Sam Greenwood calls German players vultures
While the poker world sometimes sees some strong verbal heads-up action, one player recently slammed an entire group for how they conduct themselves at tournaments. Sam Greenwood recently took to Twitter and called out German high roller players for being "vultures" who watch from the sidelines to see who enters a game before deciding to play. The remarks weren’t received well.
Following his win at the Aussie Millions ANTON Jewellery $50,000 Challenge, Greenwood didn’t hide his feelings, saying that the Germans only enter tournaments if bad players join first. He blames them for the low turnout for the $50,000 Challenge, which only saw four players enter. He added that the Germans lack ethics and always show up late, calling them predators and cowards, pointing out that the "most of Team Germany hung around in the tourney room [in Prague] like vultures waiting for worse recs to join the tourney."
As was to be expected, several German players came to defend Team Germany. Koray Aldemir responded, calling Greenwood’s claims laughable. He excused the German presence at Prague by saying that two of the players had difficulty with the buy-in. Steffen Sontheimer was hot on his heels, portraying the Canadian poker pro has a sore loser who carries a grudge for previous bad beats. Greenwood, who has accumulated over $7 million in live poker action, lost in heads-up action to Fedor Holz at the Super High Roller 8-Handed EPT tournament in August of 2016.