Philipp Gruissem Becomes Latest Partypoker AmbassadorJanuary 29, 2018 4:09 pm
The poker headlines may have been packed with news of a number of high-profile players parting ways with PokerStars this month, but the opposite could be said of partypoker which continues to regularly add new recruits to its roster of sponsored pros.
Following the recent signing of such pros as Kristen Bicknel, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Richard Dubini, the latest player to now join the ranks of Team partypoker is none other than Philipp Gruissem. This means that in addition to sposoring Germany’s ‘All Time Money List’ winner Fedor Holz, the site also has the country’s 7th highest earner whose winnings come to an impressive $11,031,639.
Listed amongst Gruissem’s considerable accolades is victory in 2014 at the €25,500 Monte Carlo High Roller for €993,963 ($1,378,059), with his biggest score to date recorded in 2013 after taking down the £100,000 WPT Alpha8 London for £862,400 ($1,379,840). That year was also his most successful year to date with $4,646,124 in winnings, although 2017 also proved to be his best year since 2014 ($1,485,102) with earnings of $846,754.
In addition to the live arena, Philipp Gruissem is a prolific online poker pro with a further $3,585,244 in winnings amassed under the screen name Philbort, with $1,785,529 won on PokerStars, and $362,070 on partypoker. Commenting upon their latest signing, partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters stated:
“I am honored that Philipp has agreed to join us at partypoker. Philipp is such a well-respected player both in the German and global poker community that he is a perfect fit to join the team. He also has a great character and experience and will bring something a little different to the team.”
The 30 year-old is also a great believer in charity and in 2014 helped co-found Raising for Effective Giving (REG), together with fellow poker pros Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree. The charity helps less privileged people living in the developing world through contributions made mostly by professional poker players. Currently there are more than 87 members donating 2% of their income to REG, with recipient charities including The Against Malaria Foundation, GiveDirectly, and The Nonhuman Rights Project, to name but a few.