into the €25,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em – 8-Handed Single Day HR II. He finished 1st at this event and he won $240,912.
In the year 2018, Sam made his biggest live earning at a single event at the €100,000 No Limit Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller Event at the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo. He finished first and won €1,520,000, which translate to $1,853,387 USD. This was the best live cash of Sam in the whole of his poker career so far. In 2019, he made another 3rd place at the €100,000 No Limit Hold’em EPT Super High Roller Event #9, with a winning of $815,375. These earnings all added to what Sam Greenwood net worth is today.
Other Poker Tournaments of Sam Greenwood
The earnings of Sam Greenwood from other live tournaments are very significant. In fact, the best of his earnings are from other live events such as the PCA and the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. We’ll look at some of his best winnings at these games.
In 2015, Sam participated in the $97,000 + 3,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller 8 Handed event at the PCA event in Paradise Island. He finished in the 6th place and earned the sum of $396,920. January of the following year, he made another winning of $225,030 when he played in the A$98,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold’em $100,000 Challenge at the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship in Melbourne. He won A$321,440 at the event, which translates to $225,030.
In 2017, he bought into the $10,300 No Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship High Roller Event at the PokerStars Championships Panama. He finished 2nd and won $223,149 USD. His 4th place at the HK$103,000 No Limit Hold’em event $49 at the PokerStars Championships in Macau earned him $66,280 in April of 2017. In the same month of April, Sam played in the €100,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Eight Max Event 15 of PokerStars Championship in Monte Carlo and placed 8th with a winning of $259,606 USD.
In October of 2017, he also placed 5th at the HK$288,000 + 12,000 No Limit Hold’em Single Day High Roller event of the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker in Macau. His 5th position earned him the prize of $196,729. The following month, he bought into $10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Millions High Roller at the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party in Punta Cana. He placed third and won $124,100. Few days later, he placed 2nd at the $25,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em Event #3 Millions Super High Roller at the same event. He won $242,750 at this event.
In the same November of 2017, Sam Greenwood net worth received a big raise when he placed first at the $5,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Event #4 Millions Main Event of PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party. He won a huge $1 million USD at this event. Some days later, he placed 5th and won $172,830 at the €50,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Event #9 of the PokerStars Championship Prague.
Sam Greenwood started the year 2018 on a very good note when he walked away with the sum of $248,720 USD for his 7th place position at the $99,700 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller event of PCA. About a week later, he won another $34,487 for his 3rd place position at the $24,700 + 300 No Limit Hold’em Event #33 at the same PCA. Sam travelled to Australia in the same January to participated in the A$48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em $50,000 Challenge at the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship in Melbourne. He placed first at this event and made a winning of $94,074 USD.
He was at Macau by March to contend for the grand prize at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. He played in the HK$400,000 No Limit hold’em – Super High Roller Event #6. He placed 3rd at this event and he won HK$3,529,000, which amounts to $449,938 USD. Still at the same APPT event in Macau, Greenwood bought into the HK$100,000 No Limit Hold’em – APPT High Roller Event #18. He finished 19th and made a winning of HK$218,000, which translates to $27,781 USD.
He made another huge winning in April of 2018 in Spain when he participated in the €50,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold’em – €50K Super High Roller of PartyPoker Millions Grand Final in Barcelona. He finished in the first place at this event and he won $1,227,792 USD. About ten days later, he was in Netherlands to compete for the grand prize at the €5,700 + 300 No Limit Hold’em WPT High Roller Amsterdam. He placed first at this event and won $155,669 USD.
Sam Greenwood net worth significantly increased again in July of 2018 when he played in the HK$2,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju. He finished in the 4th place and won HK$11,550,000, which amounts to $1,471,968 USD.
The year 2019 was an amazing year for the professional poker player because within the first eight months of the year, he has won about $5 million USD at different events. These earnings contributed to Sam Greenwood net worth to a great extend.
In January of 2019, Sam bought into the $100,000 No Limit Hold’em – PCA Super High Roller Event #18 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in Paradise Island. He finished in the 1st place and made a winning of $1,775,460. This winning was the second largest earnings of Sam in the course of his live poker tournament career. In March of the same year, he placed second at the HK$500,000 Limit Hold’em – 6 – Handed Day 1 Event #3 at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju. His second place earned him HK$8,000,000, which amounts to $1,019,251 at the time.
In May, he was at Montenegro to participate in the HK$250,000 No Limit Hold’em – 8-Handed Turbo Event #1 at Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Montenegro, Budva. He placed 5th at this event and won $128,115 USD. Three days later, he won another $719,873 at the HK$1 Million No Limit Hold’em – Triton Montenegro Main Event. His earnings came from his 5th place position and a winning of HK$5,650,000. Some days later, he also made a big winning at another event in Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, Montenegro. He bought into the HK$750,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em – Ante Only Event #10. He finished 2nd and his winning translates into $1,095,625 USD.
In August, Sam Greenwood net worth significantly grew again at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in London. On the 2nd of August, 2019, Sam bought into the £50,000 No Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed Event #3 and finished 12th. He made a winning of $114,834 at the event. Two days later, he made another huge winning. He participated in the £100,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton London Main Event. He finished 5th and he won $1,097,724 USD. All these earnings contributed largely to Sam Greenwood net worth.
Sam Greenwood Loss of $1.2 Million Pot
Sam Greenwood lost a pot of $1.2 million USD at a single event in 2018. He got into trouble when he decided to raise 54 suited under the gun and in return, he received four callers, which was not what he was expecting. The flop had 76,000, which was amazing for Greenwood who has an open ended straight draw and a low flush draw with it. He went ahead to bet small at less than third of the pot. In response to this, Phua, a player at the table, re-raised his higher flush draw and everyone got out of the game with the exception of Greenwood. Things seemed to be going a little well for the Canadian professional poker player until it all went down at the fourth street. The dealt J gave him and his opponent a flush. Phua bet an additional $125,000 and Greenwood called, in addition to a riverbet on the four-river. His opponent came with a Queen high flush and Sam Greenwood had to part with the $1.2 million pot.
Sam Greenwood Net Worth
With his numerous earnings from live poker tournaments, Sam has earned some great net worth for himself. According to the hendonmob.com, Sam Greenwood net worth from his total live earnings amounts to $19,965,771. This figure is just a few thousands of dollars short of $20 million USD. It is essential to point out that this figure is only from his total live earnings. It doesn’t take into account, his earnings from his online poker gaming activities. As mentioned earlier, he earned about $6 million USD from the online poker platform, which means if added to the above figure, Sam Greenwood net worth will be above $25 million USD.
Greenwood, a citizen of Canada and resident of Toronto, Ontario in Canada is a high profile professional poker player. His best live cash so far in his career is $1,853,387. He places 25th on the All Time Money List. He also places 2nd on the Canada All Time Money List and 26th on All Time Money List Best Rank. On Global Poker Index Ranking, Greenwood occupies the 16th position and on the Popularity Ranking, he occupies the 118th position. No doubt, Sam is one of the top earners in the world of poker and his net worth reflects this.
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