WSOP Champion, Lawyer
Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, born in Minot, North Dakota and raised in Lansing, Michigan, followed a traditional path with his schooling – attending law school and becoming a licensed patent attorney. But his life took a decidedly different turn when Greg tried to use his knowledge and skills to make history.
In 2004, Greg won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Championship and collected the largest purse ever paid to a winner of a poker tournament: $5 million.
Not bad for a lawyer from Stonington, Connecticut.
Playing online for a number of years, Greg won his seat to WSOP through an Internet poker site. Wearing his trademark lizard-eye hologram eyeglasses, he played aggressive poker for six days straight, besting the more than 2,500 entrants for the 2004 WSOP Main Event.
Greg now resides in Wakefield, NC. His “Fossilman” nickname comes from his hobby of collecting fossils, which he often sells as card markers to fellow players.