Normally a mild-mannered ambassador for the game, Greg Raymer showed this week at the EPT Grand Final that he does have a breaking point. After enduring hours of abuse from a young Ukranian player, Raymer eventually snapped and said, “stop, or I will bash your head in.”
Raymer said, “it was the first time in my 18 year career that I’ve done something like this.” He continued, “it was stupid and unnecessary, but he kept annoying me.”
Apparently the two players apologized to each other and no heads were bashed in.
This isn’t the first time the generally-calm Raymer’s name has come up in some type of altercation. He first became known to the public in 2004 when he endured abuse from Mike ‘the Mouth’ Matusow and refused to shake his hand when Matusow apologized (video here). Raymer has also caught attention for ripping a card in half at the WSOP out of frustration and fending off two would-be robbers single-handedly.
Stay tuned to the PokerTips Blog where we will bring you the latest information on future Greg Raymer outbursts.