Greg Raymer takes sixth place in WSOP $1500 NLHE event

I suppose we've all had these days. You have a lot of chips, you have a good chance at taking it down, and you go card dead. It can happen to the best of us. And it happened to a world champion today.

Fossilman Greg Raymer, aggressive and worthy of fear, sat down today as the chip-leader and arguably the favorite to win a second World Series of Poker bracelet. Every player at the table had experience and talent. But it was evident from the outset that it was going to take more than experience and talent to win this event.

I talked to Greg just a few minutes ago and he laid out the nightmare scenario.

"When I had premium hands that could stand a re-raise, I couldn't get action," he said. Beyond that, when he had hands that couldn't stand a re-raise, he got re-raised. Plus he was card-dead. Then he lost two coin flips back to back.

Nonetheless, Raymer out-battled more than 2000 people to have a shot at the bracelet. This time, things just didn't fall his way.

Congratuations to PokerStars' own Fossilman Greg Raymer for a great showing.

Brad Willis
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