Finished 2nd in WSOP event but got $0 out of it!


posted Monday Jun 11th 2012 at 06:02 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Gavin Griffin finished 2nd in WSOP event #8 ($1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo) but doesn't get one dollar out of the $163,625 in prize money.

After finishing 2nd for $163,625 in the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo event Gavin Griffin is sure to get through this year's WSOP with a plus. This he reveals in an interview with 

The 30-year-old American will not get a single dollar out of the 2nd place cash. As most people might know Gavin Griffin has faced big financial problems and because of that the EPT/WSOP/WPT winner is staked at this summer's event. 

"People ask me, ‘How are you playing $8-$16, $15-$30 and $20-$40 games and also playing in big buy-in tournaments?’ Well, it’s the same reason why 95 percent of the poker world is playing in big buy-in tournaments. I, like many others, have been backed for quite a while now, which obviously takes some of the pressure off and helps me to concentrate on my overall game," said Griffin to and continued:

"The unfortunate part of this tournament is that I got zero dollars from it. Tournaments are rough, especially these days. They are way tougher than they used to be. Most of my cashes in the past year or so have been in the smaller buy-in events. Well, cashing is great, but if you only cash in the small events and brick all of the $10k events, then you are going to rack up some make up no matter how well you do. It’s just how it goes. Anyway, I’m pretty confident in my game moving forward and I know it’s just a matter of time before it all comes together."

Read the entire interview on

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