EPT Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €10,000
Prize Pool €6,626,400
Players 706

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Marc Karam Eliminated in 2nd Place, Gavin Griffin Wins 2007 EPT Championships

Gavin Griffin - 2007 EPT Grand Finale Champion
Gavin Griffin - 2007 EPT Grand Finale Champion
Hand 192: On the 92nd hand of heads-up play, Gavin Griffin (USA) raised 125K pre-flop and Marc Karam raised to 400K. Griffin called. The flop was {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Karam bet 500K and Griffin raised to 2M. Karam moved all in and before Griffin called he muttered, "I think you have the best hand." Karam flipped over his hand and said, "S--t! I just have a pair of fours." He tabled {7-Spades}{4-Spades} while Griffin flipped over {K-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for an open ended straight draw along with two over cards. Griffin had Karam covered by just 510K as the dealer counted out all their chips. The turn was {3-Hearts} and the river was {K-Hearts} which sealed the victory for Griffin.

You can view Gavin Griffin's winning hand in our Feature Hands section.

Marc Karam won €1,061,820 for second place, while Gavin Griffin picked up €1,825,010 for first place. For the second year in a row (Jeff Williams won last year), an American won the EPT Championships.

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Karam Gets His Chips Back

Hand 158: Griffin rasied 125K and Karam called. The flop was {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Karam checked. Griffin bet 225K and Karam smooth called. he turn was {9-Clubs} and both players checked. The river was {10-Hearts} and Karam bet 800K and Griffin eventually called. Karam flipped over {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a full house while Griffin mucked. Karam picked up a 2.5M pot as he pulled within even.

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Gavin Griffin Wins 3M Pot

Hand 150: Gavin Griffin raised 125K preflop and Marc Karam called. The flop was {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Karam checked. Griffin bet 195K and Karam called. The turn was {A-Hearts}. Karam check-called Griffin's 460K bet. The river was {8-Hearts} and Karam checked. Griffin bet 800K and after some deliberation, Karam called. Griffin showed {J-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Karam mucked. Griffin flopped trips and scooped a 3M plus pot. He appears to have taken over the momentum on the 50th hand of heads up play.

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Marc Karam Scoops 2.4 Million Pot

Hand 132: Marc Karam raised 150K pre-flop and Gavin Griffin called. The flop was {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Karam bet 300K. Griffin raised to 700K. Karam pulled out a couple of stacks and pushed out a 1.7M bet or a raise of 1M. Griffin quickly mucked. Karam increased his lead to 1M.

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