East coast poker pro and 2012 World Series of Poker Champion Greg Merson takes the time, perhaps more willingly now, to talk with Bluff Magazine's Thomas Keeling to talk all things poker ambassadorship.
After confronting Joe Hachem about his interview where he called out a number of past champs for not pulling their weight in promoting the game of poker, Merson seems to have had a change of heart when it comes to promoting himself and poker. Even though the Maryland native didn’t win the Main Event in the era of endless free lunches for the champ, Merson’s beginning to see that he plays a key role in the future of the game. So much so that he’s turned to none other than The Poker Brat himself, Phil Hellmuth, to get some advice and “pick his brain” about branding and keeping himself out there.
What are his plans for this summer? It looks like it will be the WSOP tournament grind as Merson needs cash games to be really big for him to even be interested. Here’s to hoping the good natured, mild manner champ can add another bracelet to his collection.