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Name: Greg Raymer
DOB: June 25, 1964
Alias: Fossilman
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality: American
Total Winnings (as of Jan '07):
$5,850,000 (live tournament)
Notable accomplishments:
WSOP Highlights:
 Bracelet(s): 1
 Money finishes: 11
 Highest ITM main event finish: Winner, 2004
 *ITM = in the money, To place high enough in a poker tournament to get prize money.
WPT Highlights:
 Titles: None
 Final tables: 0
 Money finishes: 2

Greg Raymer Biography

After grduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992 Raymer eventually moved to Connecticut in 1999 to work as a patent lawer for Pfizer and began playing poker at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. In 2001 Raymer entered the WSOP and finished in the money in the $1,500 Ohmaha hi-lo split 8 or better event.

In 2004 won the 5 million dollar first prize in the $10,000 No Limit texas Hold'em main event at the WSOP. Raymer won the entery fee by winning a online $160 satellite event. In 2005 Raymer finished in 25th place (out of 5,619 players). This finish earned him $304,680.

Raymer participated in the inaugural British Poker Open which was the largest live poker event in the UK's history. Raymer made the final table and finished in an impressive 3rd place earning around 20,000 pounds.

In 2006 Raymer competed in Poker Superstars III but was unfortunately eliminated in the preliminaries.

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Personal life

Raymer was born in Minot, North Dakota. His family moved numerous times during Raymer's childhood, from Minot to Clearwater, Florida and ultimately to St. Louis, Missouri. After Raymer graduated from Parkway High School in St. Louis, he enrolled at the University of Missouri–Rolla, where he majored in chemistry and became a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992 and practiced as a patent attorney for more than a decade. However, he no longer works as a lawyer.


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