Focus on: Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer is a poker player that is also known under the nickname Fossilman. He was born in 1964 in North Dakota and his best moment in poker was the 1st place at the Main Event in the World Series in 2004.

The first finish with cash at an event from the WSOP was in 2001. Three years later, at the WSOP 2004 he got the first place in the Main Event by defeating Williams David. His prize for this accomplishment was $5 million.

One year later he returned to the World Series and managed to finish on the 25th place at the Main Event, which got him a prize of $304,680. It was a really impressive performance to be able to do that two years in a row, especially since there were over 5,000 poker players in the main event.

In 2005, Fossilman finished on the 3rd place at the British Poker Open, the largest poker event presented live in the UK. His prize was 20,000 pounds.

In 2007, Raymer managed to win a bracelet at the WCOOP, after he won the 6th Event, which was Pot Limit Omaha with a $320 buy-in. His prize was $168,362.

Two years later, he finished 3rd at a World Series No Limit Hold’em table, which had a $40,000 buy-in. His prize for this finish was $774,927.

The total winnings at live tournaments of Greg Raymer in 2011 had reached $6.9 million, out of which $6.48 million came from the finishes in the money he had at events from the World Series.

For a long time he was part of the PokerStars Pro team. He left in the beginning of 2011.

He is in the Poker Players Alliance Directors Board and he has conducted extensive lobbies to make poker into a skill game.