Interview with Greg Mueller on Day 1a of the Aussie Millions

Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller, 2008 Aussie Millions - Day 1a.

Mueller had a strong showing at the 2007 Greg Mueller.

Did you have any big hands?

There was one. There was this guy at my table who was really aggressive and raised almost every hand where there were a few limpers. Then I was dealt K J and this guy was up to his usual antics and he raised big. I really thought he was trying to make a steal and I was getting a good price so I made the call. The flop came Q-J-8 and we both checked. A jack hit on the turn and I made trips so I checked and he bet and I called. The river was a king which gave me the full house so I checked again and he pushed all-in and I called.

He had 10-7 off-suit so my read on him was dead-on. He was making a stone move. That hand really gave me a lot of confidence but other than that I just chipped away.

Greg Mueller
The old Greg Mueller.

How was your table?

My table was awesome. Everybody was friendly and everybody was nice. Most of the players were pretty passive and I was able to do what I wanted.

You had a good run at the 2007 WSOP, cashing numerous times. What have you been up to since then?

After the WSOP my goal was to stop touring until I lost 40 lbs. I hired a trainer and changed my diet and now I'm back. I played the Five Diamond in December.

How do you feel?

I feel a million times better.

Greg Mueller at the final table of 2007 WSOP Event 1.

What was the deciding factor in coming out to Australia for the Aussie Millions?

Well I'm a Full Tilt pro and they basically pay for expenses and everything and I also had a lot of fun last year. It's somewhere warm and I just thought, "Why not?"

What do you think of Australia?

I like Australia. I love the tennis. I'm a big sports fan so that's huge. I rallied with [former world No. 1 American tennis player] Jimmy Connors for 45 minutes yesterday so that was a ton of fun. I'm having a great time.

You have any strategy heading into Day 2?

Not really. It all depends on your table and your opponents and their chip stacks. Obviously if I've got Phil Ivey on my left with $1 million chips I'm going to play a little differently. We'll see what happens.

Thanks a lot Greg; good luck!

Already a dangerous player, Greg Mueller seems to be playing with even more fire in his game since taking a four-month hiatus from the game. The Canadian poker pro has amassed a burgeoning chip empire so his opponents better be on the lookout. FBT is on the aggressive.

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