The biggest winners at the Caribbean Poker Party


The second edition of the partypoker-sponsored Caribbean Party Poker event proved to be a pure success. The festival took place at the Tropical Meliá Caribe resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from November 19-25. It distributed more than $10 million in prize money to hundreds of players who flocked to the venue to celebrate their favorite game and enter the multitude of tournaments featured on the schedule.

Canada's Sam Greenwood was undoubtedly the festival's biggest winner. The player managed to win the $5,300 buy-in Main Event on Saturday night to collect first place and $1 million. Here it is important to note that the Canadian pro cashed two more tournaments in the Caribbean Poker Party. He finished third in the $10,300 High Roller, earning a $124,100 payout, and then improved to a second-place finish in the $25,500 Super High Roller. The player won $242,750 for second place in the biggest buy-in event held during the festival. Apart from Greenwood, there were several other players who played very well during the event. Here are some of those lucky entrants that also like poker online tournaments, as well as more information about their performance.

Preben Stokkan

Norway's Preben Stokkan won the $10,300 High Roller, which officially opened the Caribbean Poker Festival. The player was awarded the sum of $275,000 for his performance. He won against 103 competitors to finally capture the title and first place prize.

The Norwegian player also cashed in another event at the Caribbean Poker Party the Main Event. He took sixth place in the prestigious event and collected $150,000 for his good performance

Rainer Kempe

One of Germany's most profitable players once again demonstrated excellent performances and skills. The player won in front of 812 participants to finally remain the last player standing in the $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em tournament. Kempe's share of the $1 million guaranteed prize pool totaled $200,000. Kempe currently has over $11 million in live tournament earnings and is the fifth highest paid player in his home country. In 2016, he took home the win in the $300,000 Aria Super High Roller Bowl buy-in for his biggest live cash win of $5 million.

Chris Hunnichen

Hunichen was the winner of the Caribbean Poker Party's biggest buy-in tournament, the $25,500 Super High Roller. The player won over 43 entrants to collect $400,000 in prize money. This was actually Hunichen's biggest cash from a live tournament.

Hunichen finished 20th in the final $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. His share of the prize pool totaled $10,000. This brought the player's live tournament earnings to nearly $2.6 million.

Adrian Mateos

The young Spanish poker star was also among those who landed a spot on the festival's top winners list. The player placed fourth in the $25,500 Super High Roller to add $110,000 to his bankroll A few days later, he won the $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em tournament for a prize of $250,000.

Mateos is known to be Spain's most profitable player. His poker bankroll currently exceeds $11.3 million and consists of cash winnings in some of the most prestigious tournaments in Europe and the world.