Name: Gregory Fossilman Raymer
Location: Raleigh,United States
Total Winnings: $6,727,694
First Place Finishes: 3
WSOP Bracelets: 1
ProRank 1 Position: 1157
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1 Daughter
Started Playing Poker: 1992
Favorite Poker Game: No Limit Texas Hold'em
An inspiration to players worldwide George Raymer is appreciated and respected by his fellow professional poker world.
Born in Minot, North Dakota, Raymer graduated Faculty of Law at the University of Minnesota. He worked as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property for over 10 years and now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina together with his wife Cheryl and their daughter Sophie. He started to play poker at Foxwoods Resort Casino while it was still a lawyer in the 90s. In 2001he won the tournament of Seven Card Stud and in 2004 he succeeded in enshrining what brought poker to win the main event of World Series of Poker. In 2005, the previous year showed that victory was not pure chance,being classified 25 th possition in the Main Event of WSOP attended by not less than 5619 players. Also in 2005 he managed to ranked 3 British Poker Open tournaments and in March 2006 won 2nd place at $ 1,000,000 Guaranteed tournament, organized by PokerStars. Currently part of the PokerStars team with the champions of WSOP 2003 and 2005, respectively Chris Moneymaker and Joe Hachem.
Among his hobbies include collecting fossils (hence the nickname of Fossilman) and golf, but mostly likes to spend free time with his wife and daughter. consistent player with an impressive reputation, Greg Raymer gained very much experience over the years. Raymer says that his style of play was greatly influenced by the book of David Sklansky, "The Theory of Poker"where are the most important concepts in poker. Equally smart and lucky, he knows how to combine aggression and mathematical calculations. Moreover, Raymer is one of the few players who knows how to win with humility and lose with dignity.
Greg Raymer believes that a good poker player must learn to be disciplined and impassive. His tips for poker lovers everywhere are playing just as much as they can afford and read some strategy books before they sit at the table.