Greg Mueller Lands 3rd WSOP Bracelet With $425,347 H.O.R.S.E. Victory

Greg Mueller finally added a third WSOP gold bracelet to his trophy cabinet last, taking down the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship and $425,347 some 10 years after he did his WSOP double.

By: Andrew Burnett

The towering former ice hockey pro who turned to poker after his retirement in 1999 has now bagged over $3million in cashes in the past decade and a half.

This year, though, as with many others, it was a late decision to come to Las Vegas – a rare appearance at the tables brought on by a nagging question.

Mueller told reporters after his victory: "I just thought, 'Do I still have it? Has that game passed me by?' and I told myself that I will play a little bit and that I'll be focused."

Poker, it appears, isn’t top of his to-do list, the now 3-times champ explaining: "When I'm in Canada, I don't play one hand of poker. I do my thing: work out, play hockey three times a week, watch a ton of sports."

His poker skills were still there, however, in one of the toughest championships of the summer extravaganza – Dario Sammartino, Scott Clements, Phil Galfond, Anthony Zinno and Brian Hastings all in the final dozen.

Once he had seen off his Italian rival in 3rd, it was heads-up against Colombia’s Daniel Ospina for the title – and one hand later it was in Mueller’s hands.

Final table results:

1 Greg Mueller $425,347
2 Daniel Ospina $262,882
3 Dario Sammartino $184,854
4 Scott Clements $132,288
5 Craig Chait $96,378
6 Mikhail Semin $71,505
7 Matthew Gonzales $54,043

 

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