Monday November 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Sam Greewood banked $1 million in Punta Cana after he took down the Millions Main Event at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. Greenwood outlasted a field of 1,061 runners to win the Main Event, which had over $5.1 million in prize money and a guaranteed first-place payout of $1 million. Also at the final table were... Felipe Ramos, Jiri Horak, Jonas Gjelstad, and Andrey Sharilov.

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(Pic courtesy of partypoker Live)

The swanky Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic hosted the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival. The partypoker Live tour was in full swing in the Caribbean the last week or so. Last week, Preben Stokkan took down the $10K High Roller for a $275K score and Chris Hunichen shipped the $25K Super High Roller for a $400K score. And for the Main Event championship, Canadian pro Sam Greenwood stepped into the winner's circle. Greenwood final tabled both high roller events, but could only muster up a runner-up and third-place score. He won nearly $367K for the High Roller events, plus an additional cool one million for the Main Event. Yup, Greenwood had a nice end to the month of November with over $1.3M in cashes at the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival.

The Main Event attracted 1,061 runners. Only the top 111 places paid out. Maria Ho, fresh off her final table at the WSOP Europe Main Event, finished in 25th place. Ambassador Mike Sexton also went on a deep run, but he busted in 24th place.

Among the notables who went deep and cashed included... Seth Davies, Joe Cheong, Alex Foxen, Steffen Sontheimer, Brandon Cantu, and Martin Jacobson.

American Dan Dizenzo busted first at the final table, but he had a decent Thanksgiving weekend with a $70K score. Germany's Udo Erleni got picked off in seventh place, for a $100K score. A pair of Norwegian players were at the final table. Preben Stokkan, who won the High Roller, made another final table... but his epic run ended in sixth place. The other Norwegian, Jonas Gjelstad, busted in third place.

Felipe Ramos, the well-known pro from Brazil with a massive social media following, busted in fifth place. Ramos walked away with $220K. Jiri Horak repped the Czech Republic with a fourth-place finish.

After Gjelstad busted in third place, a heads-up battle ensued between Andrey Shatilov from Russia and Sam Greenwood. The Russian held the lead heads-up, but Greenwood rallied from behind to win the title.

Andrey Shatilov earned a runner-up payday worth $650K, while Sam Greenwood took down the cool million. Yup, ship it to Canada!

Greenwood now has $6.7M in live tournament earnings. Balla, eh? This score is his second-highest in his career. He previously won over $1.1M for runner-up finish at a Super High Roller in Barcelona last year. Overall, Greenwood has two seven-figure scores and 15 additional scores of at least six-figures.

Greenwood moved into seventh overall in the Top Canadian money winners. Greenwood passed Gavin Smith and Mike Leah with his big score in the Caribbean. If you are not familiar with Cannuck pros, Daniel Negreanu banked over $34 million USD in his fairy tale career. Number two is former WSOP Main Event Champ Jonathan Duhamel with $17.8M. Timex ($13.2M), Sorrel Mizzi ($11.9M), and SirWatts ($10.9M) round out the Top 5. Meanwhile, Timothy Adams is sixth overall with a shade over $7 million. Quick note... all these amounts are in USD.

2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival

Buy-in: $5,300

Entrants: 1,061

Prize Pool: $5.1 million

Payouts: 111

 

Final Table Results:

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

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