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When I Was A Donk With Jeff Gross

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 28, 2015

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In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Jeff Gross discovered poker in high school and continued to play in college while he was on the soccer team at the University of South Carolina. After graduating, Gross continued to play poker while living in Baltimore along with his roommate, Olympian Michael Phelps. Since then, he’s been traveling the poker circuit, playing in big buy-in tournaments where he’s won more than $2 million. He narrowly missed out on his first WSOP bracelet in 2011 when he took second in a $5,000 shootout event for $269,742 and he finished third in a televised 2012 World Poker Tour event in Montreal for another $319,238. His biggest score came in 2013 when he finished third in the ...


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