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Who is Greg Raymer?

Greg Raymer is the 2004 World Series of Poker Champion. Like Chris Moneymaker, he won his entry into the WSOP on Pokerstars.com. However, unlike the aforementioned Mr. Moneymaker, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer was not a complete unknown or strictly an internet player. He was well known as being a solid player, and an all around nice guy before winning the WSOP, and has maintained that reputation regardless his successes.

Raymer picked up the nickname “fossilman” due to his hobby of collecting fossils, and using one as a card protector at the table. He is also well known for wearing his trademark holographic sunglasses.

After winning the 2004 WSOP, he nearly went on to do the impossible at the 2005 World Series of Poker. Despite a field of 5,619 participants, he was able to hang on to finish 25th and in the money. This is an incredible achievement considering the number of participants, and the fact that he won it the previous year. Raymer ended up going out when his KK was run down by Aaron Kanter’s QJs.

Who is Greg Raymer?

Greg Raymer can be found playing on PokerStars.com.

Website: www.FossilManPoker.com