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This Week's Big Winner: Griffin Paul Wins World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

A Hand-By-Hand Breakdown Of Paul’s Huge Score

by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 19, 2015


Heading into the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, 22-year-old Griffin Paul had just $69,616 in lifetime live tournament earnings. The Calabasas, California native had previously made a deep run in the 2014 WSOP main event and most recently cashed in the 2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event. But despite his limited experience, Paul had no problem navigating a massive field of 1,476 players in Hollywood, Florida, picking up his first major live tournament victory and the $1 million payday. Here’s a look at the five biggest hands that propelled Paul to victory. The Tournament: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Buy-In: $3,500 • No. of Entries: 1,476 • Prize Pool: $5 million • 1st Place Prize: $1 million The Action With just 11 players remaining in the tournament, Ely Levy, who was one of the bigger stacks remaining, limped from under the gun. Griffin Paul ...

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