Steve Gross Wins First WSOP Bracelet
Steve Gross has long been considered one of the best online poker players around, he won Card Player’s Online Player of the Year in 2009 and came runner-up in 2008 and 2010.
Now Gross has transferred his success to live poker and won the $5,000 Six-Handed Omaha event at the WSOP.
Gross took home $560,519 and also won his first bracelet. In the past he has come close to winning, but this was the first time he’s taken down a major live tournament.
While this was the biggest win of his career, he said that it had nothing to do with confirmation of his skill. “It’s not about validation. I don’t care what anyone else thinks of me.
I care about my own results and I judge myself on that basis. I’ve been disappointed not to have a big live result up to now, so this feels great.”
Until now Gross was 0 for 15 in the WSOP but he kept a positive attitude. In the final table he went from a short stack to chip lead and eventually won heads up against a good friend of his, Salman Behbehani.