Greg Merson, one of the 474 players vying to win one of the biggest prize pools of the year took home $1,136,197 million making way for the least expected thing to happen. After winning the event #57, Merson was all ecstatic about his win and admitted that he was more comfortable while playing cash games than tourneys. This marks the beginning of his career in the poker tournaments and he may end up surprising people once again.
Greg Merson enjoys gambling and his favourite place to play online poker is from the Atlantic City. He is a college dropout from the University of Maryland and with no regrets. According to him, he always knew that he wanted to play poker. To make his parents happy he did his community college for a semester and eventually ended up doing what he liked the most, playing poker! For sometime his life was tough, but he kept on playing online poker to make things better. Winning the event was a big moment for him and he got all emotional when he was asked what he was going to tell his parents. In the spur of the moment he was not even able to call his parents and tell them the big news. He said, “I don’t know. My dad will be here tomorrow.”
Greg Merson is a poker pro and hails from Washington D.C. This win marks his fifth career WSOP cash game and the 24 year old told WSOP.com that winning this event was a really surreal experience for him and that he rarely played in tourneys. He also said that he played online cash games and this was only his 10th event. He was modest enough to accept that he never expected himself to win the $10,000 six handed no limit Hold’em, that too short handed, as it was a tough game. The bracelet he won will always remain special to him as it was his first one.
Veteran pro Keith Lehr was the only one standing between Merson and victory. Only one hand was played before the final result in which Merson had a 2-1 chip lead from the beginning. The board showed 10h-9h-10c Qs-Jh and the river was what gave Merson his final victory.