This master player won his first WSOP bracelet back in 1999, playing in the $2.5K Seven Card Stud event. For this he won $199K as well as the uniquely prized item of jewelry. His next bracelet win came in 2005 when he won the $5K No Limit Deuce to 7 Draw Lowball to take home a very impressive $365,135. For someone who didn’t set out to become a professional poker player he’s certainly come a very long way.
David Grey grew up on New York’s Long Island. He always shoed an interest in gambling, be it in the form of the racetrack or the card table. For a number of years he earned his living as a horse handicapper. Between races he regularly played 7-card-stud and soon found that he was an expert at the game – a fact proven by his first bracelet win.
It was in 1984 that Grey set his sight on Las Vegas and moved there. He felt safe in the knowledge that he was sufficiently informed about horse racing to make a profit at gambling, but he was immediately drawn to poker, and it was this game that most piqued his interest. Over time, poker became his chief concern, and as he got more interested in the game, so his standard improved. He became adept at various forms of poker, though 7-Card-Stud remained his game of choice. He excelled at Hold’Em, Razz and Omaha. It wasn’t too long before his skills at these games led him to the biggest tables of all, and to his massive bracelet wins.
David Grey is renowned as one of the classiest big name players in high stakes games, and he enjoys tournaments and less high-profile games alike. He rarely ventures outside Las Vegas, and there’s rarely any reason for him to do so. He’s great at what he does and he’s perfectly at home around the final table collecting his winnings.