The October Nine - Greg Merson

25 July 2012

Greg Merson reaches the final table of the WSOP 2012 Main Event with the third biggest stack. Being an October-Niner is already a victory for his 2012 WSOP participation, an edition that he will never forget since besides the final table, he also got 2 cashes and his first bracelet. Merson is a short-handed specialist, what can work very well for him in the final table. His two cashes in this year WSOP he got them from short-handed tournaments. The first one, 16.850$, he did it on Event 23, a No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed tournament; and the second, of 70.280$, in Event 28, a No-Limit Hold'em Four-Handed. And his bracelet was also won in a short-handed tournament, he won Event 57, $10.000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed, taking home a 1.136.197$ in cash.

Merson also cashed in WSOP 2009, where he got a 21.365$ in the Main Event, and in 2011 cashed another 8.809$ in another six-handed Event making a total of 1.253.501$ in WSOP events during his pro career.

Of all the October-nine, Greg Merson is the one that had to work hard in the tournament to reach the final table. When there were still 150 players in the event, Merson lost a hand against Fabrizio Gonzales where he was left with a 2 BB stack. The American Pro didn’t quit and managed to stay in the tournament. He kept his cool, picked the best spots possible, and managed to build up a great stack to fight for the bracelet on the Final Table. A chip and a chair, true story…

Merson was news all-over the poker media regarding this amazing comeback, where he reminded the amazing achievement of Jack Strauss in the Main Event of 1982 WSOP where he won the tournament after being left with a 1 chip stack. Maybe with Merson we will revive that story in 2012.

Greg Merson was born in Washington D. C. 24 years ago. He got a bachelor in Laurel Institute (Maryland). However he started to dedicate more and more time to poker and less time going to school and finally decided to exclusively play poker. He lives in Toronto (Canada), to be able to keep playing online poker. Until now, Merson consider himself a online pro. Lets see if his live results will change his mind…

 Greg Merson:

Nickname - gregy20723
Country - USA
Age - 24
Stack - 28.725.000 (96 bb)
Seat - 5

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