JEFF GROSS WPT MONTREAL (LIVE STREAM) PROFILE

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross

Career Stats

Earnings $404,686
Cashes 3
Final Tables 1
Titles 0
Tournaments Played 15

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
35,190,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 1-B
284,000

Day 2
2,422,000

Day 3
8,650,000

Day 4
3rd

 

Canadian Jonathan Roy Wins Inaugural WPT Montreal

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

By Diana Cox
 
One of the largest World Poker Tour Main Events in the tour's 11-year history came to an end when all the chips in play were stacked in front of Jonathan Roy. Appropriately, for the WPT's first main event in Canada since 2008, the final table came down to two Canadians at WPT Montreal. 
 
Roy outlasted a field a massive field of 1,173 players and walked away with $779,710 from the $3,387,930.00 prize pool. 
 
At the front of of a packed house, Roy battled heads up with Pascal Lefrancois for a spot on the Champion's trophy, the prize money and the WPT silver belt.

The final hand came to down Lefrancois being forced all-in for less than one big blind after being severely crippled when he ran his 6heart6spade into Roy's KspadeQclub. With their stacks nearly even, Pascal raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Roy re-raised to 2,400,000. Pascal moved all-in and Roy called. The board ran out Kdiamond7heart7clubQdiamondJheart and nearly all the chips were moved to Roy's end of the table. 
 
On the next, and final hand of the night, Lefrancois was all-in for his last 500,000 after being dealt 8club3heart. Roy had KspadeJheart and the board ran out KclubJclub4diamondQdiamond9diamond to end the night.
 
Peter Kaemmerlen's final table appearance was extremely short lived as he was eliminated on the very first hand of the day. 
 
From under the gun Kaemmerlen raised to 300,000 and Jeff Gross answered with a re-raise from the small blind to 1,260,000. Kaemmerlen decided it was time to push his final 2,400,000 to the middle of the table. The shove was enough to put Gross into the tank before he made the call. 
 
When the two flipped their cards over Kaemmerlen was ahead with JdiamondJheart against Gross's Aheart10diamond and stayed ahead after a flop of 7spade5diamond4club. The 9heart on the turn was good for Kaemmerlen and he needed only to dodge an Ace in order to survive and double up. But an Ace, the Adiamond, was turned over on the river to give Gross the best hand and send Kaemmerlen away. 
 
After Kaemmerlen's exit, Sylvain Siebert, who began the day as the chip leader, became the fifth place finisher when he moved all in from the big blind with 6club6diamond. Roy called from the big blind with two black Queens. The dealer spread KclubKspade4diamondAspade7spade and Roy's Queens held to eliminate Siebert. 
 
Following Siebert to the rail was Gavin Smith, who started the day with the short stack. Smith moved all-in from the small blind with Adiamond5spade and Roy called from the big blind with Kclub7spade. The board is dealt 8diamond8spade2club7diamond3club pairs Roy's seven on the turn to end Smith's tournament. 

Smith's deep run marks his fifth WPT final table. 
 
Gross's third place elimination set the stage for the heads-up match when he moved all-in from the button for 2,475,000. Roy called from the small blind with AspadeQclub and Gross found he was behind with KdiamondQclub.The board ran out Aclub6club6spade2diamondKspade to give Roy two pair and remove Gross from the table.

Gross was quickly congratulated by his friend, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was on the rail. 
 
WPT Montreal final table results: 
 
1st:  Jonathan Roy  -  $779,710
2nd:  Pascal Lefrancois  -  $470,920
3rd:  Jeff Gross  -  $317,450
4th:  Gavin Smith  -  $211,745
5th:  Sylvain Siebert  -  $146,360
6th:  Peter Kaemmerlen  -  $113,155

Sorted In: Jonathan Roy, Pascal Lefrancois, Featured Blog, Michael Phelps, Jeff Gross, Gavin Smith, Peter Kaemmerlen, Sylvain Siebert, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
12:42 AM, 11/28/12

An Olympic-Size Congratulations

Level 37: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante

Sorted In: Jeff Gross, Michael Phelps, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
11:53 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #153: Jeff Gross Out in 3rd Place ($

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Jeff Gross moves all in from the button for 2,475,000, and Jonathan Roy calls from the small blind with AspadeQspade. Gross turns over KdiamondQclub, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Aclub6club6spade2diamondKspade, and Jonathan Roy wins the pot with two pair, aces and sixes, to eliminate Jeff Gross in third place.

Jonathan Roy  -  19,175,000  (47 bb)
Jeff Gross  -  Out in 3rd Place ($317,450)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Jonathan Roy, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
11:11 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #144: Jeff Gross Triples Up

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Jeff Gross moves all in blind from the button for 775,000, Jonathan Roy calls from the small blind, and Pascal Lefrancois calls from the big blind.

