Triple Crown (Poker)

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In poker the term Triple Crown is used for winning a poker title on the three major poker tours:[1] The World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Poker Tour (WPT) and up to 2016 the European Poker Tour (EPT). Since the EPT has been discontinued and rebranded as the PokerStars Championship, those wins are considered part of the crown.[2]

So far, only eight players have completed the feat: Gavin Griffin,[3][4] Roland De Wolfe,[5] Jake Cody,[6] Bertrand Grospellier[7], Davidi Kitai[8], Mohsin Charania[9], Harrison Gimbel[10] and Niall Farrell[11]. In 2008, Griffin won his first World Poker Tour title, becoming the first to complete the feat.

On January 25, 2010, Cody won the EPT Deauville. He followed that up on September 4, 2010, Cody won the WPT London Poker Classic, and then, he completed the crown on June 4, 2011. It took him 1 year, 4 months, 11 days, which is the quickest of the seven.[12]

No Player WSOP bracelet WPT title EPT title Time span
1 Gavin Griffin 2004 2008 2007 3 years, 8 months, 17 days [13]
2 Roland De Wolfe 2009 2005 2006 3 years, 10 months, 17 days [14]
3 Jake Cody 2011 2010 2010 1 year, 4 months, 11 days
4 Bertrand Grospellier 2011 2008 2008 3 years, 5 months, 5 days [15]
5 Davidi Kitai 2008 2011 2012 3 years, 10 months [16]
6 Mohsin Charania 2017 2013 2012 5 years, 2 months[17]
7 Harrison Gimbel 2017 2016 2010 7 years, 6 months
8 Niall Farrell 2017 2016 2015 2 years, 1 month

Kitai's WPT title was won in a 482 player invitational tournament.

Players one win away[edit]

Player WSOP title WPT title EPT/PSC title
Roberto Romanello X X
Andrey Pateychuk X X
Moritz Kranich X X
Mike Watson X X
Ram Vaswani X X
Jason Mercier X X
Adrián Mateos X X
Rob Hollink X X
John Juanda X X
Sebastian Ruthenberg X X
Carter Phillips X X
Maxim Lykov X X
Kevin MacPhee X X
Michael Tureniec X X
Liv Boeree X X
Ognyan Dimov X X
Eugene Katchalov X X
Daniel Alaei X X
David Benyamine X X
Doyle Brunson X X
James Calderaro X X
Brandon Cantu X X
David Chiu X X
Scott Clements X X
Hoyt Corkins X X
Paul Darden X X
Freddy Deeb X X
James Dempsey X X
Bill Edler X X
Antonio Esfandiari X X
Dietrich Fast X X
Layne Flack X X
Ted Forrest X X
Andy Frankenberger X X
Prahlad Friedman X X
John Gale X X
Michael Gracz X X
Barry Greenstein X X
Joe Hachem X X
Gus Hansen X X
Dan Harrington X X
John Hennigan X X
Phil Ivey X X
Theo Jørgensen X X
Mel Judah X X
Phil Laak X X
Tuan Le X X
Howard Lederer X X
Erick Lindgren X X
Michael Mizrachi X X
Carlos Mortensen X X
Daniel Negreanu X X
Scotty Nguyen X X
Dominik Nitsche X X
Rocco Palumbo X X
John Phan X X
Ryan Riess X X
Ron Rose X X
Nick Schulman X X
Erik Seidel X X
Scott Seiver X X
Gavin Smith X X
Keven Stammen X X
Ryan Tosoc X X
JC Tran X X
Dave Ulliott X X
David Williams X X

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