Sam Greenwood and Adrian Mateos Score Big at partypoker Caribbean Poker Party
Sam Greenwood and Adrian Mateos both had profitable trips to the Caribbean this past week as both took down events at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 Millions over the weekend. Mateos took down the Finale of the series while Greenwood won the Main Event for $1 million.
Adrian Mateos Wins Finale for Fourth Title of Year
Spanish pro and high stakes superstar Adrian Mateos took won his fourth title of the year on Sunday when the took down the 2017 Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 MILLIONS Finale. The event drew a solid field of 215 entries and just barely met its $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
The final table in this event was no cakewalk as former November Niner Kenny Hallaert and Anatoly Filatov both also were shooting for the $250,000 top prize. Interestingly enough, it was was down to Mateos, Filatov and Hallaert in the final three.
Hallaert continued to show his prowess at the poker tables with an eventual third place finish, earning $110,000. Heading into heads-up play, Filatov actually held the chip lead but Mateos took the lead in a big pot with pocket aces.
Soon after, Filatov was all in with 6c-5c but it was no good against the Ac-Js of Mateos. Filatov took home $165,000 for second place while Adrian Mateos earned $250,000 for the victory.
With the victory, Mateos now has $11.35 million in live tournament earnings. This is his second six-figure score of the series. He finished 4th in Event #5, the $25,500 Super High Roller for $110,000.
Sam Greenwood Wins Main Event for $1 Million
Sam Greenwood earned his second career seven-figure score on Saturday after winning the $5,300 Millions Main Event for $1 million. Greenwood outlasted a field of 1,061 entries on his way to the victory.
Greenwood came into the final day on Saturday leading the final 12 but with eight players left, he took a massive blow to his stack and was left with just 5 big blinds. Amazingly, he mounted an incredible comeback and climbed his way back up to near the top of the leaderboard.
Heads-up play saw Greenwood face off against Andrey Shatilov. Shatilov held a 628M to 419M chip lead. However, Greenwood woke up with pocket queen at the right time and managed a full double-up to take the chip lead. Shatilov came close to bringing it back to even but was unable to do so.
In the final hand, Shatilov check-shoved with 9c-8c on a board of 8s-6s-4h-3d. Unfortunately for him, Greenwood had pocket kings and insta-called. The kings held and Greenwood took the title and the $1 million top prize.
Greenwood had a helluva week at this event. He finished 3rd in Event #2, the $10,300 High Roller. He then finished runner-up in Event #4, the $25,500 Super High Roller. He’s earned a total of $1.35 million for this series, bumping his total career earnings up to $6.78 million.