Sam Greenwood was the best of three Greenwood brothers in the PCA Main Event, but unfortunately enough he was knocked out early on Day 4. Sam and Max both entered the High Roller event and right after sitting down the former was confronted with Antonio Esfandiari's ever-lasting gambling spirit.
"You wanna play Lodden thinks?" Esfandiari said to Greenwood who did not respond right away.
"I mean," Esfandiari continued, "We got the real Johnny Lodden here!"
"I'm sorry, I just busted the Main Event and I kind of just want to put on headphones and not speak to anyone," Greenwood said.
The Canadian pro explained the hand in which he busted and the other players at the table felt bad for their opponent.
"The strength of his hand was so disguised that he even had to look back at his cards when I moved all in," Greenwood said.
"When three seconds went by before he called I thought, 'Well he doesn't have aces or queens so I'm good.'"
Greenwood's hand, as described in the link above, turned out differently as his opponent had made a straight on the river. At the end of this conversation Greenwood looked down at his cards and decided to raise it up to 525 from the cutoff.
Jennifer Tilly, on the button, and both blinds, Noah Schwartz and Jeremy Ausmus, made the call from the blinds. The flop brought out and both blinds checked to Greenwood who bet 1,400. Both Tilly and Schwartz folded right away and Ausmus made the call.
On the turn the popped up and Ausmus check-called another 3,400. The river completed the board with the and Ausmus checked a third time. Greenwood bet 8,000 this time and Ausmus called after about 10 seconds. Greenwood turned over but that was no good against Ausmus' for a flopped straight.
On top of Greenwood's Main Event misery he's now also off to a rocky start in the High Roller tournament.