Greg Mueller after winning Event #33 of the 2009 World Series of Poker
|Nickname(s)||FBT (Full Blown Tilt)|
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia|
June 2, 1971 |
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (214 lb; 15 st 4 lb)|
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Mueller, a former professional hockey player, 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.
Mueller won his first World Series of Poker title in 2009 in the $10,000 limit Texas hold'em championship. 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. Mueller ended up calling and losing the hand to Billirakis. Mueller was then short-stacked and called the big blind with . Billirakis raised Mueller all-in with . The board came down , 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.
His best showing in the World Poker Tour was a fourth place finish in the 2006 World Poker Challenge, where he won $142,285.
World Series of Poker Bracelets
|2009||$10,000 Limit Hold'em||$460,841|
|2009||$1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout||$194,854|
- "player bio - Greg Mueller of Vancouver, CAN". CardPlayer.com. europe.cardplayer.com. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
- "WPT - profile". Retrieved 2008-06-27.
- Gregor Mueller's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Greg Müller profile at Eurohockey.com
- Worldseriesofpoker.com: 2009 World Championship Limit Hold'em (Event 33)
- "Wsop 2007 Bracelet Event 5k$ mixed hold'eim world champ 5/5". Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- Hendon Mob tournament results
- World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com