With a $1,500 Limit Hold’em win last year, this makes Graham’s second WSOP bracelet and biggest payday by far. For the win, he banks $679,379.
When the money bubble broke in this event, a ton of big name pros remained. However, most of them (Erick Lindgren, Nenad Medic, David Williams who vlogs about it below, Noah Schwartz, Howard Lederer, Chau Giang) did not make the final table. The two that did, Barry Greenstein and Josh Arieh, bowed out in ninth and seventh place, respectively.
Eventually, Graham went heads-up against Event #2 ($40,000 NLH) winner Vitaly Lunkin. While Lunkin just missed out on his third bracelet in two years, he banked $419,832 for second place, pushing his 2009 WSOP earnings well over $2M.
Get a full tourney recap here.