Patent Attorney Wins $5M At Poker Table

Law360, New York (June 1, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A patent attorney who made his way to the World Series of Poker by playing on the internet has beaten seasoned professionals at the tournament and pocketed a record $5 million.

Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, a patent lawyer from Stonington, Conn., earned a spot in the 35th annual No-Limit Texas Hold'Em event after winning a $150 satellite tournament on PokerStars.com.

Raymer, 39, defeated a record field of 2,576 people from more than 30 countries. He won the seven-day tournament with a full house of twos and eights,...
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