Philipp Gruissem, German professional poker player, began playing live poker 9 years ago and has been competing at the highest level ever since. Gruissem has won many high roller and super high roller titles including his biggest live tournament cash, the 2014 Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller event, where he took home $1,378,059. Phil also went on to win the same event in 2017 for almost $530,000. His live earnings now stand at over $11 million.
Gruissem read his first poker book and started playing online at partypoker under the alias ‘philbort' where he won his first tournament for $200. He commented, "It was this win that drove me to learn more about the game."
Later in his career he co-founded REG-charity.com and now using poker as a tool for self-discovery, he comments: "I feel great about joining partypoker! They are now bringing healthy competition back into the market and partypoker has a new and fresh vibe that will grow our poker community."
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters added: "I am honoured 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."
Gruissem kicks off 2018 playing in POWERFEST that started January 21st and will sit down in events including the $1,000,000 guaranteed, $5,200 buy-in Powerfest #46-H on Sunday 4th February. Philipp will make his first live appearance as a partypoker ambassador at MILLIONS Germany that starts on 4th February.