Greg Merson's road to this year's main event final table has probably been the toughest of all 9 finalists. About 5 years ago he finally managed to put an end to his drug addiction, and ever since he has been very open about his addicition in interviews.
For example: In a recent interview with ESPN, Merson said that he financed his addiction by playing poker in the beginning of his career and tha[...] Read more » Many Pitfalls Along Greg Merson's Way to the 2012 WSOP Main Event Final Table
Joined: May '08
Age: 37 (M)
cool- i hope he will bring some weed at the ft- what? no weed no go. nice to see anyone who admits he has problems, does so publicly and beats his problems (at least it looks like) surely hope that this will not happen again with him, fighting with addiction is tough, better just be addicted to poker than drugs
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 56 (M)
Greg Merson is a survivor,ha passed drug addiction once,is open to talk about it.Doing good on the tables keep him focused on the business,nothing can stop him now.Nice to hear about the winners from time to time.Temptations are everywhere.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 42 (M)
It's sad to see young poker promises with problems like this, leting a substance taking advantage of their minds, wills and many times also their own future. I don't want to be a moralist, i like to drink a couple of beers every now and then, one just have to realize when it's crossing the limits. After passing that line, the act that at the begining was a pleasure starts being an obsession, turning the person into a slave. No use...