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Greg Merson

United StatesUnited States

Biography

Greg Merson is an American poker player who won the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.

He topped a 6,598-player field, winning $8,531,853 after defeating Jesse Sylvia heads-up.


Read More: Greg Merson Wins the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,531,853


Merson was the first player since Chris Ferguson to win a WSOP bracelet in the same year as their Main Event triumph. He won the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Championship for $1,136,197.

Greg Merson Top Five Poker Cashes

DateEventBuy-inPlacePayout (USD)
July 2012WSOP Main Event$10,0001st$8,531,853
July 2012WSOP Six-Max Championship$10,0001st$1,136,197
January 2014PCA High Roller$25,0002nd$948,996
May 2015WSOP NLHE$5,0004th$152,126
January 2016PCA High Roller$25,00013th$88,020

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated May 2021

WSOP Main Event Winners 2003-12

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310
20096,494Joe CadaUnited States$8,547,042
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark$9,119,517
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States$8,250,000
20068,773Jamie GoldUnited States$12,000,000
20055,619Joe HachemAustralia$7,500,000
20042,576Greg RaymerUnited States$5,000,000
2003839Chris MoneymakerUnited States$2,500,000

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
324th $3,862
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
41st $9,747
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
19th $21,018
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
64th $5,809
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
94th $8,976
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
13th $88,020
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
13th $24,613
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
99th $4,411
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
14th $9,299
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
98th $20,300
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
2nd $948,996
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
167th $42,990
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
1st $8,531,853
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Four-Handed
5th $70,280