Greg Mueller

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Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller (WSOP 2009, Event 33).jpg
Greg Mueller after winning Event #33 of the 2009 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) FBT (Full Blown Tilt)
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia
Born (1971-06-02) June 2, 1971 (age 45)
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 35
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
226th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 9
Information accurate as of 3 March 2015.
Greg Mueller
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lb; 15 st 4 lb)
Shot Left
Played for DEL
Mad Dogs München
Ratinger Löwen
EC Hannover
2nd Bundesliga
EHC Trier (de)
Braunlager EHC/Harz (de)
EV Duisburg
Playing career 1992–2000

Greg Mueller (born 2 June 1971) is a German and Canadian professional poker player and former professional ice hockey defenceman. Mueller was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Mueller, a former professional hockey player,[1][2][3][4] was drawn to poker after one of many long road trips during his hockey career. After retiring in 1999 from hockey. he has cashed in many poker tournaments throughout his poker career.[2]

Mueller won his first World Series of Poker title in 2009 in the $10,000 limit Texas hold'em championship.[5] His previous best finish came in 2007 where he finished runner-up to Steve Billirakis in the $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) earning $328,554. When heads up in the latter tournament, Mueller had made top pair against Billirakis's trips. When Billirakis raised on the river, Mueller made a feint of putting chips into the pot to attempt to get a read on whether Billirakis wanted him to call. While not a formal breach of the rules, ESPN commentator Norman Chad opined that such plays "ain't kosher" according to poker etiquette.[6] Mueller ended up calling and losing the hand to Billirakis. Mueller was then short-stacked and called the big blind with 5 4. Billirakis raised Mueller all-in with K 2. The board came down J Q 2 8 Q, giving Billirakis the winning hand with two pair queens and deuces.

Mueller went on to win his second World Series of Poker bracelet and $194,909 only 11 days after his first in a $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout event.[7]

His best showing in the World Poker Tour was a fourth place finish in the 2006 World Poker Challenge, where he won $142,285.

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,675,000.[7] His 35 cashes at the WSOP account for over $2,100,000 of those winnings.[8]

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2009 $10,000 Limit Hold'em $460,841
2009 $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout $194,854

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "player bio - Greg Mueller of Vancouver, CAN". CardPlayer.com. europe.cardplayer.com. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b "WPT - profile". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  3. ^ Gregor Mueller's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  4. ^ Greg Müller profile at Eurohockey.com
  5. ^ Worldseriesofpoker.com: 2009 World Championship Limit Hold'em (Event 33)
  6. ^ "Wsop 2007 Bracelet Event 5k$ mixed hold'eim world champ 5/5". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  7. ^ a b Hendon Mob tournament results
  8. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com