2009 PCA: A Tale of Two Gavins

Team PokerStars Pro Gavin Griffin (US) and Gavin Smith (Canada) are often confused for each other and rightly fully so. Both are professional poker players who share the same first name. Both have won an WPT event and they each have $4.5 million in career tournament earnings.

Right now, the two Gavins are sitting next to each other. The quiet Griffin is to the left of the always jovial Smith. Griffin's stack took a hit early on and he slipped to under 8,000. He's been fighting to keep his tournament life alive.

During one particular hand, Griffin opened for a raise. Action was folded to Gavin Smith in the big blind. He peeked at his cards and unleashed a groan. Smith quickly folded his hand and tossed it towards Griffin's cards. Griffin gathered up Smith's mucked cards and glanced at them.


Gavin Griffin

Griffin pushed all four cards towards the dealer and muttered, "Wasn't even a good Omaha hand."