The board comes Aclub4diamond2diamond6club9heart, and Roy shows 8club4club for a pair of fours. Lefrancois turns over 9diamond3heart for a pair of nines.

Gross reminds the other players that he hasn't looked over his cards, and he slowly reveals Adiamond5spade -- a pair of aces to win the pot and triple up in chips.

Seat 1.  Jonathan Roy  -  20,800,000  (52 bb)
Seat 2.  Pascal Lefrancois  -  11,900,000  (29 bb)
Seat 3.  Jeff Gross  -  2,425,000  (6 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Pascal Lefrancois, Jonathan Roy, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
11:01 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #143: Pascal Lefrancois Doubles Thru and Cripples Jeff Gross

Level 36: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Pascal Lefrancois moves all in from the button, and Jeff Gross calls from the small blind with 4diamond4spade. Lefrancois turns over Kheart10spade, and it's a race situation.

The flop comes Jdiamond8heart4heart, and Gross takes a big lead with a set of fours.

The turn card is the Qheart, and Lefrancois picks up both a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw.

The river card is the Aheart, and Pascal Lefrancois wins the pot with a heart flush to double up in chips and cripple Jeff Gross.

Pascal Lefrancois  -  12,800,000  (32 bb)
Jeff Gross  -  825,000  (2 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Pascal Lefrancois, Jeff Gross, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
10:58 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #123: Jeff Gross Doubles Thru Pascal Lefrancois

Level 35: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

Pascal Lefrancois min-raises from the small blind to 600,000, and Jeff Gross calls from the big blind.

The flop comes QclubQspade7heart, Lefrancois moves all in, and Gross snap-calls with 6diamond6heart. Lefrancois turns over 3club3diamond, and it's pocket pair-vs.-pocket pair, with Gross on top.

The turn is the 5spade, and the river double-pairs the board with the 7diamond. It takes a moment for Gross to realize that he won the pot even though his pair was counterfeited -- one of his sixes plays as his kicker to win the pot.

As the dealer pushes the pot to Gross, Antonio Esfandiari yells from the rail, "You just won a pot with six high kid. That's strong!"

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Pascal Lefrancois, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
09:57 PM, 11/27/12

Michael Phelps Chats About Friend Jeff Gross

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante



Eighteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps on the rail at the WPT Montreal final table, and Jeanine Deeb caught up with him (and Antonio Esfandiari) for a chat about Jeff Gross, P.B.F.

Sorted In: Jeff Gross, Antonio Esfandiari, Michael Phelps, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker, Featured Blog
06:08 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #33: Gavin Smith Doubles Thru Jeff Gross

Level 32: 75,000-150,000, 25,000 ante

Gavin Smith moves all in from the button for about 1.5 million, and Jeff Gross asks for a count from the big blind. Gross tanks for a while before he calls with Kspade9heart, and Smith turns over QspadeJspade.

The board comes Jdiamond7club6diamond4clubAdiamond, and Gavin Smith wins the pot with a pair of jacks to double up in chips.

Gavin Smith  -  3,100,000  (20 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Gavin Smith, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
06:04 PM, 11/27/12

Hand #1: Peter Kaemmerlen Out in 6th Place ($113,155)

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Peter Kaemmerlen raises under the gun to 300,000, Jeff Gross reraises from the small blind to 1,260,000, and Kaemmerlen moves all in for 2,400,000. Gross tanks for a while before he calls with Aheart10diamond. Kaemmerlen turns over JdiamondJheart, and he's a favorite to double up here.

The board comes 7spade5diamond4club9heartAdiamond, and Gross spikes an ace on the river to win the pot and eliminate Peter Kaemmerlen in sixth place.

Jeff Gross  -  11,200,000
Peter Kaemmerlen  -  Out in 6th Place ($113,155)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jeff Gross, Peter Kaemmerlen, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker
04:41 PM, 11/27/12

Final Table Bio - Jeff Gross

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

2583 Chipleader Jeff Gross Seat 3: Jeff Gross – 8,850,000
Age: 26
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jeff Gross has taken a very interesting path to his first World Poker Tour final table. Gross attended the very first WPT Boot Camp and now he is among the final six in a field of 1,173 players. He has one previous cash on the tour, and that came at the Borgata Poker Open during Season IX. His largest cash was a second-place finish in a no-limit hold’em shootout event at the World Series of Poker in 2011. Gross recently cashed in the WSOP Main Event, taking 223rd place in a field of 6,598 players.

Antonio Esfandiari said of Gross earlier in the tournament, "This guy is the best professional best friend in the business." Esfandiari is among the friends sweating Gross at the final table today, as is Michael Phelps, who will be fulfilling best friend duties for Gross.

Sorted In: Jeff Gross, Season XI, WPT Montreal, Playground Poker, Featured Blog
04:02 PM, 11/27/12
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