"You know who the unluckiest guy in the room is?" Matt Vengrin just asked us as we strolled through the orange section in the amazon room.
"That guy," Vengrin said after we left a blank, pointing at the guy to the immediate right of German super star Philipp Gruissem.
Gruissem's list of results in poker tournaments are off the chart, as he's cashed for more than $1.4 million in every year since 2011. Gruissem recently won the EPT Monte Carlo High Roller for $1.3 million to put himself near to top performer of 2014 as well.
One of Gruissem's first big tournament results came in the summer of 2011 when he finished 28th in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Today Gruissem's looking to start his Main Event off right, but for now he's down a little bit from the 30,000 starting stack.