It appears WSOP.com poker has signed its first professional poker player.
2012 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson confirmed on TwoPlusTwo Poker Forum that his recent name change on WSOP.com (from Toddmcshay to wgregmerson) is due to the fact he has signed with the site.
Almost all poker sites sponsor at least a few poker pros but Merson would be the first professional poker player to represent WSOP.com.
While the signing hasn’t been officially confirmed by the WSOP it certainly makes sense since Merson has been steadily grinding the cash games on the site for the last few months.
Merson mentioned on TwoPlusTwo that he’s planning on moving to New Jersey this month so he can play on WSOP.com there.
Merson Brings Impressive Résumé to WSOP.com
It’s doubtful Merson will need much of an introduction to many poker fans.
Primarily a cash game player the Laurel, MD, native absolutely crushed the 2012 WSOP by winning two bracelets (one was the Main Event) and locking up Player of the Year honors.
The former Ivey Poker pro even called his own shot in 2012 when Phil Hellmuth won the WSOPE Main Event and took the POY lead.
Merson said he’d simply win the November Nine and re-take the lead.
He made good on that claim and took down $8.4 million in the process.
Merson has over $10 million in lifetime live tournament earnings in addition to playing some of the biggest cash games in the world.
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