Greg Merson Gets Off to Good Start in WSOP Main Event
The winner of last year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, Greg Merson, has spent the year as a high profile ambassador for the game of poker. No player has won the Main Event in consecutive years since Johnny Chan in the late 80’s, but Merson was back on Day 1A of the 2013 WSOP Main Event to try and make history.
Merson kicked off the day’s action with the ceremonial shuffle-up-and-deal before taking his seat among the 1,000 other players.
The day started well for Merson, in the first two levels he significantly increased his stack and by the end of the day had a stack of 50,800.
Things weren’t going too well for celebrity Jason Alexander, known for playing George Costanza in Seinfeld. Alexander has made many appearances at the WSOP and managed to cash in the 2007 Ante Up for Africa Event.
However, he was eliminated from the Main Event after just a few hours of play and said that he’s now traveling back to LA.
In other news professional basketball player Paul Pierce is doing quite well in the $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha championship, with 143 players left Pierce had a stack of almost 250,000 placing him in the top ten.