Greg Mueller rides two bracelets into Main Event

Greg Mueller
"Things are going well for me and I'm thrilled about it."

With two WSOP bracelets in 2009 and a huge stack in the Main Event, Greg "FBT" Mueller is having the summer of his life at the World Series of Poker.

Propelled by the momentum of two wins in the last month Mueller has never been more ready for a deep run in poker's most prestigious event.

"I've never done well in the Main Event so with two bracelets maybe it's given me the confidence I need," he told PokerListings.

Close calls were the story of Mueller's past WSOPs. Despite coming away with significant profits, two second-place finishes in the last two years left him itching for a bracelet.

That all changed this year, and it changed in a big way.

Mueller took down the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout and the $10,000 Limit Hold'em world championship, in addition to a third final table in the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud event.

Those three cashes alone added $709,365 to the pro's already healthy bankroll.

"Things are going well for me and I'm thrilled about it," said Mueller in typical Canadian understatement.

"It's just like when I played hockey, sometimes you're playing well and things just aren't clicking for you but other times pucks are going in off your rear-end and off your glove and things are rolling for you."

Momentum is a common theme at the 2009 WSOP with a handful of pros taking down two bracelets and one scoring a hat trick.

"I'd love to keep the momentum going. Mr. Mo on my side," he joked with a smile.

There is no more important tournament in poker than the WSOP Main Event and it's more than just the vast sums of money up for grabs.

For Mueller, like a lot of players, the Main Event represents the pinnacle of achievement in their occupation.

"The whole World series for me is the reason I play," Mueller elaborated. "This is the Cadillac of poker."

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