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Gavin Griffin
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Gavin Griffin at the 2007 World Series of Poker
Hometown Shorewood, Illinois
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finishes 11[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Titles 1
Final tables 1
Money finishes 2
European Poker Tour
Titles 1
Final tables 1
Money finishes 1

Gavin Griffin (born August 28 1981 in Darien, Illinois) is an American professional poker player. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Starting as a internet poker player he successfully made the transition to live poker, and broke Allen Cunningham's record as the youngest person ever to win a World Series of Poker title [2] in 2004, winning a $3,000 Pot Limit Texas hold'em event. Griffin lost that record the following World Series to Eric Froehlich. In 2007 he won the Grand Final of the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo, after qualifying via a $240 online satellite tournament on [3]. His victory paid him €1,825,010 ($2,434,061) which pushed him to the top of the all-time European Poker Tour winnings list.

Other achievements include finishing 3rd in a World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Harrah's Rincon in San Diego and finishing 7th at the 2007 World Series of Poker Pot Limit Hold'em Championship at the Rio in Las Vegas.

In 2008 Griffin won the Borgata Winter Open, his first World Poker Tour title. With the win, he is the only player to have won a WSOP bracelet, an EPT event, and a WPT event.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,500,000.[4]

Griffin has been active in raising awareness of breast cancer. He won the EPT Monte Carlo with pink hair for this cause. Griffin also walked in the September 2007 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Long Beach, California with teammate and girlfriend Kristen Roberts. He credits much of his success to the support of his friends, family and girlfriend.

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2004 $3,000 Pot Limit Hold'em $270,420


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