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Luke Graham Wins 2013 World Series Of Poker Circuit Harrah's New Orleans

Florida Stockbroker Wins $228,600 For Topping 762-Entry Field


A total of 762-entires were made in the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event, the largest turn out in the event’s nine year history, which built a $1,143,000 prize pool.

From that record field Luke Graham emerged victorious, earning his first WSOP Circuit gold ring, the $228,600 first-place prize and 912 Card Player Player of the Year points. The 42-year-old stockbroker from West Palm Beach had already won a $1,060 no-limit hold’em event and final tabled the WSOPC Palm Beach Kennel Club main event in his native Florida, and as a result of these three scores he has climbed to 32nd place in the overall Player of the Year standings.

“I am ecstatic to win this,” Graham said. “The money means quite a bit to me. It’s going to allow me to do a few things. I’ll definitely use some of it to go out to Las Vegas this summer.”

Graham wins an automatic seat into the $1,000,000 WSOP National Championship, presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof. The third-annual championship will award a gold bracelet when it takes place New Orleans for the first time from May 22 -24.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Luke Graham $228,600 912
2 Joseph Herbert $140,932 760
3 Kasra Khodayarkhani $103,899 608
4 Daniel Weinman $77,438 456
5 Rogen Chhabra $58,487 380
6 Dan Schmiech $44,748 304
7 Tripp Kirk $34,667 228
8 Ben Mintz $27,192 152
9 Pavan Bhatia $21,591 76