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Klint Griffin Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event

Tennessee Resident Bests 395 Entries In $1,700 Buy-In Event To Earn $127,307 and His First Gold Ring


Klint Griffin is the newest World Series of Poker Circuit main event champion. The Franklin, Tennessee resident overcame a 395-entry field in the WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event to earn $127,307 and his first gold ring.

This was by far the largest tournament score yet for Griffin, blowing away the $3,381 he secured for a cash in the WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee main event last August.

In addition to the hardware and the money, Griffin also earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion.

The top 58 finishers made the money in this event, earning a share of the $588,425 total prize pool. Notables that ran deep included six-time ring winner Preston McEwen (44th), bracelet winner Denise Pratt (33rd), and 15-time WSOPC ring winner Daniel Lowery (23rd).

The final day began with just six players still in contention, with Lucian Camargo in the lead and Griffin in the middle of the pack. Griffin survived to the final four and then won a key preflop race with A-K suited besting pocket sevens to eliminate Trace Henderson (4th – $40,272).

Griffin then picked up pocket fives against the pocket fours of Billy Dickerson and held to take a sizable lead into heads-up play. Dickerson earned $55,792 as the third-place finisher.

The final hand saw Camargo three-bet shove from the big blind with 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit. Griffin called the shove with AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit and the board ran out JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit2Heart SuitASpade Suit7Spade Suit to give Griffin aces up and the win. Camargo was awarded $78,678 as the runner-up.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Klint Griffin $127,307 600
2 Lucian Camargo $76,678 500
3 Billy Dickerson $55,792 400
4 Trace Henderson $40,272 300
5 Phuong Nguyen $29,600 250
6 Drew Dunaway $22,160 200
7 Daniel Kusnerak $16,904 150
8 Thomas Tackett $13,144 100
9 Eric Sutton $10,421 50

Photo provided by WSOP.