Poker Pros React To 2012 WSOP Champion Greg Merson

Poker Pros React To 2012 WSOP Champion Greg MersonGreg Merson is the 2012 WSOP Main Event champion, after defeating a 6,598 player field over nine days including a grueling 11 hour three-handed battle, to claim the $8,531,853 first place prize. What’s more, the 24-year-old online cash game pro seems to be a popular choice for champion, and here are a selection of comments made by  well-wishing poker pros via twitter:
Daniel Negreanu
“Really happy for Greg. Spent some time with him in Toronto and he is an absolutely great kid..Good for you Greggy! Congrats to Greg Merson WSOP Champion AND Player of the Year WOW! Well deserved he clearly played the best. Hard to argue!”
Phil Hellmuth
Congratulations to @Gregy20723, the newly minted World Champion of Poker and 2012 Player of the Year! Greg, you played great poker..I played good in “Player of the Year” race, but @Gregy20723 played better! Bummed to finish 2nd in POY (for 3rd time!!), but I’ll MAN UP!”
Grayson Nichols
“Congrats @Gregy20723, long gone are the days of Jerry Yangs and Moneymakers winning the WSOP Main. The sickos have risen.”
Jonathan Duhamel
“Greg Merson is the 2012 World Champion of Poker, well done buddy!!!! ..Sylvia played really well 3 handed but Merson just destroyed him heads-up, well done Greg !!!”
Vanessa Selbst
“So many congrats to @Gregy20723. He played amazing and absolutely deserved this. What a great main event champion!”
Jason Somerville
“really happy for @Gregy20723. a deserving champion and i think he will become one of the truly great ambassadors of poker. #classact@benfitts.. greggy was certainly the best player at the table going in and the coached players came 2nd 3rd 4th. Pretty reasonable outcome.”
Antonio Esfandiari
“He played good. He was patient. He earned it. Biiiiiig congrats again. Really happy for him.”
Jennier Harman
“Congrats to @Gregy20723 our new @WSOP 2012 Main Event Champ and Player of the Year!!!!! You played excellent. Well deserved!”
Dan O’Brien
“Passed out 6-7 hours before a #WSOP champ was crowned, but amped to wake up and see it’s @Gregy20723. Couldn’t be happier for him.”

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