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
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.
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.
Sam Grafton's Top Five Results
|September 2022||$200,000 Coin Rivet Invitational||1st||$5,500,000|
|August 2019||€100,000 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller||2nd||€1,303,950|
|May 2022||€100,000 Triton Main Event||5th||€716,000|
|October 2018||£5,300 Million UK Main Event||5th||£205,850|
|November 2021||WSOP $100,000 No Limit Hold'em||7th||$263,227|