Gboro780 - Poker Player Profile
- $5,000,000 in lifetime cashes
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Steve "gboro780" Gross has been one of the top online tournament players in the world since late 2005. He won the Monthly PLB for February '09 by the closest margin ever; edging out "moorman1" by only 0.39 points to become MPLB champion. This PocketFives Triple Crown winner has impressed much of the poker world with his knowledge of the game and his easy-going personality. Steve's victory in the FTOPS XI Event #10 ($1.5m Guaranteed) in February '09 was good for $275,600.
In 2008, Steve had two outright victories in the Absolute Poker $150k Guaranteed Saturday flagship tournament for a combined $78,000. He also had two wins in the Absolute Poker $1k Weekly tournament in back-to-back months for $34k each. In January '09, he placed 2nd in the Full Tilt Poker $1 Million Guaranteed for $126,500. In April 2009, Steve battled heads-up against fellow PocketFiver Andy McLEOD in the PokerStars SCOOP $3,000+150 6-max Mixed Hold'em event; placing 2nd for $128,000 following a one-on-one competition that was enjoyed by many in the online poker community. In early 2010, Steve picked up dual wins in the Stars $100 Sunday Rebuy event for $85,900 and $79,600.
In September 2012, Gross final tabled the PokerStars Sunday 500 and walked away with $14,000.
On the live felts, Gross final tabled the 2011 WPT LA Poker Classic for $304,000, defeating a final table that included Carlos Mortensen and Vivek "Psyduck" Rajkumar. He also won a $5,000 NLHE Six-Max event at that year's PCA for $135,000.
The Well: Steve "gboro780" Gross
Inside the Game with Steve "gboro780" Gross
Steve "gboro780" Gross became a PocketFiver in April 2005, and would go on to become the #1 ranked online tournament player in the world.
Steve's poker story began while he was pursuing his management degree at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Following several $50 deposits and a 2nd place finish in a PartyPoker Step tournament for $2,500, "gboro780" quickly branched out to Pacific Poker where he was immediately successful. He then moved part of his winnings over to PokerStars where he was competing in $10-$20 MTTs and taking the occasional shot in higher buy-in events. His first significant score came in September, 2005 in a $100 NLHE freezeout versus high stakes sit & go regular "moledaddy," in which he won the tournament for $7,600.