Ashton Griffin of Lake Worth, Fla., is the newest North American Poker Tour champion.
The 21-year-old online poker prodigy won consecutive shootout tables and eliminated six opponents, racking up a $560,000 payday in the NAPT Venetian High Roller Bounty Shootout on Friday (Feb. 26).
The win was Griffin’s largest live tournament result to date. He also finished seventh at LAPT San José in Season 1, earning $28,956.
The $25,000 buy-in invitational featured 49 of the world’s best poker players, including former world champion and Team PokerStars Pro Peter Eastgate, who made the final table, ultimately finishing seventh.
Final results (payouts reflect bounties won as well):
1. Ashton Griffin, $560,000
2. Hoyt Corkins, $100,000
3. Joe Cassidy, $95,000
4. Scott Seiver, $215,000
5. Faraz Jaka, $95,000
6. Brett Richey, $90,000
7. Peter Eastgate, $85,000
For more on this story please pick up a copy of Ante Up’s April issue in a southern poker room near you.
Photo courtesy of NAPT, PokerStars and Joe Giron