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Beating the best is great fun

Jackpot Jay recounts how he beat World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer.

Updated: November 23, 2004, 4:39 PM ET
By Jay Lovinger | Page 2

LEDYARD, Conn. -- Greg Raymer is the Rodney Dangerfield of the poker world -- he don't get no respect.

A couple of weeks ago, in his backpage column in Sports Illustrated, Rick Reilly took a few shots at poker players in general, and at Raymer in particular.

"This poker craze is the biggest waste of time since Stevie Wonder went to a mime festival ..." Reilly wrote. "... I haven't seen this many doughy people since the Krispy Kreme company picnic. Do they tan under 40-watt bulbs? ...

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