Congratulations to poker pro Greg Merson who today shared with his fans that he was two years clean from the drug addiction he so candidly talked about with the media during his run at the 2012 WSOP Main Event title.
Merson, now 26, has, on occasion, talked publicly about his obsessive nature and his battle with addiction, as he did in this powerful 2012 article with ESPN Poker. That said, his love of poker and his dedication to the game has been given some credit in helping him stay focused on sobriety. Of course, family and friends are a big part as well.
Good on you Greggy! Here’s hoping the WSOP Champ feels better soon. In the meantime, to celebrate relive Merson’s emotional 2012 victory right here: