Greg Raymer's Vital Stats:
Greg Raymer was born in Lansing, Michigan in June of 1964. In 2004, he won the main event of the World Series of Poker, winning 5 million dollars, the most ever won in a tournament at that time. He lives in Stonnington, Connecticut with his wife, Cheryl, and their daughter.
Greg Raymer's Poker Nickname:
"Fossilman" for the fossils he collects and keeps with him at the table.
Greg Raymers Beginnings:
Greg Raymer really got into poker when he moved to Connecticut in 1999 and was close to Foxwoods Resorts and its poker room.
Greg Raymer's Favorite Poker Game:
No Limit Texas Hold'em
Greg Raymer at Tournaments:
Greg Raymer won his entry to the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event through an online satellite at Pokerstars.com, making him the second WSOP winner in a row that came from satellites at Poker Stars. He paid $160 to enter the satellite that would lead him to the 5 million dollar prize.
Unlike his predecessor, Chris Moneymaker, however, Raymer had played in brick-and-mortar tournaments before and had won a seven-card stud tournament in 2001.
Greg Raymer on How to Win the World Series of Poker::
"I think the way to win the WSOP is the same for any tournament, and any poker game. You study hard to improve your game, and play each game for itself."
--from Bluff Magazine interview
Greg Raymer Trivia:
- Before winning the World Series, Raymer was a patent attorney.
- Raymer bought his trademark lizard-eye 3-D hologram sunglasses at Disneyworld while on a family vacation.
- Raymer made a remarkable showing at the 2005 WSOP, outlasting 99% of the field and finishing in 25th place.