We caught up with Greg “DuckU” Hobson moments after winning his first WSOP bracelet. For winning Event #49: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em, Hobson will take home $256,691 and the bracelet. He may not be a household name in the live poker world, but online he is known by the moniker "DuckU" and is legendary — amassing over $4.5 million in online tournament cashes.
What was your first thought when you won?
Really surreal that it actually happened.
Who’s the first person you’re going to call?
My wife. I actually just called to tell her.
What’s the first thing you’re going to do to celebrate?
I’ll go out for a few beers with my friends.
Who was the first person to congratulate you?
My friend over here. [Hobson pointed to his friend Andres Pereyra].
What was the first turning point at the final table?
I had and won a flip against versus Eugene Du Plessis. I had opened a few pots leading up to that hand and had to fold, so they may have thought I was steaming a bit that third time.
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