After winning a recent poker competition, Sam Greenwood went on social media and shared his feelings about German poker players. The Canadian poker player went onto his Twitter account and held nothing back when he called German poker players cowards and vultures. Greenwood said that the Germans spectated from the sidelines before a game, so they can see who is going to play before they made a decision about participating.
Greenwood’s comments surfaced on social media after he won the Aussie Millions Anton Jewellery $50,000 challenge. The event turned out to be a bore as only four players took part. Greenwood mentioned on Twitter that Germans will participate in tournaments that are occupied by bad players. Furthermore, the extrovert poker player accused the Germans of being unethical never arriving at tournaments on time. Greenwood is considered a formidable opponent as he has garnered more than $7 million from participating in live events.
During the PokerStars Championship High Roller tournament in Prague held during December, Greenwood tweeted, “most of team Germany hung around in the tourney room like vultures waiting for worse recs to join the tourney.”
The Germans’ Response
The Germans were not going to take his comments lying down and decided to retaliate. Koray Aldemir said that Greenwood’s statement was laughable and justified the claims by saying that the German players had issues with buy-ins. Aldemir’s fellow German Steffen Sontheimer was quick to support Aldemir’s statement. Sontheimer called Greenwood a sore loser who held a grudge because he lost to Germany’s Fedor Holz in heads-up action at the Super High Roller 8-Handed EPT tournament in August 2016.
Greenwood is 29 years old and has won a couple of million dollars from tournaments. In 2015, he picked up a WSOP bracelet, making him the first Canadian to do so. In November last year, Greenwood did extremely well at the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party. His overall placing was third at $10,300 Millions High Roller tournament for $124,000. He was in second place at the Super High Roller Tournament just two days later. Greenwood collected $242,750 for his efforts.