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Hand History Time Capsule: Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer Builds a Big Stack Into a World Championship

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 29, 2011

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In this new series, “Hand History Time Capsule,” Card Player digs up memorable hands to help you relive, or perhaps discover for the first time, pivotal situations from some of poker’s most exciting moments. In 2004 the World Series of Poker main event grew by leaps and bounds over the previous year thanks to the heroic efforts of Chris Moneymaker. The main event field ballooned to 2,576 players from the 839 who entered the year before. One of those players was 39-year-old patent attorney from Connecticut named Greg Raymer. Throughout the main event that year he used fossils to guard his cards and picked up the nickname “Fossilman” in the process. Over the course of the main event he picked up a ton of chips with his aggressive play straight out of the gates. By day 4 he held 1.8 million in chips thanks in large part to a big ...


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