Jeff Gross Signs With 888Poker

Jeff Gross has become the latest player to sign with 888Poker, with the pro making his announcement via his twitter account. He will now represent the site at the 2016 WSOP currently underway in Las Vegas, as well as at other tournaments throughout the year.
In addition to being a great poker ambassador, Jeff Gross is one of the game’s most skilled players having amassed $2,489,058 throughout a career stretching back to 2007, and a further $664,562 playing online under the screen name “Kidwhowon”. After announcing his signing, Gross later told PokerNews:
“..I know they’re one of the main sponsors of the WSOP and I’ve been coming here for many years, so of course, yes. It’s great. It’s a reputable brand. Last year I helped Cannuli at the final table, and he got a deal with 888, and I know some of those guys, so it’s awesome. I’m really excited to be a part of the team.”
With the full backing of 888Poker behind him, Gross says he is now looking forward to competing at a whole range of poker variants at this year’s WSOP, with buy-ins ranging from $500 to the $111k. The 29 year-old pro also added that he thrives on the buzz the WSOP creates, and that he welcomes the opportunity to compete at dozens of events without having to endure the high travel and expenses usually endured by tournament pros.
Jeff Gross is known as one of the most affable players on the poker circuit and counted amongst his good friends is the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, as well as billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Perkins. Commenting on his the “Professional Best Friend” nickname, Gross stated:
“It’s fun, I love it. I really love people and it’s flattering for sure. So I’m cool with it, and I know there definitely could be a lot worse nicknames. Hopefully I can just continue to be that.”
Gross has also been steadily attracting a Twitch following since streaming a 22nd place finish at the PokerStars Sunday Million, and at this year’s WSOP he said that he would be providing a daily stream in which he would update his followers as to how his day went.

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