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I Won!

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Oct 25, 2017


Well, that feels like a long time coming. I just won my first live tournament since February of 2008. It was a small field and a smallish buy-in, the $570 pot-limit Big O tournament at the Commerce Poker Series in September. There were 33 runners and a first-place prize of $8,200. Details out of the way, let me tell you that this is not a brag post. Far from it. Going nine years without winning a tournament is a tough go, even for someone who only plays 20-30 tournaments in most years. I would have, of course, been happier with a second- or third-place finish in the other tournament I played that day, the $1,100 buy-in main event as they would have gotten me much closer to clearing my make up. The win was somehow worth more than money to me though, because I’m not sure I would have taken ...

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