Poker Stories With Mark Gregorich – Mark Gregorich has been making his living playing high-limit cash games since the mid-90s, but previously followed in the footsteps of his parents, working as a high school teacher. When budget cuts cost him his job, he decided to move to Las Vegas, where he has been working ever since.
Gregorich, friendly by his peers as one of the best men in the game, has also been voted an Omaha player eight or better. In fact, his skills in the game were so adored that Doyle Brunson asked him to contribute to his book Super System II. Although he has always preferred tournament kids games, Washington-raised Gregorich does have a solid record in the World Series of Poker, with the last 11 table appearances.
Highlights of this interview include bear spot with kids, family business, own deal poker room, with bad bluffing face, teaching high school at 22 years old, sole reason to wear a tie, The Horseshoe and The Mirage, poker on 90s, who played at Bellagio, saw the Omaha8 game completely dead, wrote for Doyle Brunson, lost the bracelet from Carlos Mortensen, the animal mentality in Bobby’s Chamber, throwing cards at Sam Grizzle, raids of cage matches, penguin betting, travel poker, the long ride home, and hitting lessons from Orel Hershiser looking like Greg Maddux.