Sam Grafton

Sam Grafton
GPI rank: 114
Total Live Earnings: $12,679,949
Nationality:
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Last Seen in: PokerStars WCOOP 2022
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Sam Grafton is a British professional poker player and PokerStars Ambassador.

Grafton has over $12 million in live tournament earnings, with his biggest cash coming in the $200K Coin Rivet Invitational for $5.5 Million

He previously finished as the runner-up in the €100,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller to Sergi Reixach for €1,303,950.

The Brit and also has tournament wins at the 2021 EPT Prague, as well as on the GUKPT, Aussie Millions, Australian Poker Tour and PokerStars Festival.


Sam Grafton: The Five And a Half Million Dollar Man


World Series of Poker

Grafton has amassed $777,214 in winnings across 28 cashes under the WSOP umbrella. His most notable WSOP cashes have all come in Las Vegas.

His best score came at the 2021 WSOP, where finished in seventh place in Event #87: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em for $263,227.

He has recorded two other six-figure scores at series, both coming in 2019. In Event #5: Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em he finished in 11th place for $101,604. Grafton then notched a $171,936 payday in Event #83: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller.


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European Poker Tour and Other Achievements

Grafton kicked off the 2021 EPT Prague in style, taking down the €10,200 NLHE Bounty High Roller. He beat online legend Niklas Astedt in heads-up play to claim the €80,360 up top as well as several €5,000 bounties.

A second high roller Spadie Trophy nearly went home with Grafton days later, but he was denied by Rodrigo Selouan in the €25,000 Single-Day High Roller IV event. Nevertheless, the runners-up prize of €220,050 made EPT Prague an event to remember for one of poker's most jovial characters.

He won his first major poker title in 2021, taking down the GUKPT London Grand Final for £102,700 ($163,953).

He would then have to wait five years for his next marquee win, Grafton found success in Event #22 A$5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Max at the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Six months later he won the 2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event for €117,707.


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Sam Grafton's Top Five Results

DateEventPlacePrize
September 2022$200,000 Coin Rivet Invitational1st$5,500,000
August 2019€100,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller2nd€1,303,950
May 2022€100,000 Triton Main Event5th€716,000
October 2018£5,300 Million UK Main Event5th£205,850
November 2021WSOP $100,000 No Limit Hold'em7th$263,227

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
PokerStars WCOOP 2022
WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 NLHE [World Championship of NLHE / Main Event], $7M Gtd
64th $25,102
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller
314th €3,340
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
35th $40,648
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
7th €85,280
2022 UKIPT London
£1,100 Main Event
63rd £1,938
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller IV
2nd €220,050
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em
1st €80,360
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
7th $263,227
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
16th $33,042
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em
68th $5,459
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
85th $5,294
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
21st $41,493
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
49th $9,000
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship, $3m GTD
9th $40,144
2020 Aussie Millions
A$100,000 Challenge
6th 370,440 AUD
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller II
3rd €216,310
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€2,200 EPT National High Roller
16th €15,140
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em
36th €1,418
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€100,000 EPT Super High Roller
2nd €1,303,950
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe
Main Event
5th €220,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #83: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
13th $171,936
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
20th $35,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
11th $101,604
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
CA$10,300 Main Event
33rd 25,000 CAD
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€5,300 EPT Main Event
123rd €8,800
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
127th $17,620
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
176th $25,450
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,300 EPT High Roller
38th €17,330
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK
Main Event
5th £205,850
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
11th €75,100
2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest
Main Event
1st €117,707
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
29th $10,893
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY
255th $1,414
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
35th $18,386
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
32nd $13,159
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
106th $4,789
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed
69th $2,259
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
150th $2,496
2017 Aussie Millions
$10,000 Main Event
60th 20,000 AUD
2016 888Live Poker Festival London
£880 Main Event
4th £16,830
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
30th €26,550
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague
€5,300 Main Event
12th €53,800
2013 PokerStars.com UKIPT Isle of Man
Main Event
43rd £2,375
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
66th $5,033
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
62nd $4,800
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
59th $6,455
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
106th $2,302
2013 PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville
Main Event
24th €23,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
103rd $3,729
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
62nd $4,720
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
28th $18,427
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
14th $25,769

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