Jeff Gross Recruited as Team CardsChat Ambassador

Jeff Gross Recruited as Team CardsChat Ambassador

The CardsChat forum has continued to grow in size and stature since its launch back in 2004, and at the start of August the website celebrated signing up its 250,000th member. In order to better handle the increase in traffic, CardsChat pro Ryan LaPlante has now been provided extra support in participating in forum threads and helping players improve their games following the addition of Jeff Gross as a brand ambassador. Commenting upon the pro’s signing, the CardsChat forum administrator Debi O’Neill stated:

“We are very excited to be working with Jeff and to have him engaging with our members in the forum. We are thrilled to have a player of his calibre available to assist them.”

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross has an impressive track record in both the live and the online arena. Since 2007, the 32 year-old player has amassed $3,181,686 in winnings competing at live tournaments, and in 2013 scored his biggest payday to date after finishing third at the $100k Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller for $414,770.

In addition, Gross has earned a further $1,385,981 playing online tournaments, the majority of which has been won on PokerStars. In 2016, Gross finished runner-up at the Winning Poke Million Dollar Sunday event for $119,628, and after being recruited to Team PokerStars Pro in July 2017, he recorded his biggest score to date this year following another runner-up finish, this time at the WCOOP Event #40, $530 No-Limit Hold’em for $131,000.

Twitch Streaming

Gross is an avid live streamer and shares many of his online performances via an extremely popular Twitch account that is currently showing 337 videos posted. Like his fellow CardsChat ambassador Ryan LaPlante, Gross, too, is noted for his upbeat and friendly demeanor at the tables, as well as his ability to engage with the audience. As a result, Gross is one of the most respected and followed live poker streamers on the internet. He has also developed close friendships with a number of celebrities over the years, including Micheal Phelps, and billionaire Bill Perkins, who in 2013 handed Gross a cool $550,000 after the latter won a prop bet to have a gay rainbow image tattooed on his back.

Needless to say, CardsChat members seem extremely happy to have him onboard, as was demonstrated by the response Gross received during a particularly busy Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread he hosted recently on the CardsChat forum.

CardsChat Forum

Fourteen years ago, CardsChat launched as an online forum for poker players to mingle and discuss their favorite card game. Having earned a reputation as a friendly place welcoming of both beginner and intermediate players, the community has since evolved and produced a number of serious players over the years. One of them is Ryan LaPlante, a longtime forum contributor who has reached seven WSOP final tables throughout his career, including winning a bracelet in 2016 at $565 Pot-Limit Omaha for $190,328.

These days, CardsChat is equally known for its numerous poker strategy articles and poker news posts as it is for its busy forum, and there are currently more than 3 million postings and 250,000 conversation threads on the site. It also has a worldwide following and boasts over a quarter of a million members across 190 countries, which is even more impressive when one considers there were less than 1,500 members back in May 2005. Commenting on its close-knit community, Tammy Parker, lead forum moderator at CardsChat, stated:

“Some of the people I talk to all the time I’ve never met in real life, or seen a picture of them even, but I still consider them friends. Even though the size of our forum is so big now, the sense of community is still there. That’s what makes CardsChat special.”