Merson in the media
The WSOP Main event is the one poker event of the year that garners major mainstream press all over the world. The winner usually appears on Good Morning America and the name of the winner ripples around the world. Let’s take a look at how some of the mainstream papers reported the news of Greg Merson’s victory.
The Guardian: “The last hand, in which Merson's king outranked the queen of rival Jesse Sylvia, was worth more than $3m to the champion.”
"I feel pretty good – got all the tears out, so now I feel relaxed," Merson said.
The Washington Post: “He did it. Laurel’s Greg Merson, who dropped out of the University of Maryland and beat a drug addiction to find himself at the final table of the World Series of Poker, outlasted eight other players and won the championship early Wednesday morning.”
USA Today: “Greg Merson emerged with the title before dawn in Las Vegas after a session that proved a showcase for his skills amid the unpredictability of tournament no-limit Texas Hold 'em.”
Las Vegas Sun: With his fortune, he plans to travel to Macau, China, in pursuit of high-stakes cash games, instead of traveling the circuit to compete in grueling tournaments.
“That’s what I’m looking forward to doing the most — getting in the biggest cash games in the world,” Merson said. “And not losing all my money.”