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EPT Monte Carlo: WSOP CHAMP threatened opponent

Tags: 2004 wsop, champ, ept monte carlo, greg raymer, main event, threatened.
Posted on 26 April 2010 by "T".

The 2004 WSOP Champ Greg Raymer is one of the players who made it to Day 2 in the Main Event of EPT Monte Carlo yesterday. Even though he was doing very well the whole day, he still got so annoyed and frustrated at one point that he threatened to punch another player at the table.

This is what happened... (Fossilman's own words).

"A player from Ukraine was teasing me all the time and he was telling me that I'm a really bad player etc. I told him to stop, but still he continued. I doubled up through him a bit later on, then he started getting even more annoying. This made me so angry that I said I would hit him if he didn't stop"

Fossilman was punished by the EPT crew and had to leave the table for a few rounds. One has to keep in mind that Fossiman is known to be one of the most calm and relaxed players in live tournaments. And according to himself, this is the first time something like this happens in his entire poker career (around 18 years).

"I apologized to him later on and he said he was sorry for what he did. This kind of stuff happens once in a while in bigger live tournaments. Its not a big deal"


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12 comments on "EPT Monte Carlo: WSOP CHAMP threatened opponent"

 paulparadiis26/04/2010 08:44:38 GMT
Greg Raymer is so cool, why would anybody want to tease him? Stupid Ukrainian!
 DaMessiah66626/04/2010 09:11:08 GMT
Is because of that i like to play live tournaments with mp3. Most of the time I'm not listening any music but, at least, people don't know and they don't talk to me Big Smile
 IslandJack26/04/2010 10:20:06 GMT
If somebody was abusing me verbally at the table repeatedly and he doesn't stop, I would probably ask to stop the clock and step outside with this guy.
NOBODY deserves to get abused at a poker table or anywhere else.
We're all adults....most of us....kinda.... Big Smile
 B1gfoot26/04/2010 12:09:06 GMT
Did none of the managers notice that he was being flamed?
Fossilman should have just laid one on him, 18 years of built up frustration unleahsed in one big swing.
He even apologized, much bigger man than me.
 Davoodoo26/04/2010 12:22:03 GMT
if he would have swung at him i bet his body would still be wobbling from the movement ...
 Kristan26/04/2010 18:16:41 GMT
I dont get it, they punished Greg for saying those words, but when the other player teased him WhyTheFuck he didnt called it a clock and let the EPT Crew take that stupid Ukrainian away for few rounds??? If player repeadetely annois you, then you can send him away from table atleast for 10 minutes, every live player knows it.
 Funope26/04/2010 18:21:34 GMT
We r all people, but for a pro he should know better. To let someone to get under ur skin.
 CiCoro26/04/2010 19:55:20 GMT
Its impossible to like Greg..hes got that look that bullies love!
 DAGOR26/04/2010 20:01:19 GMT
Hello everybody!
It is true that he seems to put a good atmosphere at the poker table. In addition he plays very well. Good luck to him! Go greg!
See you soon for new posts lol!
 leroi2126/04/2010 20:56:41 GMT
i'm totaly on the side of greg this time if the guy was so annoying i will say to stop and say something like that and i think that is not a big deal when you compare to phil hellmuth come on
 magatt96627/04/2010 10:00:12 GMT
I think it should be allowed to beat your opponents and give them a bad beat when they deserve it: it is very important to stay in correct position when you do it not to be trapped
Big Smile Big Smile
 SuperNoob04/05/2010 21:30:02 GMT
omg he looks so scary in this picture, how dare that ukranian tease him lol
but it can be really annoying if some idiot continues with his nonsense when you are trying to concentrate

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