no limit Texas hold 'em
no limit Texas hold 'em WSOP main event. The following year, as defending champion, Raymer finished 25th (out of 5,619 entrants) in the 2005 WSOP Main Event, earning him $304,680. Arguably, this two-year accomplishment ranks as one of most impressive performances in the main event in recent history, along with Dan Harrington. Both players posted
deep-runs in consecutive years
deep-runs in consecutive years (Harrington finished 3rd and 4th in 2003/2004), and both looked to repeat as world champion within a ten-year span (Harrington won the Main Event in 1995). In 2005 Raymer also entered the inaugural British Online Hold'em Poker Open which was filmed in London and was the UK's biggest live online hold'em poker event in history. As a firm favourite Raymer made the final table to come third in a live final and collect around £20,000. On September 17, 2007, Raymer won his first World Championship of Online Online Hold'em Poker (WCOOP) bracelet by winning Event #6 of the 2007 WCOOP, a $320 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys event. The victory netted Raymer $168,362. At the 2009 WSOP $40k No Limit hold 'em event, Raymer placed third out of 201 entrants and won $774,927.