Gavin Griffin Makes Poker History
WPT, EPT, WSOP Belts United

by , Jan 31, 2008 | 9:17 pm

Gavin & Kristen

Gavin & Kristen

In Atlantic City, New Jersey, tonight, Gavin Griffin won the WPT Borgata Poker Classic, making him the first player to win a WPT title, EPT title, and WSOP bracelet.

The final table set out to be a good one with names like Lee Watkinson, David Tran, Noah Schwartz, and Griffin. When it was all said and done, Griffin won a tough heads-up battle against Tran (the final hand detailed here by WPT Live Updates) to win the title, along with the $1,401,109 prize, a Tag Heuer watch, and a customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Griffin won his first major title in 2004 by capturing a WSOP bracelet in the $3000 Pot Limit Hold’em event, then took the poker world by storm with the 2007 EPT Grand Final win at Monte Carlo less than a year ago. Tonight, he took his first WPT title and solidified his place in the game’s history.

On a personal note, I had the pleasure of meeting Gavin and his girlfriend Kristen several months ago in L.A., and I had drinks with Kristen just a few days ago in Las Vegas. They are both incredibly kind, charitable, and fun people. And today is Kristen’s birthday – I can confirm that a major celebration of many sorts is going on at the Borgata tonight.

Congrats, Gavin!


2 Comments to “Gavin Griffin Makes Poker History
WPT, EPT, WSOP Belts United


  1. Dan M
    says:

    Hey, you know he’s a Dallas boy. And now that he’s won the triple-crown/triple-grand-slam/whatever-this-feat-should-be-called … he’s been a favorite of Texans all along. Wooot!


  2. Marvin C
    says:

    Gavin used to be our dealer in a low stakes game in Arlington. He is one of the genuine nice guys. By the way, Raj who won in Tunica a couple of years ago was one of the players.