Sam Greenwood capped off a stellar week in Punta Cana by winning the $5,300 MILLIONS Main Event for a cool $1 million. Greenwood had already finished third in the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller and was the runner-up in the $25,500 Super High Roller so was already $366,850 to the good coming into the Main Event.
The Canadian poker pro started the final day with good chip lead, but dropped down to just few big blinds at one point on the final table. Dan Dizenzo was the first player to be eliminated from the official final table and he was followed to the rail by Udo Erlei, MILLIONS High Roller winner Preben Stokkan, and Brazil’s Felipe Ramos.
Shortly after the start of the 35th level, Jiri Horak’s lost to the in the hand of Shatilov and heads-up was set when Gjelstad shoved 15 big blinds with and Greenwood called with the dominating . Neither player improved by the river, Greenwood’s jack-kicker came into play and Gjelstad bust in third-place.
After almost three hours of heads-up play, Greenwood emerged victorious. With the blinds at 6,000,000/12,000,000, Greenwood raised to 24,000,000 and Shatliov called. A flop reading saw Shatilov check-called a 20,000,000 continuation bet. The turn was the and Shatilov checked. Greenwood bet 100,000,000 and snap-called when Shatilov check-raised all-in for 362,000,000.
Greenwood showed and Shatilov the . The complete the board, eliminated Shatilov and crowned Greenwood as the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event champion.
|4||Jiri Horak||Czech Republic||$315,850|
|8||Dan Dizenzo||United States||$70,000|